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DIALOGUE. African migrant joining Ukrainian dancing at the centre of Kyiv during an IOM-supported event
UNDERSTANDING. Ukrainian survivor of trafficking recovering in IOM's Rehabilitation Centre says farewell to Mrs. Ban Soon-Taek, the spouse of the UN Secretary-General
DEVELOPMENT. Beneficiary of a joint project of the Republic of Korea and IOM in his greenhouse in the south of Ukraine
CONNECTION. IOM Ukraine specialists providing training on Skype for school teachers in migration-affected Chernivtsi Region
TRUST. Children who have suffered from different forms of exploitation enjoying an IOM-arranged seaside retreat
FACILITATION. Ukrainian seasonal migrants picking raspberries in Portugal within the framework of an IOM-supported project
COOPERATION. Beneficiaries of IOM programmes Ukrainian and Polish border guards shaking hands across the border
HEALTH. IOM Ukraine has provided health assessment services to almost 200,000 migrants
REINTEGRATION. IOM assists former victims of trafficking to start their small businesses
SUPPORT. IOM's partner NGO representative ready to distribute aid at the Chernihiv Migrants Accommodation Centre

Ukrainian and Belarusian customs officials to be trained on detection of smuggled goods and cigarettes

12 August 2014

On 12–14 August 2014, the International organization for Migration (IOM), in cooperation with the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), carries out bilateral training for 20 customs officials from the Republic of Belarus and Ukraine on the detection of smuggled goods and cigarettes. The training is delivered by an international expert from the National Customs Board of the State Revenue Service of Latvia. >>read more


Norway and IOM support Ukraine's efforts to reintegrate victims of human trafficking

30 July 2014

As the United Nations commemorates the first World Day against Trafficking in Persons, the Mission of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Ukraine is launching a three-year project titled, Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Victims of Trafficking in Ukraine. The project is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, which is providing 18.2 million Norwegian Kroner to support the Government of Ukraine’s and civil society’s efforts in fighting modern-day slavery and to improve access of victims of trafficking and persons at risk to protection and assistance. >>read more


‘Safely to Success’: IOM and the Swiss Confederation raise awareness of young Ukrainians about migration and human trafficking

21 July 2014

IOM Ukraine is launching an information tour titled, ‘Safely to Success!’ to raise awareness about the risks of human trafficking. The campaign, funded by the Swiss Confederation, will target youth and other at-risk groups through social media, TV and press, and on-ground activities that will be conducted in four towns – Ismail (Odesa Region, on 26 July), Sambir (Lviv Region, on 2 August), Dolyna (Ivano-Frankivsk Region, on 10 August), and Dniprodzerzhynsk (Dnepropetrovsk Region, on 16 August). These regions are considered risk-prone areas due to a traditionally high level of migration and, since recently, an increasing number of internally displaced persons who have sought refuge there. “Ukraine is a country with a big development potential. Many people are moving within the country and across borders, from one place to another, striving for better livelihood opportunities. Our aim is to empower them with knowledge, information, and awareness, so that the individual person can make a safe choice concerning her or his future,” states Petra Widmer, Deputy Director of the Swiss Cooperation Office in Ukraine. >>read more


IOM inaugurates new migration health centre in Kyiv

11 July 2014

The new premises of IOM Ukraine’s Migration Health Department were officially opened this week in Kyiv. From now on, all health assessments will be conducted at 16-V, Horkoho Street, at the clinic of IOM partner Healthy and Happy. Since its inception in 1997, IOM Ukraine’s migration health department has provided health assessment services to more than 200,000 migrants. An evaluation of the health status of individuals obtaining a visa or going abroad for resettlement, international employment, or enrolment in specific migrant assistance programmes, is conducted to ensure that migration does not endanger the health of the migrants or pose a public health risk during travel or upon arrival. Reflecting national differences in immigration and public policies and practices, there is a diverse range of assessment requirements. IOM Ukraine performs health assessments for Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States of America and the United Kingdom. >>read more


‘Unity in diversity’ discussed with the Government Commissioner on Ethno-National Policy

10 July 2014

The newly appointed Government Commissioner on Ethno-National Policy, Hennadii Druzenko, visited IOM Ukraine’s office today. He and IOM Ukraine’s Chief of Mission Manfred Profazi discussed possible fields of future cooperation. Mr. Druzenko and Mr. Profazi agreed on the need to develop a state policy that would reflect the ‘unity in diversity’ approach, building upon the centuries-long tradition of multi-ethnic cohabitation in Ukraine and the important contributions of Poles, Jews, Russians, Crimean Tatars, Armenians, Greeks, Hungarians and people of other nationalities to the development of the country. The post of the Government Commissioner on Ethno-National Policy was established in June. The role of the Commissioner is to facilitate interaction between the Cabinet of Ministers, local authorities, civil society and international organizations to uphold the rights of national minorities and indigenous peoples, strengthen interethnic unity, and consolidate Ukrainian society. >>read more


Belarus and Ukraine border guards visit Warsaw to Strengthen Partnership with Frontex, Polish Border Guard

10 July 2014

In June 2014, a joint delegation of senior Belarusian and Ukrainian border guards undertook a networking visit to Warsaw to meet with the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the European Union Member States – Frontex and Polish Border Guard. The visit was organized within the framework of the EU funded project, “Strengthening surveillance capacity on the green and blue border between Belarus and Ukraine (SURCAP)”. Frontex experts discussed technical aspects of risk analysis and border surveillance at the external borders of the EU during their meetings with the delegates. The border officials also acquired theoretical and practical knowledge on Frontex Situation Centre and Eurosur system that was specially developed for the improvement of border management of the EU external borders. The Polish Border Guard, a long-term partner of both the Belarusian and Ukrainian border authorities, familiarized the delegation with challenges arising from the introduction of Eurosur into Poland’s national border management framework and presented on recent changes to Polish migration legislation. >>read more


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