25 June 2012
A summer camp for children of victims of trafficking was organized in Vinnytsia region by the NGO Dzherelo Nadii and local scouts association with the support of Caritas Charitable Foundation, IOM Ukraine and the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The programme of their ten-day stay was designed to provide children with maximum opportunities for leisure and personal development. Camp participants gained some camping experience, attended handcrafts classes, practiced sports and went through the psychological trainings to learn how to deal with conflict and stressful situations, be self-confident and make friends. Each day was concluded by singing songs and playing games at a traditional bonfire. When the vacation was over, nobody wanted to leave, so strong were the friendships and team spirit born in the camp.
22 June 2012
More than 42 million people around the world have been forcibly displaced from their homes and communities. More than a million fled their countries in the last eighteen months alone due to a wave of conflicts, in Cote d?Ivoire, Libya, Mali, Somalia, Sudan and Syria. These numbers represent far more than statistics; they are individuals and families whose lives have been upended, whose communities have been destroyed, and whose future remains uncertain. World Refugee Day is a moment to remember all those affected, and a time to intensify our support.
10 June 2012
The International Organization for Migration, Mission in Ukraine, participated in the European Village initiative to foster human rights promotion in the framework of this interactive street event arranged in the context of EURO 2012. Under the arch in the centre of Kyiv IOM presented its exhibition of comics, telling the stories of victims of trafficking, screened the video version of its play ?At Home in Ukraine?, based on real life stories of migrants, and interacted with public to promote the message that everyone, including vulnerable migrants, should be able to fully enjoy human rights.