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.
08 June 2012
A Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation was signed between the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (ARC). The signing ceremony took place in the framework of the First Forum of Foreign Technical Assistance, held in Crimea at the end of May 2012. The Memorandum was signed by the Minister of Economic Development of ARC Svitlana Verba and the Chief of the IOM Mission in Ukraine Manfred Profazi.