19 December 2011
Several victims of trafficking, who received micro-enterprise grants from IOM as part of their reintegration plan, joint and set up an embroidery and sewing production. You could support the counter-trafficking cause and IOM's beneficiaries by purchasing their products.
19 December 2011
Migration affects all countries ? and so do myths and misperceptions about its impact. There are many false assumptions surrounding migration. One such myth is that migrants are a burden. In reality, migrants make vast contributions to host countries. As workers, they bring skills. As entrepreneurs, they create jobs. As investors, they bring capital. In advanced and emerging economies, they play an indispensible role in agriculture, tourism and domestic work. Migrants often care for the youngest and oldest members of society. People view irregular migration as a crime. Many think migrants who lack proper documents are a danger to society and should be detained, or that all women who migrate to take up low-skilled jobs have been trafficked.
28 November 2011
At a ceremony held at IOM Ukraine?s office a Memorandum of Cooperation was signed by The Head of the State Migration Service (SMS) Oleksandr Zabrudskyi and IOM Ukraine?s Chief of Mission Manfred Profazi. The Memorandum aims to consolidate efforts in promoting humane and orderly migration through, inter alia, addressing the challenges of irregular migration, ensuring the rights of foreigners and stateless persons, protecting victims of trafficking and promoting the reintegration of Ukrainian citizens returning from abroad. The Head of the State Migration Service Oleksandr Zabrudskyi underlined that the SMS is honoured to have ?such an influential and respected partner as IOM?.