International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading international, inter-governmental organization in the field of migration. It acts in accordance with the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits both migrants and society. IOM has been active in Slovakia since 1996 where it continuously implements various projects and activities in the areas of migrant integration, assisted voluntary returns, counter trafficking, resettlement of migrants and coordination of the European Migration Network activities.
News & Events
- 12 July 2016
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) included these refugees in the humanitarian transfer programme. In May and June 2016 International Organization for Migration (IOM) transferred them from a refugee camp in Yemen to Slovakia which provided them with a temporary shelter.
The group is composed of Somali refugees, mostly families with children who were forced to flee their homes years ago due to ongoing conflicts.
- 01 June 2016
When travelling for work abroad without having all the necessary information, people put themselves at risk of becoming victims of human trafficking. International Organization for Migration (IOM) launched a new web page www.bezpecnecestovanie.iom.sk which provides useful tips on safe travelling, job searching and planning the stay in a foreign country. The website also warns of the risks of human trafficking and gives advice how not to become a victim of modern slavery, what to do in a crisis and where to seek help.
Get the information before it is too late: www.bezpecnecestovanie.iom.sk (web page only in Slovak).
- 01 June 2016
International Organization for Migration (IOM) published a training manual called Prevention of Human Trafficking. It is intended for teachers, people working in the area of prevention, lectors and other professionals who work with potential victims of trafficking and want to do preventive activities in this field. The manual can be used in the education of people who want to travel and work abroad on how not to become victims of trafficking.
- 02 May 2016
Between January and April 2016 the International Organization for Migration transferred another 110 refugees of mostly Somali and Sudanese nationality to Slovakia. The transferred refugees are vulnerable families with children and individuals from refugee camps in Eritrea and Lebanon who had to flee their home countries due to ongoing conflicts and their return home is not possible. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees included the refugees in its programme of humanitarian transfer and within its framework the refugees will be resettled through the territory of Slovakia to a third country which will give them a new home.
- 18 April 2016
At the end 2015 International Organization for Migration (IOM) launched a vaccination programme within its existing programme of the Humanitarian transfer of refugees under the protection of UNHCR through the territory of Slovakia. This programme is targeted at refugees who are accommodated in the Emergency Transit Centre (ETC) in Humenne preparing for their resettlement to the United States of America. These refugees are entitled to a series of vaccinations against hepatitis, measles, diphteria, pertussis, tetanus and other diseases.