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How the World and Slovakia View Migration

Drawing on the results of a worldwide survey conducted in 142 countries, 43 per cent of people favour increasing or keeping the numbers of immigrants in their countries stable, while only 34 per cent support lower levels of immigration.

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Join the „i am a migrant“ campaing

It is important to show that behind every migrant, there is a story worth hearing. Share your migrant story through the "i am a migrant" campaign that promotes better perception of migrants and migration.

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Missing Migrants Project

IOM shares regurarly updated data on deceased and missing migrants around the world, on migration flows, transit routes, and other important data on recent trends on migration in Europe.

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About IOM

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.

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News & Events

Do You Want to Travel or Work Abroad Safely? Check the IOM Essential Tips and Information

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).

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IOM Created a Manual on Delivering Prevention of Human Trafficking

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.

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Slovakia Provided Temporary Shelter to Another 110 Refugees

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.

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IOM Launches a Vaccination Programme for Refugees Resettled through Slovakia

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.

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RELEASED: Newsletter of the IOM Office in the Slovak Republic, Issue 1/2016 – April 2016

Check out the brand new issue of the IOM Slovakia Newsletter 01/2016 – available in English and Slovak language. If you wish to receive the IOM Slovakia Newsletter directly to your e-mail, you can subscribe here: http://iom.sk/en/subscribe-to-iom-bratislava-newsletter.

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IOM - Join the I am a migrant campaign | #iamamigrant

Join the i am a migrant campaign

It is important to show that behind every migrant, there is a story worth hearing. Share your migrant story through the "i am a migrant" campaign that promotes better perception of migrants and migration. And invite others to do the same! More information can be found at http://iamamigrant.org.

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Publications

IOM Training Manual: Prevention of Human Trafficking

IOM Training Manual: Prevention of Human Trafficking

The manual serves as a practical tool for professionals who work with potential victims of human trafficking. It introduces the human trafficking issue and includes suggestions for group activities which can be used by teachers, people working in the area of prevention, lectors and other professionals to prepare lectures or further education activities on risks of human trafficking. The manual also provides tips on safe travelling and working abroad and gives advice on how not to become a victim of human trafficking.

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