IOM-UN agencies-NGO statement on coercion of children to obtain fingerprints and facial images and UN CRC statement calling for an EU-wide ban on child immigration detention
JOINT STATEMENT: Coercion of children to obtain fingerprints and facial images is never acceptable
Syrian refugees arrive in Zagreb with IOM support through Croatia’s first resettlement programme (25 Jan 2017)
Zagreb – 26 Syrian refugees landed safely in Zagreb on Thursday (25-01) after leaving Turkey as part of Croatia’s first ever resettlement programme, launched last year.
The new arrivals included five families and one single male. There were 14 adults and 12 children on the flight, 11 male and 15 female. A young pregnant woman and her husband were among the group.
An additional ten refugees who are part of the group will arrived safely today (Friday).
International Migrant Day - Our Right of Passage Should be Safe Migration, Not Leaky Boats By William Lacy Swing
“I’m a migrant, but didn't have to risk my life on a leaky boat or pay traffickers. Safe migration cannot be limited to the global elite.” Thus spoke United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres in September 2017.
With a memorable turn of phrase, he captured what is perhaps one of the overriding challenges facing the world today. While we live at a time when a privileged elite considers global mobility virtually its birth-right, it is denied to countless others trapped in hopelessly bad economic or conflict circumstances.
Geneva - Karlovac, Croatia - The second edition of the Global Migration Film Festival opened yesterday (05/12) with the screening of Lost in Lebanon, at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland.
Geneva – Almost half of identified cases of child trafficking begin with some family member involvement, according to new data released by IOM, the UN Migration Agency.
These statistics, which are critical to human trafficking prevention efforts and the identification and protection of survivors, are based on data released by The Counter-Trafficking Data Collaborative (CTDC), the world’s first human trafficking data portal to include such data contributed by multiple agencies.
Zagreb, 28 November 2017 – A first group of 36 Syrian refugees landed in Zagreb after leaving Turkey today, and a family of four is expected to arrive this evening (28/11) through a new resettlement programme initiated by the Republic of Croatia with the support of IOM, the UN Migration Agency.
The group is the first of 150 Syrian refugees that Croatia has committed to resettling from Turkey, bringing the newest EU member into a group of emerging resettlement states.
IOM and 48 organisations have issued a statement to the EU on ending child detention
The statement calls upon EU governments to take immediate steps towards ending child immigration detention, ensuring alternatives to detention are accessible and available. The signatories call on EU Member States to:
Training on Child protection and Special Vulnerabilities in Migration Context held in Zagreb on 10 - 12 October 2017
As the part of the Protecting Children in the Context of the Refugee and Migrant Crisis in Europe project IOM Zagreb organiized a Training on Child protection and Special Vulnerabilities in Migration Context on 10 - 12 Ocbober 2017 in Zagreb, Croatia..
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is an intergovernmental humanitarian organization established in 1951 and is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits both migrants and society. In the framework of Pilot project “Providing Refugee Resettlement Assistance to the Government of the Republic of Croatia” the IOM Bids Evaluation and Award Committee (“BEAC”) now invites Expression of Interest from eligible Post Arrival Orientation and Early Integration Support Implementing Partner who shall be an NGO registered in the Republic of Croatia with relevant
IOM Office Zagreb organized National Consultative Committee related to Re-Health2 project which took place in Zagreb, Hotel Dubrovnik on 27 September 2017.