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.
EUMASS ( European Union of Medicine in Assurance and Social Security) meeting was held in Zagrebu on 22nd-23rd September 2017.
Participants had a chance to hear lectures about health insurance system and temporary sick leave in Croatia, the specifics of psychiatric symptomatology in Croatia in the post war period and about the social and health problems of the immigration population.
What do we need to do now?
By William Lacy Swing
It is believed that millions are currently victims of trafficking in persons around the world. It is almost impossible to think about each one of those numbers as individual human beings and it can feel like an insurmountable problem. But it isn’t. And on this World Day Against Trafficking in Persons we must believe that not only can we make a dent but that we can make significant inroads into eliminating it.