Voluntary Return

IOM supports migrants who voluntarily wish to return to their country of origin or migrate to a third country where permanent residence is guaranteed.

Migration & Development

Explore this page to find out how, as a diaspora member, you can give back to your country of origin.

You will find information on our migration and development projects: Connecting Diaspora for Development (CD4D), Entrepreneurship by Diaspora for Development (ED4D), Work In Progress! and the Mapping of Rwandan Diaspora.

Coming to the Netherlands

We arrange family reunification, resettlement and relocation to the Netherlands.
To see if we can assist you, please find more information below or contact us directly.

Migrant Integration

IOM the Netherlands develops programmes that help migrants with their integration into new communities. We also aim to inform employers and  receiving communities about the positive contributions migrants can make to Dutch society. A multi-faceted approach aimed at mutual understanding is our corporate mission.

IOM Works to Help

Ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.

 

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Connecting Diaspora to the Development of Iraq

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Many attended the Connecting Diaspora for Development Event organized by IOM and hosted by the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in The Hague on 16 March. Members of the Iraqi diaspora community in the Netherlands were informed about opportunities to contribute to the development of Iraq by means of knowledge transfer or through entrepreneurship. Diaspora professionals have a lot of potential to contribute to the development of their country of origin.

19 Mar 2019

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IOM Director-General Extends Condolences after Plane Crash Claims IOM and UN Staff

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Geneva –IOM Director-General António Vitorino expressed the organization’s deep sadness upon learning that this past weekend’s tragic Ethiopian Airlines accident claimed the lives of all 157 aboard, including a young IOM staff member Anne-Katrin Feigl and 18 others working in Africa for United Nations’ related agencies.

11 Mar 2019

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"Migration is inevitable, necessary and desirable" - special exhibition at Centre Céramique in Maastricht

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Migration is inevitable, necessary and desirable. With this message, IOM aims to introduce migration management to the Dutch general public by organizing the exhibition “Behind the scenes of migration management - the work of the International Organization for Migration in image” in Centre Céramique in Maastricht, the Netherlands from 12 March to 14 April.

1 Mar 2019

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IOM’s Migration Challenges Highlighted at New Year’s Reception

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IOM the Netherlands’ New Year’s Reception on 7 February was well attended by representatives from Embassies, Consulates and the Dutch government. Nathalie Lintveld, Head of Migration and Development Group, Stabilisation and Humanitarian Aid Department of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Antonio Polosa, Chief of Mission of the Netherlands, highlighted the current migration challenges.

8 Feb 2019

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Entrepreneurs for Development in Ghana - ED4D Kick-Off Event

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Many people participated in the kick-off of the Entrepreneurship by Diaspora for Development (ED4D) project at Humanity House in The Hague on 2 February. Mr. Edward Benjamin Ashong Lartey, Director Investment Services Division of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre came over especially from Ghana. The event was also attended by the Ambassador of Ghana, Her Excellency Ms. Sophia Horner-Sam.

4 Feb 2019

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