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IOM open day AZC 2022


Next Saturday, several AZCs (asylum seeker centres) in the Netherlands will open their doors.
You can meet residents of the asylum seekers' centers on that day and get an impression of daily life in an asylum seekers' centre. Especially in times like these, an open day has the valuable role of bringing people closer together and fostering mutual understanding.

We will also be present at a large number of locations.

22 Sep 2022

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IOM Chief Statement Following Meeting with President Zelenskyy and Visit to Ukraine


Kyiv – I have been deeply affected by the unimaginable human suffering and destruction that I have witnessed during the last four days spent in Ukraine.

For people here, the war that began six months ago is a painful, daily reality. More than 5,700 civilians have died and a further 8,200 have been injured; the actual toll likely being far higher. Millions of families have been uprooted, infrastructure destroyed, homes turned to rubble and essential services disrupted.

Over 6.9 million people are internally displaced, and more than 7 million others have fled outside Ukraine.

14 Sep 2022

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Nearly 50,000 Migrants Assisted to Voluntarily Return Home: 2021 Return and Reintegration Key Highlights


Geneva – Nearly 50,000 migrants were assisted to voluntarily return to their countries of origin with more than 113,000 reintegration activities supported globally in 2021, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) 2021 Return and Reintegration Key Highlights.

29 Jul 2022

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IOM and UNICEF Sign New Strategic Collaboration Framework


New York - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and UNICEF today signed a new Strategic Collaboration Framework solidifying the organizations’ united commitment towards protecting the rights of migrant children.


25 May 2022

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Voluntary Return Assistance for Non-Ukrainians who Fled Ukraine


Because of the war, many people fled Ukraine. This includes people who stayed in Ukraine, but who have a different nationality.

In the Netherlands, they can get help from IOM if they want to return to their country of origin or another country where their stay is guaranteed.

20 May 2022

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Support to Refugees from Ukraine

Ukrainian refugees in the Netherlands who want to return to Ukraine currently cannot be supported by IOM.

For return support to Ukraine, please contact the Dutch Repatriation and Departure Service (DT&V) via

Ukrainian refugees in the Netherlands who want to migrate to another country outside the EU, where entry and long-term residence are guaranteed, can be supported by IOM. You can contact us via 088-7464466 or 070-3181500.

Refugees from Ukraine with a non-Ukrainian nationality (so-called third country nationals) who want to return from the Netherlands to their country of origin can receive support from IOM. You can contact us via 088-7464466 or 070-3181500.

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IOM in the Netherlands Works:

To 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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Call IOM :
+ 31 88 746 4466 (Voluntary Return)  + 31 88 746 4444 (Family Reunifcation)