AVRR affected by COVID-19 (Corona Virus) measures
Due to measures following the COVID19/Corona Virus outbreak, we have adapted our activities on Assisted Voluntary Return.
Flight availability is very limited. In addition, countries of origin and transit points increasingly implement additional restrictions.
Within those limitations, IOM staff will continue to assist migrants who wish to return, to the best of our possibilities.
For questions and inquiries all counsellors can be reached on their direct phonenumbers or at 088 746 4466.
27 Mar 2020
IOM Responds to Covid-19
Message from the Director General
Over the past few weeks, across much of the world, our lives have been upended in ways few could have anticipated.
People have had to make drastic and sudden adjustments to their lives, working from home, caring for children who can no longer go to school, restricting movements to essential needs only.
In the midst of this global crisis, which is setting at unprecedented speed, and whose duration we cannot foresee, many of us are naturally concerned for our loved ones, particularly those who are the most vulnerable, whether because of age or health factors.
27 Mar 2020
IOM's COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Situation Reports
Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, globally, IOM has been working with Member States and partners to prepare and respond to the outbreak, with operational and technical support in the areas of migration and health.The aim of IOM’s COVID-19 activities is to propose ways to support countries that may need additional resources – financial, technical or operational –for preparedness or response to help ensure further infections are prevented, and to assist health systems so they have the capacity to cope with COVID-19 from a mobility perspective.
26 Mar 2020
IOM, UNHCR announce temporary suspension of resettlement travel for refugees
Geneva – As countries drastically reduce entry into their territories owing to the COVID-19 global health crisis, and restrictions around international air travel are introduced, travel arrangements for resettling refugees are currently subject to severe disruptions. Some States have also placed a hold on resettlement arrivals given their public health situation, which impacts on their capacity to receive newly resettled refugees.
18 Mar 2020
Family Reunification also affected by COVID-19 (Corona Virus) measures
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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