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This International Women’s Day (IWD), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reaffirms its commitment to achieving gender equality for all women and girls, especially those on the move.

IOM supports this year’s United Nations Observance of IWD, DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality, by advocating for the full inclusion of women and girls, including migrants, in technology and innovation.

8 Mar 2023

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IOM Rushes More Aid to Türkiye and Northwest Syria


Geneva – Today (10/02) 14 additional trucks carrying much-needed cross-border humanitarian aid were shipped from the IOM Burç warehouse in Gaziantep to Northwest Syria to support people in quake-hit Idleb with essential relief items.

In addition, more relief supplies, and emergency aid pre-positioned at three warehouses in Syria, managed by our Syrian NGO implementing partner will also be distributed with their support, in the affected areas to alleviate the suffering of those most affected by destruction.

10 Feb 2023

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Kick-off Meeting: Together Against Sexual and Gender-based Violence


On the 24th of January 2023, 33 representatives and experts in the field of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) came together in Utrecht for the kick-off meeting of the SAMEN project.

The kick-off meeting offered a first opportunity for different parties to sit together and discuss SGBV experienced by migrant communities in the Netherlands.

31 Jan 2023

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'Meet me in the middle' - The Moving the Middle conference on how to bring more nuance to the Dutch migration debate


Yesterday after months of planning, the 'Meet me in the Middle' conference took place at the Humanity Hub in The Hague!
Together with policymakers, communication experts, members of civil society, and other relevant actors within the migration debate in the Netherlands, we presented the findings of the Moving the Middle project about the Dutch movable middle and together discussed how to bring more nuance to the migration debate. 

27 Jan 2023

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IOM-Microsoft Release the First Public Dataset on Victims and Perpetrators of Trafficking


Geneva/ New York – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) today released the first publicly available dataset linking the profiles of trafficking victims and perpetrators whilst preserving the anonymity and privacy of survivors. The dataset is made possible by state-of-the-art technology developed in partnership with Microsoft Research and provides first-hand information on the relationships between victims and perpetrators.

8 Dec 2022

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Emergency Response to the Earthquake in Türkiye and Syria

On Monday, February 6th, two earthquakes hit southeast Türkiye and northwest Syria. The 7.7 magnitude earthquake that hit the region is one of the strongest to hit the area in more than 100 years. More than 100 aftershocks occurred before another 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit the region. Thousands have been reported dead, injured, or stranded; the numbers increase by the hour. 

Our teams are coordinating with Governments and partners to respond to the needs of those affected.

Freezing weather, snowstorms, power outages, water supply service interruption, and significant public infrastructure damage threaten people and reduce access to essential services.

We need your help to provide urgent relief items, including shelter, winter clothing, mobile heaters, and blankets to those in need.  

Earthquake Turkyije

IOM Turkiye Earthquake Response Overview 14.02.2023



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