Event: Maximizing the development outcomes of remittances: the role of multi-stakeholder approaches - London, 16 June 2016

June 6, 2016 - The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) proclaimed 16 June as the International Day of Family Remittances. To mark this day, IOM UK will bring together speakers to discuss the potential of multi-stakeholder approaches – across sectors such as migration, banking, money transfer and development –  in facilitating reliable and low-cost remittances, ensuring policy coherence and maximizing the development outcomes of remittances

Event: Improving Mental Health Support for Asylum Seekers and Refugees - London, 8 June 2016

May 26, 2016 - A conference on Improving Mental Health Support for Asylum Seekers and Refugees will take place at the ICO Conference Centre, in London on Wednesday 8th June 2016. Chaired by Guglielmo Schinina, Head of Mental Health, Psychosocial Response and Intercultural Communication Section (MHPSS), IOM, and researched and produced in partnership with the Child and Family Refugee Service at The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, this important and timely conference will support delegates to better understand and meet the needs of asylum seekers and refugees.

IOM Calls for Leadership at the First World Humanitarian Summit

May 23, 2016 - Migration is set to play a central role at the first World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) which opens in Istanbul today (23/5). At the two-day event, IOM Director General William Lacy Swing will discuss with leaders of the international community the state of humanitarian aid, notably its parlous financing and the global displacement crisis.

IOM Assists 7,000 Victims of Human Trafficking Globally in 2015

May 20, 2016 - Nearly 7,000 victims of trafficking were assisted by IOM in 115 countries during 2015. IOM is the largest provider of services to victims of human trafficking across the globe. IOM has implemented counter trafficking programmes since 1994 and has, since then, assisted over 70,000 trafficked persons and exploited migrants.

IOM Joins London Launch of the Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment

May 10, 2016 - IOM Deputy Director General Laura Thompson met with representatives from business, government, trade unions and civil society organisations in London on Wednesday 4th May to discuss what has been called “modern slavery” and to launch a call to action for global corporations to eliminate unethical recruitment practices, including the charging of extortionate fees to migrant workers.