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Searching for Closure: New Study Examines Challenges Facing Families of Missing Migrants in the UK

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IOM UK Snapshot 2020

In 2020, in response to the global Covid-19 crisis, IOM UK adapted its programmes and activities to continue providing...

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Innovative Schemes to Facilitate Integration of Resettled Refugees in European Union

Brussels – Refugees resettling to the European Union (EU) bring diverse skills, and the majority want to find work and improve their language skills, according to a new report launched today (12/07) in Brussels at the closing event of an International Organization for Migration (IOM) project, to improve the integration of resettled refugees.   

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Resettlement

IOM plays a vital role resettling refugees to the UK by providing predeparture and travel assistance. This includes health assessments, provision of travel documents and visas, pre-departure orientation and operational escorts during their journey.

Integration

IOM believes integration works best when migrants and host communities engage in two-way communications about backgrounds, expectations and goals.

Community Cohesion

IOM fosters a shared vision, sense of belonging and value of diversity between migrants and the receiving community by promoting community engagement and cohesion.

Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

We work to reduce the prevalence of, and harm caused by, human trafficking and modern slavery.
 

Diaspora for Development

We support the contributions of diaspora communities through research and diaspora mappings, awareness raising of remittance costs and patterns and facilitating the sharing of diaspora skills and expertise.
 

Migrant Assistance

We provide secure, reliable, and cost-effective services to migrants by providing return and reintegration assistance and by offering reliable transit assistance to refugees and migrants.
 

Migration Policy and Research

We assist in the development of effective migration management policies by conducting and sharing research, supporting increased dialogue between migration stakeholders and providing migration policy advice.
 

Migrant Children

In the UK, IOM focuses on capacity building, developing partnerships and supporting UK networks by delivering bespoke training to those that care for migrant children.

"Migration is one of the key realities of our time. It cuts across communities, influences priorities, and shapes societies.
To realise the benefits of migration for migrants and host communities alike, our responses must be innovative, collaborative and designed beyond the immediate."

 

Dipti Pardeshi, Chief of Mission of the IOM UK Office