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Family-based Care Supports, Protects Unaccompanied Migrant Children in Europe

London, Brussels – During the height of arrivals of refugees and migrants to Europe in 2015, more than 90,000 unaccompanied migrant children sought asylum on the continent.

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.   

Bristol Mayor, IOM Hold Refugee Week Discussion on Inclusion

Bristol – Cities are at the forefront in managing the benefits and the challenges migration and inclusion can bring.

IOM to Support UK to Resettle 5,000 Refugees in First Year of New Resettlement Scheme

London – At the start of Refugee Week (17-24 June), UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid confirmed plans for the UK government to resettle in the region 5,000 refugees in the first year of a new consolidated

Over 12,000 Vulnerable People to Receive Support to Access EU Settlement Scheme in UK

London – An estimated 3.5 million EU citizens currently resident in the UK are required to apply to remain in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme.  

UK Government, Partners Propose Steps to Accelerate Refugee Employment

Companies can take simple steps to employ more refugees and enable them to better integrate in the UK and contribute to economy 

Refugees missing out on jobs in UK, say humanitarian groups

Refugees are underrepresented in the UK workforce and opportunities for them to contribute to growth and better integrate in the country are being missed, humanitarians have warned. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in conjunction with the charity Business in the Community (BITC) and the UK government, have drawn up guidelines on how to help businesses recruit refugees.

International Women's Day 2019: Implementing international frameworks for empowerment of migrant women and girls

London - Women across the world face disparities based upon their gender.

10,000 People Separated by Conflict Reunited with Their Families in the UK

London – Ten thousand people separated by conflict and persecution have been reunited with their families in the United Kingdom under a British Red Cross and IOM family reunification programme.

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"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