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New IOM Service Provides Migrants in the UK with Essential COVID-19 Information

London – The COVID-19 pandemic, and the various measures the government has taken to combat it, has changed almost every aspect of life for people living in the UK, including the country’s diverse migrant community. 

Refugee Week 2020: IOM UK Again Joins with Together Productions in Support of Migrants and Refugees, Combat Xenophobia

London – IOM UK is proud to be partnering with Together Productions for the fourth year, joining this common mission to unite people from different backgrounds, combat xenophobia and showcase new music celebrating the strength and resilience of refugees and migrants.  

Refugee week 2020: online Q&A session with Emmy award-winning director Waad Al-Kateab

We are approaching Refugee Week a bit differently this year, and we would love you to join us in celebrating the resilience of refugees and host communities all around the world. The stories of their courage can be more than ever a guiding light for many of us during these challenging times.

Covid-19 and Engaging with Migrant Communities

IOM UK is offering a webinar, available on multiple dates, targeting frontline staff working on the COVID-19 response at a community level, to provide an overview of engaging migrant communities, diaspora leaders and migrant-led community organisations in a partnership approach to develop and communicate successful response measures.

At risk UK Nationals in the EU to receive residency support as the UK departs the EU

London – IOM will provide practical support to UK Nationals who may find it harder to complete all their residency applications to secure and maintain their residency rights in EU.


IOM Launches Guidance to Improve Protection and Assistance for Migrants Vulnerable to Violence, Exploitation and Abuse

Geneva – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is launching today (20/02) a new suite of publications to support the identification of vulnerabilities associated with migration and improv

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.

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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