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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.

Perfect Storm of Vulnerability Risks Leads People into Human Trafficking, New Study Finds

London – Vulnerability to human trafficking and modern slavery is influenced by overlapping and interconnected risk factors which cut across individual, household, family, community and structural dyn

Foster Carers in London Empowered to Guard against Trafficking, Modern Slavery of Asylum-seeking Children

London – Unaccompanied asylum-seeking children are among the groups most vulnerable to trafficking and modern slavery.

2018 Global Migration Film Festival Round-up

Geneva – Abuja, Ankara, Baghdad and London are some of the locations where Global Migration Film Festival (GMFF) screenings have already been held across the world.

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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