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UN Migration Agency, Partners Present Research on Modern Day Slavery at UK Event

London – Prevention, remedy and ultimately the eradication of human trafficking and slavery will require a more nuanced understanding of both the factors that make people vulnerable and the influence

Migrants, Refugees, Brits Unite in Concert for Refugee Week Finale in London

London – On Sunday (01/07), music will unite refugees, migrants and British choir members for the Singing Our Lives concert to showcase original music that celebrates the strength and resilience of re

UK, Syrian Children Pin Hopes and Dreams Together at IOM Refugee Week Workshop

London – The similarities and shared values of Syrian refugee and British children were on display at a special workshop organized as part of IOM, the UN Migration Agency’s participation in the 20th A

Dreams Come True as Refugees Cheer on England Ahead of World Cup

London – Fifteen Syrian refugees cheered on England’s Three Lions 2-1 victory in a friendly match against Nigeria at London’s Wembley Stadium on Saturday (02/06).

IOM, Partners to Assist Business Leaders in Combatting Human Trafficking

London – The Interactive Map for Business of Anti-Human Trafficking Initiatives and Organisations was launched yesterday (22/05) at the British Telecom Centre in London.

Over 10,000 Refugees Resettled in UK Under Flagship Scheme

London – The United Kingdom is more than halfway towards meeting its commitment to resettle 20,000 people by 2020 through the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme.

IOM UK Promoting Integration, Inclusion through Migration Film Festivals

London – IOM UK is supporting the exclusive early screening of Ai Wei Wei’s new film, Human Flow, tonight (05/12) at the prestigious Somerset House in central London. Human Flow is a heart-breaking exploration of the global refugee situation, and despite there being numerous documentaries covering the current refugee situation, none come this close to portraying the scale and severity of it.

UK Creative Art Workshop Explores Integration and Britishness

Birmingham – The UN Migration Agency in the United Kingdom partnered with artist Salma Zulfiqar and the Amira Foundation to host a creative art workshop at the Library of Birmingham.

Portraits of Welcome: Londoners Reflect on ‘Our Shared Future’ for Refugee Week

United Kingdom – The UN Migration Agency (IOM) explored the theme of “Our Shared Future” through two art projects – Portraits of Welcome and Building Tomorrow Together – as part of the 2017 Refugee Week celebrations in the United Kingdom (UK) at the Southbank Centre in London, on 24 June 2017.

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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