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International Organization for Migration – IOM

International Organization for Migration – IOM Agency Page

Who we are:

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants. IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people. The IOM Constitution recognizes the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement.

Where we work:

IOM has 125 member states, a further 16 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries. IOM has more than 420 field locations, with about 5,600 staff working on more than 1,770 projects worldwide.

What we do:

IOM works in the four broad areas of migration management:

  • Migration and development
  • Facilitating migration
  • Regulating migration
  • Forced migration

IOM activities that cut across these areas include movements and assisted returns, counter-trafficking, humanitarian and post-crisis migration management, counter-xenophobia, migration and development, the promotion of international migration law, policy debate and guidance, protection of migrants' rights, migration health and the gender dimension of migration amongst others.

In Mozambique, IOM works in several key areas:

Support and development of the capacity of government and civil society in Mozambique to deal with the problem of human trafficking.

  • Additionally, assistance to victims of trafficking and raising public awareness.
  • Logistical assistance in the voluntary repatriation of refugees living in Mozambique
  • Emergency assistance, community development and capacity building to help stabilize communities that are vulnerable to irregular migration

IOM Chief of Mission: Ms. Katharina Schnoering

For more information:

Contact Information and Address:

Rua João Carlos Raposo Beirão 327 Maputo

Tel: +258 21 310779

Fax: +258 21 310760