Global Experts Meeting on Migration in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

The Global Experts Meeting on Migration in the Post-2015 Development Agenda tookplace in the context of increasing recognition that migration is a key driver of sustainabledevelopment.

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IOM signs MoU with German Embassy for Document Verification

On January 19, 2015, IOM and the German Embassy signed a Memorandum of Understanding which gives IOM the authority to verify educational documents of applicants to various academic institutions of Germany for Undergraduate and Masters Programme.

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IOM continues to expand Migration Health Department

IOM provide Health Assessment services to immigrants bound to Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, and the United States, along with promoting the health of migrants and their host communities.

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Raising Migration Awareness through Street Theatre all over Bangladesh.

Using medium of street theatres and community meetings with potential migrants and local government officials at grass roots level, IOM has been raising awareness on key issues related to safe and orderly migration.

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Comprehensive Service Delivery for vulnerable population of Cox’s Bazar

Working together with Government of Bangladesh (GoB) increase access to Primary Health Care and Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services for vulnerable and hard to reach communities in Cox’s Bazar.

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National Consultation on Human Trafficking and Smuggling through the South East region of Bangladesh, December 9th, 2014

On December 9th, 2014, IOM together with UNHCR organized a National Consultation to discuss issues related to human trafficking and smuggling through the South East region of Bangladesh.

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Café Joyeeta (previously Kafe Mukti), in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Mukti project, re-opened its Department of Women Affairs outlet this Tuesday, 4th March.

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New address of Migration Health Assessment Clinic - IOM MHAC

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An inter governmental organization established in 1951, IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.

  • Membership increased from 67 States in 1998 to 157 States in 2014 and continues to grow
  • IOM offices in more than 150 countries
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First Solar Powered order Check Post to improve Immigration-efficiency

On 11 March 2010, Special Branch and IOM jointly inaugurated the new premises of Immigration Check Post and Document Analysis Centre (DAC) backed by solar power back-up system at Benapole, Jessore district. Benapole is the largest and the busiest land border check post in Bangladesh. About 10,000 people move through Dhaka airport daily while about 2,000 people cross through Benapole land border check post every day.


 With the 5.63 kw solar panel system, the DAC and the checkpost has the maximum capacity to run all equipments non stop for two hours. With frequent power cuts for long hours, this will contribute immensely in improving the efficiency and speed to cover the backlog of day to day operation – said Special Branch (SB) of Bangladesh Police which manages the immigration department.


Speaking at the occasion the Additional Inspector General of Bangladesh Police in charge of the SB Mr. Mohammad Javed Patwary said, “SB has modernized the immigration system at Benapole with the support from IOM and Canadian High Commission. The DAC has been included to strengthen the activities of immigration management system. SB will be now able to monitor the activities of Benapole immigration check post even from Dhaka.”


“IOM Dhaka has been privileged to have established a strong partnership with the Special Branch since 2004. It is indeed encouraging to see that the programmes to enhance migration management capacity in Bangladesh are in the process of having positive results”, said IOM Regional Representative in Dhaka Ms. Rabab Fatima.


“This is one step forward towards ‘digital Bangladesh’. We will be able to process immigration formalities much faster at Benapole with the new facilities”, said Mr. Mohibul Haque, Deputy Commissioner of Jessore.

Among others guests were - Mr. Marcel Cloutier, First Secretary (Political), Canadian High Commission as Special Guest, Mr. Siddiqur Rahman, Additional DIG, Khulna Range, Bangladesh Police, Mr. Mohibul Haque, Deputy Commissioner, Jessore and Mr. Md. Didar Ahmed, SP, Jessore, Ms. Kristina Mejo, Regional Programme Manager, IOM Dhaka and Mr. Jon Danilowicz, Counselor for Political/Economic Affairs, US Embassy, Dhaka. The guests thanked IOM and the Canadian Government for supporting the process to enhance the capacity of the immigration activities.


After the deliberation of the guests, they went to the new building to inaugurate the new premises and DAC. They also went around to see the newly established Network Operation Centre, DAC and the solar power back-up system.