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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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OPENING OF CAFÉ JOYEETA

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
  • Field Location increased from 119 in 1998 to more than 481
  • Active Projects increased from 686 in 1998 to more than 2,396 in 204
  • Operational Staff increased from approximately 1,100 in 1998 to more than 9,000 almost entirely in the Filed
  • Total expenditure increased from USD 242.2 million in 1998 to USD 2039 million in 2014
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IOM provides health services to vulnerable population

IOM has been present in Cox’s Bazar from 2013 supporting the Government increase access to healthcare services along with water sanitation and hygiene for the vulnerable and hard to reach communities in district.   Cox’s Bazar which is located on the South East tip of the country is often affected by natural disasters and cross border population movement due to its topographical location. The district is identified under the United Nation’s Development and Assistance Framework (UNDAF) as one of the 20 priority districts of the country which lags behind on multiple social and development indicators in comparison to the rest of the country.

 

In the current project implemented from October 2013, IOM has provided primary health care services to more than 90,000 patients through four mobile medical teams. Alongside, more than 350 patients needing emergency treatment has been supported by referral services to secondary and tertiary facilities. Intensive outreach campaigns at the grass roots level has helped reach out to more than one million people in the district raising awareness on key health, sanitation and hygiene issues. 

 

To support the capacity development of the community, the programme has created 75 Community Emergency Health Action Teams (CEHAT’s) for each of the Unions and Pouroshovas in the district. The 227 CEHAT members are trained in Emergency Response and First Aid preparedness to assist first responders in times of disaster/emergency situation. In addition, the programme has provided emergency health care trainings to 25 doctors, 152 community health volunteers and 9 health coordinators.

 

At present the programme activities in Cox’s Bazar are funded by the US Government’s Bureau of Population Refugee and Migration (PRM), The Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) and the United Kingdom’s Department of International Development (DFID)

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