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

IOM Global

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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Operations and Movement

Operations and Movement

The movement of people and the associated activities to facilitate orderly migration around the world has been a substantial part of IOM's operational programmes over the years. Transporting persons in need of assistance is the key to IOM’s overall mission of meeting global migration challenges. IOM’s department of Operations and Emergencies oversees activities related to resettlement, movement, logistics, preparedness and response in migration crises and humanitarian emergencies through recovery and transitional settings.

Main Activities

AVR: Reception Assistance and onward transportation for returnees

AVRR: Development of reintegration plans and monitoring of activities for returnees

Document Verification of educational, birth or marriage certificates for emigrants

Family tracings and assessments for cases of Unaccompanied Migrant Children

Self-payer ticketing service for emigrants

Family reunification to different countries

IOM Bangladesh’s Operations and Movement Activities

The IOM Dhaka Operations and Movement Team provide assistance to migrants at different stages of their journeys. Under the Assisted Voluntary Return (AVR) and the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) programmes, the Operations and Movement team assists returnees from various countries. Activities can, depending on different priorities of the donors, include reception assistance at the airport, organization of onward travel to the final destination, elaborating a reintegration plan with the returnees and monitor the progress of their reintegration ventures. In the case of Bangladesh, to a large part returnees prefer to start up their own small business through their reintegration grant, while only few benefit from other options like medical assistance or further education and vocational trainings.

For Unaccompanied Migrant Children stranded in a host country, family tracings and assessments are conducted to provide background information and to enable a decision taken in the best interest of the minor.

Pre-departure services provided to emigrants or visa applicants includes document verification of educational, marriage or birth certificates as well as a self-payer ticketing service. To facilitate the movement of migrants who were granted a visa, a self-payer ticketing service. Further, family reunification cases are assisted to different countries.



·   Alberta Immigrant Nominee Programme (Government of Alberta)

·   Citizenship and Immigration (CIC), Canada

·   Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), Australia

·   Immigration, Norway

·   Immigration New Zealand (INZ)

·   Ministry of Integration, Ireland

·   Swedish migration Board

·   UK Border Agency

·   UK Home Office

·   Government of USA

·   Government of France

·   Government of Italy

·   Government of Switzerland

·   Government of Belgium

·   Government of Indonesia

·   Government of Thailand

·   European Union