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IOM, WSSP host Somali Diaspora Dialogue in London on the role they can play in institutional capacity building in Somalia

August-7-2014 - The Somali diaspora present a unique reserve of experts with skills and professional experience combined with local knowledge of their country of origin. The Migration for Development (MIDA) Somalia programme, implemented by IOM in collaboration with the Somali authorities, allows for skills transfers to take place through short-term assignments of diaspora professionals in Somalia and to date has placed over 300 experts.

IOM, Refugee Council and UK MP Host Parliamentary Reception to Celebrate Refugee Week

June-16-2014- To mark the opening of this year’s Refugee Week, IOM is partnering with the Refugee Council and Sarah Teather MP to host a Parliamentary reception in the Palace of Westminster today.  The reception provides an important opportunity to bring together young refugees, parliamentarians and those working with refugees.

IOM Launches the Jamaica Diaspora Mapping Project at the Jamaican Diaspora Conference in Birmingham, UK

June-13-2014 - Jamaica’s diaspora is among the largest in the world and is estimated to be in excess of three million people, with some 650,000 residing in the United Kingdom.  Today, IOM staff from the Jamaica and UK offices are participating in the Fourth Biennial Jamaican Diaspora Conference in Birmingham, UK, to launch an 18-month diaspora mapping project.


Providing Humane Responses to the Challenges of the 21st Century

Created in 1951 to resettle persons displaced by World War II, IOM today is active globally. Changing the lives of millions of people worldwide. IOM is committed to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all.