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IOM and Croydon Council Project Selected for the Child Trafficking Protection Fund

IOM is pleased to announce that its pilot project providing specific child trafficking and modern slavery support to foster carers in the London Borough of Croydon has been awarded funding from the Home Office’s Child Trafficking Protection Fund.

Joint press release: New European Union returns policies put children at risk

UN agencies and child rights organisations are concerned that the Commission package on Return encourages member states to undertake ‘swift returns’ of people – including children – with reduced procedural safeguards and through the increased use of detention. This approach would put children’s lives at risk and would be in violation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which every EU member state has ratified.

IOM Expresses Concern over Closure of the 'Dubs Amendment' Scheme

The UK Government recently announced that it will close the ‘Dubs amendment' scheme, which allows for the transfer of unaccompanied children from Europe to the United Kingdom. IOM, like many others, is deeply concerned about the closure of the scheme and with it, the loss of a safe route for the most vulnerable children to come to the UK.

Screening of 'Queens of Syria', 9th March 2017, in celebration of International Women's Day 2017

IOM UK & Migration Collective present a screening of 'Queens of Syria', a film by Yasmin Fedda, in celebration of International Women's Day 2017. The screening, on Thursday 9th March at 6 pm at Curzon Cinema Goldsmiths University, will be followed by a Q&A session with producer Georgina Paget and members of the Jordan-based cast via Skype.

UNHCR, IOM and Partners Launch New Plan to Respond to Europe’s Refugee and Migrant Situation

January 19, 2017 - UNHCR, IOM and 72 partners today (19/1) launched a new strategy and appeal to help respond to the situation of refugees and migrants in Europe in 2017.

The Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan aims at complementing and reinforcing government efforts to ensure safe access to asylum and the protection of refugees and migrants. It also aims to support long-term solutions and orderly and dignified migration management. Strengthened partnership and coordination will also be given priority in 2017.

IOM UK and Partners Address the Evolving Dynamics of the Refugee and Migrant Response

In the lead-up to International Migrants Day (18 December), IOM UK and partners organised an eclectic and engaging showcase event held which combined a panel discussion, an exhibition portraying voices and stories from the Calais camps and beyond, a theatre performance screening and live illustration.

IOM Hosts Conference on Modern Slavery for Sussex and Surrey Local Authorities

To mark the UK’s Anti-Slavery Day in October 2016, IOM in collaboration with the South East Strategic Partnership for Migration (SESPM) hosted a half day, CPD accredited conference on modern slavery for the Surrey, East Sussex and West Sussex local authorities.