Press Releases

Friday, February 6, 2015

IOM is responding to a sharp increase in the number of undocumented Afghans returning from Pakistan since the beginning of the year.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The lack of an effective overseas migration administration system makes Afghan migrant workers vulnerable to abuse and exploitation at the hands of recruitment agencies and foreign employers, according to IOM.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) distributed winter aid in Afghanistan’s Khost province on Sunday and Monday to 250 Afghan families displaced by fighting in North Waziristan, Pakistan.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A statement is read on behalf of the First Lady at the International Migrants Day event In recognition of International Migrants Day, 18 December 2014, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Afghanistan Center at Kabul University (ACKU), Afghanistan Migrants Advice and Support Organization (AMASO) and The Liaison Office (TLO) held an event in Kabul on Tuesday to raise awareness of the rights and protection needs of Afghan migrants.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Bringing skilled workers home to Afghanistan has been a key aspect of IOM’s activities in the war-torn country.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

In response to reported incidents of human trafficking along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, IOM facilitated a workshop on counter-trafficking from 10-11 November for officials and community leaders in Afghanistan’s Khost province.

Friday, October 24, 2014

IOM has handed over a newly constructed office building to the Provincial Justice Department in Bamyan, Afghanistan. The building was constructed by IOM in partnership with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), with funding from the Government of Japan.

Friday, October 17, 2014

IOM has helped a large group vulnerable, displaced families living in open spaces in northern Afghanistan to reach a safer location before the onset of winter.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

IOM is continuing to respond to the needs of Afghan families displaced by the ongoing military operation in Pakistan’s North Waziristan. On Sunday and Monday, aid distributions benefitting 200 vulnerable Afghan families were carried out in Afghanistan’s Khost and Paktika provinces.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The IOM missions in Afghanistan and Tajikistan this week hosted a meeting with civil society organizations from both countries to discuss ways to combat the problem of cross-border human trafficking.