Press Releases

Friday, March 13, 2015

IOM is supporting the Afghan government in responding to a series of devastating natural disasters that have struck the country in recent weeks.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

IOM, the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) and the Government of Japan have signed an agreement to implement a project aimed at reducing risks in disaster-prone communities and strengthening the capacity of ANDMA to respond when natural disasters strike.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

In partnership with the Ministry of Interior of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, IOM under its “Assistance to Vulnerable Migrants and Capacity Building in Afghanistan” initiative conducted a three day workshop on Counter-Trafficking and Migration Management for the Afghan Border Police in Kab

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.