Press Releases

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.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

IOM began distributing urgently needed relief supplies on Wednesday to 130 Afghan families displaced by conflict in Pakistan’s North Waziristan agency.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

IOM is responding to the needs of Afghans who have returned to Afghanistan from North Waziristan in Pakistan, where ongoing military operations have displaced thousands on both sides of the border in the past week.

Friday, June 13, 2014

A massive flash flood has left dozens of people dead and destroyed hundreds of homes in the northeast Afghan province of Baghlan. IOM is among the first responders to the disaster, and has dispatched urgently needed relief supplies that will soon reach affected families.

Friday, May 30, 2014

IOM has recently completed a study on displacement dynamics in Afghanistan, focusing on the movement intentions, needs and vulnerabilities of internally displaced persons (IDPs).

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

All hope of finding survivors amid the metres-deep mud that covers the village of Abi Barik in northeast Afghanistan has been extinguished, and the site declared a mass grave for the thousands who perished.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Alongside the Afghan Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is jointly commemorating International Migrants’ Day under the theme of "Migration, Development and Confidence in Afghanistan’s Future", looking forward to the period of transitio

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

IOM is working with the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) to construct flood protection systems in ten flash flood prone communities identified through a joint assessment.