Press Releases

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.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

IOM in Afghanistan has successfully trialed a new multi-cluster assessment tool for use in one of world’s most disaster-prone countries.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

A joint rapid needs assessment team led by Afghanistan’s National Disaster Management Agency (ANDMA), the Afghan Red Crescent Society and IOM has been deployed to 17 villages in Kabul province’s Surobi district following flash floods triggered by heavy rain.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

IOM Director General William Swing leaves Kabul today after an overnight visit to show support to staff and thank the Afghan Government for their actions during and after the recent attack on an IOM compound.