Press Releases

Friday, December 16, 2016

 IOM has launched a socio-economic survey of undocumented Afghan families returning from Pakistan in order to better understand and respond to their needs and intentions.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

“It feels like I’ve been dropped from the sky back into Afghanistan. I came here with almost nothing, not even a pillow.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Embassy of Japan in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) held a ceremony today in Kabul to recognize the generous contribution made by the Government of Japan to support vulnerable undocumented Af

Friday, November 18, 2016

IOM on Thursday (17/11) repatriated 25 Bangladeshi migrant workers who had been stranded in Afghanistan after months of living in jail-like conditions.

Friday, October 14, 2016

As the Afghanistan government prepares tough and comprehensive legislation to crack down on human trafficking, IOM and USAID have launched a USD 10 million, multi-year project to help to end the suffering of men, women and children subjected to forced labour and trafficking for

Friday, September 16, 2016

IOM is appealing for USD 21 million to provide life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable among the 400,000-plus undocumented Afghans likely to return home from Pakistan before the end of 2016.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Hundreds of thousands of people are crossing into Afghanistan from Pakistan, prompting warnings of a major humanitarian crisis.  As many as 600,000 Afghans – registered refugees and undocumented returnees – will return to Afghanistan before the end of the year with another 400,000 on the move wit

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Massive flash floods have claimed over 50 lives and left thousands homeless in northern, northeastern, western and central and central highland regions of Afghanistan IOM is among the first responders and has mobilized urgently-needed relief assistance that will soon reach the affected families.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

USAID has officially transferred two new IOM-built hospitals in Paktiya and Paktika provinces to the Afghan Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), which will contribute significantly to better access to healthcare for Afghans living in the two provinces.

Friday, March 11, 2016

There are many risks involved in irregular migration, risks not necessarily fully understood by those deciding to leave. Irregular migrants may encounter dangers to their own lives and well-being, safety and security, and are vulnerable to being trafficked for sexual and labour exploitation.