Facts and Figures (2021)
Please note that due to the current situation in Afghanistan, certain services have been temporarily put on hold.
IOM’s mission in Afghanistan was established in 1992 and has maintained an uninterrupted presence in the country. IOM Afghanistan is one of the largest IOM missions worldwide, with over 740 personnel and offices covering every region of the country.
IOM works on the development of policy guidance for the field; the formulation of global strategies; standard-setting and quality control; and knowledge management relating to “mainstream” migration sectors, including labour and facilitated migration, migration and development, counter-trafficking, assisted voluntary return, migration health, assistance for vulnerable migrants, immigration and border management and overall capacity-building in migration management.
In addition, the mission also manages the IOM Development Fund and is responsible for reviewing, endorsing and managing multiregional and global projects. IOM Afghanistan provides technical supervision of project review and endorsement to experts in the field. It is also responsible for maintaining operational partnerships with relevant governmental, multilateral and private sector industry partners in coordination with the Department of International Cooperation and Partnerships.