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This report focuses on migrants with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) and their inclusion in protection programming, including in the context of return and reintegration. While efforts to improve...
In the Gaza Strip, over 2.2 million individuals, including half children, lack reliable access to essential services. Preceding the recent crisis, more than 543,000 children required mental health and psychosocial support due to repeated armed conflicts since...
The Global Protection Cluster Annual Report presents the work carried out by the GPC in 2023 to protect and improve the lives of tens of millions of people in need of protection. It highlights the year’s achievements, as well as challenges faced by the cluster...
Return migration has emerged as a critical policy concern for both destination and origin countries. While policy attention in destination countries has been focused on assisted voluntary return and reintegration (AVRR) programs, particularly for migrants with...
This report provides a comprehensive overview of the findings of the IMPACT study across all of its components. IMPACT is a study to evaluate how the assistance provided under the EU-IOM Joint Initiative Programme for Migrant Protection and Reintegration...
In order to respond to the needs of migrants and refugees, accurate, reliable data are needed to profile these populations. Currently, there is a critical lack of robust data regarding the numbers of disabled migrants, their characteristics in terms of age...
This Migration Research Series paper explores the impact of COVID-19 on the return migration of international and internal Indian migrants. The paper provides an overview of return migration dynamics in India and the various vulnerabilities of Indian migrants...
The humanitarian situation in South Sudan remains tenuous, characterized by prolonged conflict, socio-political instability, and economic downturns. Within this context, the dynamics within the Central Equatoria region present a nuanced perspective, where...
La frontera norte de México ha sido durante mucho tiempo un punto crucial de interacción para diferentes flujos migratorios. En los últimos años se ha identificado un aumento de personas que huyen de la violencia y se desplazan hacia el norte, a menudo con la...
Climate change is affecting countries around the world, but some of its most intense impacts occur in low- and middle-income countries that have limited resources to prepare and adapt. Many of these countries also welcome back significant numbers of returned...
Despite efforts, large numbers of children continue to fall victim to traffickers worldwide, due to inequitable social, economic, environmental and political factors that engender exploitative and discriminatory practices. A critical component of countering...
The report presents an overview of the status of migrant workers’ access to remedy in Hong Kong SAR China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam, through the lens of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). The...
According to the 2016 ILO global estimates, there are a total of 152 million children in child labour and 25 million children and adults in forced labour in the world today. Governments, business, the financial sector and civil society must take strong action...
Afghans engage in migration through irregular means due to a multiplicity of factors such as the continued and worsening security and economic situation in Afghanistan, lack of rights, high unemployment and environmental hazards. The Afghan Safe Migration...
The third edition of IOM’s Promoting Safe Migration publication showcases lessons and achievements from awareness raising under the Cooperation on Migration and Partnerships to Achieve Sustainable Solutions (COMPASS) initiative and related interventions, such...
This report presents the joint research findings and conclusions on child labour, forced labour and human trafficking linked to global supply chains from the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development...
Over the last half decade, IOM has implemented many counter-trafficking actions in Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. Although there have been major improvements in efforts to combat trafficking in human beings (THB) within these countries, as the modes of...
What makes migrants vulnerable to human trafficking and associated forms of exploitation and abuse? A new study, undertaken by Minderoo Foundation’s Walk Free initiative and IOM, examines the connection between migration and modern slavery, and focuses on...
As of October 2019, more than 4.5 million refugees and migrants from Venezuela are outside their country of origin, with 3.7 million in the region alone. As per current trends, it is estimated that the number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela included in...
The Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) offers a strategic, coordination, planning, advocacy, and programming platform for humanitarian and development partners to respond to the Syria crisis at the regional level and in host countries. It comprises one...