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”Migrants Contribute”: kampanja maahanmuuttokeskustelun muuttamiseksi


Migrants Contribute

20.5.2015 Helsinki - Kansainvälinen siirtolaisuusjärjestö IOM aloitti syksyllä 2013 maailmanlaajuisen kampanjan maahanmuuttokeskustelun sävyn muuttamiseksi. ”Migrants Contribute”-kampanja keskittyy siihen, mitä kaikkea siirtolaiset tuovat mukanaan uuteen kotimaahansa, ei siihen, mistä tai miten he  ovat lähteneet matkalleen. Siirtolaiset rikastuttavat yhteiskuntaa uusilla taidoillaan ja ideoillaan sekä rakentavat uutta elämäänsä sillä samalla päättäväisyydellä ja rohkeudella, joka mahdollisti siirtolaiseksi lähdön alun perinkin.

”Siirtolaisuus ei ole mikään uusi asia. Se on ollut edistyksen alkuun paneva voima jo siitä lähtien, kun ihminen lähti liikkeelle Afrikasta 50 000 vuotta sitten.” (IOM)

IOM Helsinki joins Koulukino in educating the young through movies

The-Good-Lie movie capture WB2014 On 18 December 2014, the International Migrants' Day, IOM Helsinki arranged a special viewing of director Philippe Falardeau's film ‘The Good Lie’ at Tennispalatsi cinema in Helsinki. The purpose of the use levitra special viewing was to both celebrate the Migrants' day but also to cialis 2.5 mg underline the still on-going issues refugees and migrants face even today. IOM promotes the recognition of online cialis sales complex and wide-ranging migration issues and the need for international cooperation in solving them. The Good Lie - movie gave IOM Helsinki a chance to partner with the Finnish School Cinema Association 'Koulukino' to increase the knowledge of young people about migration.

MIDA FINNSOM now on Twitter and Facebook!

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MIDA FINNSOM is now on Twitter and Facebook!  


We will be sharing updates on project activities, information on new vacancies as well as stories from our diaspora professionals in the express cialis delivery field in Somalia through both channels! Stay tuned!


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International Women's Day 2015 - MIDA FINNSOM Participants Empowering Women in Somalia Through Child Health Education


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As IOM joins in to celebrate International Women’s Day on getting viagra 8 March 2015, the Somali diaspora professionals of IOM Helsinki’s MIDA FINNSOM project continue to contribute to empowerment of women in Somalia.


Challenges abound, as child and maternal mortality in Somalia continues to be among the highest in the world. According to UNICEF, one out of every ten Somali children dies before seeing their first birthday and canadian meds viagra it is believed that leading causes of infant and child mortality are neonatal disorders as well as illnesses such as pneumonia, diarrhoea, and measles. However, the dedicated work of the MIDA FINNSOM participants with local communities has yielded positive developments.


Marian Ismail Abdisalan, an experienced nurse from Helsinki, is currently working as a Nurse Lecturer on Community Health at the University of buy cheap propecia Health Sciences in Bosaso, Puntland. To reach out to best cialis 5mg prices local communities and raise awareness on the importance of prenatal child health, she recently organized a seminar for pregnant women in collaboration with her students from the university as well as two other teachers.   

Return Stories website launch on 20.2.2015


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Helsinki, 20.2.2015 - Nowadays more and more migrants search for a new life outside their native country: some flee from war, some look for new opportunities. However, life in another country is not always possible, so returning home becomes an option to be considered. Stories of migrants returning home are full of many life-altering decisions, many fates and many different feelings. On 20.2.2015, IOM Helsinki will launch its Stories of Return website where these stories can be read in nine different languages. They present different experiences of migrants who have left Finland with the assistance of IOM Helsinki’s programme Voluntary Assisted Return and Reintegration (VARRP-FIN).

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