IOM Helsinki hosted Turkmen Counter-Trafficking delegation's study trip to Finland

IOM Helsinki hosted a Turkmen delegation interested in the Finnish counter-trafficking work on 6.-11. June 2016. The visit, which was organised in cooperation with the IOM office in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, focused on providing the delegates with tools and means to carry out and execute the Turkmen National Action Plan against Human Trafficking which was adopted in March 2016. The delegation consisted of senior officers from different Turkmen ministries and the Turkmen parliament, The Mejlis.

i am a migrant - a global IOM campaign

i am a migrant is a global IOM campaign and platform to create a place for the personal stories of migrants. We want to challenge the anti migrant stereotypes and hate speech in politics and society.

i am a migrant lets migrants tell their own stories – on the campaign website, in social media and many other places worldwide. Together we want to show: Migration is diverse and has a human face. 

MIDA FINNSOM Health final seminar in Somaliland and Puntland

The final seminar for MIDA FINNSOM Health project phase III was held this week in Somaliland and Puntland. 

The participants in Puntland on 26th May included Dr Abdirisaq Hersi, Director General from Puntland Ministry of Health, Mr. Aaro Ylitalo from Embassy of Finland in Nairobi and representatives from the IOM offices.

IOM Helsinki at World Village festival in Helsinki 28-29th May

Summer starts in Helsinki with annual World Village festival, a meeting place offering tastes of different cultures and surprises from all over the world.

The festival offers new perspectives on tolerant multiculturalism, development cooperation, global issues and expanding one's possibilities for affecting everyday life. In addition, the program includes panel discussions, music, circus, dance, theatre, art and activities. 

Migration, Environment and Climate Change

The Permanent Missions of Bangladesh and France to the United Nations, in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), convened a briefing on Migration, Environment and Climate Change at the United Nations headquarters on 10th May.

Welcome to our new website

IOM Country Office in Helsinki warmly welcomes you to our new website. Here you will find more information on our current activities. Please note that some of the content is still missing and will be published soon. In the meanwile, you can find more information on migration related topics on our global website

What is the price of a human being? -campaign

Finland - IOM Helsinki has launched a new counter trafficking public information campaign: “What is the price of a human being?”

Human trafficking in Finland includes labour exploitation and sexual abuse. Reported victims have been both Finnish and foreign nationals.

“The campaign aims to educate the citizens, especially youth about human trafficking and to inform people about responsible consumerism to reduce demand. Raising awareness is key to identify victims,” said IOM Helsinki campaign coordinator Tuija von der Pütten.

Mediterranean migrant arrivals

Greece - IOM reports that an estimated 177,207 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain.

More information and recent statistics available here.