IOM Finland assisted 27 voluntary returnees in December 2018

In December 2018 a total of 27 persons returned voluntarily with the assistance of IOM Finland.

Finnish Baby Aid Kits for improving maternal health in Somalia

In the spirit of the Holiday Season and as an act of Social Responsibility, two Finnish companies donated 100 Finnish Baby Aid Kits to IOM’s MIDA FINNSOM projects. The kits will be distributed in Somalian hospitals where the project’s diaspora experts work in areas of child and neonatal health. The Finnish Baby Aid Kit, a modification of Finland’s famous Maternity Package, includes baby and maternity products, and a basic childbirth kit. Its content is suitable for use in rough conditions.

International Migrants Day 2018

Migration is the great issue of our era. Migration With Dignity (#WithDignity) is the theme of 2018’s International Migrants Day, which we observe on Tuesday (18 December).

Dignity is at the core of our mission. Treating all migrants with dignity is the fundamental requirement we face before anything else we attempt on migration—a troubling issue coming at a troubling time for the world community—because our future depends on it. So, too, does our present.

Teemakoulutuksia siirtolaisuusterveydestä ja ihmiskaupasta sosiaali- ja terveysalan ammattilaisille

IOM järjestää maksuttomia teemakoulutuksia sosiaali- ja terveysalan ammattilaisille alkuvuodesta 2019 seuraavilla paikkakunnilla: Helsinki, Tampere, Oulu, Kuopio, Turku.

Aiheina siirtolaisuusterveys ja ihmiskauppa. Ilmoittaudu mukaan täältä.

IOM Finland assisted 41 voluntary returnees in October 2018

In October 2018 a total of 41 persons returned voluntarily with the assistance of IOM Finland. 


Many Finland-bound quota refugees trained in Turkey in July

A large part of the quota refugees bound for Finland in 2018 got their pre-departure orientation in Turkey in July.

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Inspiring lecture on health care for victims of human trafficking

On Thursday morning an enthusiastic audience of health and social workers, and representatives from organizations and institutions had a chance to listen to American expert on human trafficking, MD, MPH Hanni Stoklosa lecture. The workshop was held at THL, the National Institute for Health and Welfare in Helsinki.

Workshop on human trafficking with leading expert 21 and 23 August

On August 23 the Embassy of the United States of America and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) are organizing a workshop with leading US expert Ms. Hanni Stoklosa.

The workshop has the title: Healthcare and Human Trafficking: A Doctor‘s Perspective. Ms. Stoklosa will be facilitating and focusing on the impact of exploitation on health and mental wellbeing of victims of trafficking as well as on special consideration in providing trauma-informed care for victims of trafficking. In addition, case examples will be examined and discussed.

Almost a third of returnees are families

During the first seven years of the month IOM Finland has assisted almost 500 persons with voluntary return and reintegration to their countries of departure. Almost one third of these have been travling as families or couples.

Fruitful discussion on the invisibles of our society

SuomiAreenassa keskustelumme teemana oli Näkymättömät - yhteiskunnan haavoittuvaisetOn Wednesday July 18 we organized a discussion on the people who often are not seen in our society: the undocumented migrants and the victims of human trafficking. Top level Finnish politicians and a representative of the Police Board discussed different aspects of how these people are treated and what the government does now and could do in the future.

(Also Finnish version)