"They are so angry!" - We need to understand migrant's stress reactions better

"The migrants and refugees are so angry, the police officers and border guards  tell me - Guglielmo Schinináand I tell them it is a normal reaction to stress", says Guglielmo Schininá, who is in charge of psychosocial support programmes at IOM.

Season's Greeting from IOM

Rauhallista Joulua ja Onnellista Uutta Vuotta 2018 toivottaa IOM:n Suomen maatoimisto

God Jul och Gott Nytt År 2018 önskar IOM Finland

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2018 from IOM Helsinki

Discussion: How to manage labour chains with respect to human rights of migrant workers

​​FIBS and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) invite businesses to a discussion on February 13 to explore how they can manage their labour supply chains to respect human rights of migrant workers and their families. 

Launch of guide on recognizing victims of trafficking

 IOM Finland will launch an guide for social workers and health professionals on recognizing victims of trafficking on January 23rd. The Minister of   the Interior Paula Risikko will be opening the lauch event.

International Migrants Day: "Safe migration in a world on the move"

"Safe migration in a world on the move" is the theme of this year’s International Migrants Day, celebrated on Monday. The world needs to come together to protect all migrants wherever they are, countries of origin, transit or destination.

IOM Finland opens up discussion on AVRR

IOM Finland in November organized an afternoon of discussion with civil society actors to open up for a dialogue on Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration.

Iraq is the biggest country of voluntary return from Finland

 In November 119 persons chose to return to their countries of origin from Finland through IOM's programme for Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR). Of these 90 persons returned to Iraq.

Film Festival Time: The Journey

YK-kino ja Global Migration Film Festival esittävät maanantaina 20.11.2017 klo 18.00 Kino Andorrassa, Helsingissä Matthew Casselin dokumentin ”The Journey” yhteistyössä Suomen YK-liiton kanssa. Dokumentissa seurataan syyrialaisen pakolaisen Aboud Shalhoubin yli 2700 kilometrin pituista matkaa Eurooppaan ja sen halki. Samalla keskustellaan siirtolaisuudesta Euroopasta ja Eurooppaan ennen ja nyt.

More returnees are chosing in-kind support

During October 2017, 116 persons returned from Finland through IOM's Assisted Voluntary Retrn and Reintegration support programme. That is an increase from the previous months. The number of returns since the beginning of the year is 1234. Of those 954 have returned to Iraq. Altogether the number of return countries is 33.

Award to Finnish film at IOM's Plural+ -competition

A film by Finnish duo Saara Miira Kokkonen and Heta Laiho will be given an award at the Plural+ -film competition, which is organized by IOM and UNAOC (United Nations Alliance of Civilizations). The ceremony will be held in New York on Friday evening November 10th.