Tuberculosis, or TB, continues to be the leading cause of death from a single infectious agent worldwide, according to the Global TB Report 2017. Every day, there are 28,000 new TB cases and 4,500 related deaths.
On 24 March, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and other partners will honor the many ‘Leaders for a TB-free world’ for World Tuberculosis Day.
To increase the reach and acceptance of IOM’s voice, we have been turning to our expert, globally-scattered professional staff to include social media as a key communication tool, especially Twitter. To this end, we have created a new global Twitter Dashboard on IOM’s global website, aimed at leveraging the credibility and insights of our staff and missions
JOINT STATEMENT: Coercion of children to obtain fingerprints and facial images is never acceptable
We, the undersigned civil society and UN organizations, are concerned by proposals now under consideration as part of the ongoing reform of the Common European Asylum System which would allow the use of coercion to take the fingerprints and facial images of children.
Over the first two months of the year 2018 almost 200 hundred persons chose to return to their countries of origin from Finland through IOM's programme for Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR). Of these, 161 persons returned to Iraq.
Women and girls represent a significant proportion of people on the move worldwide, all of whom carry with them a heart full of hope, a mind filled with ideas, and a diverse range of migration experiences. IOM, the UN Migration Agency, stands with each and every one of them on International Women’s Day 2018 and embraces the official United Nations theme: Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives. We stand together with them and raise our voices with and in support of all migrant women and girls.
IOM Finland has taken the initiative to bring together parties from the retail sector, labour and employer's unions and the government to discuss the rights of seasonal migrant workers in agriculture. Easy information is needed for employers to know more about for instance human trafficking.
An estimated 28 million children were living in forced displacement in 2016, but the true figure is likely much higher. Gaps in data covering refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and internally displaced populations are endangering the lives and wellbeing of millions of children on the move, warned five UN and partner agencies today (15/02). In ‘A call to action: Protecting children on the move starts with better data’, IOM, UNICEF, UNHCR, Eurostat and OECD together show how crucial data are to understanding the patterns of global migration and developing policies to support vulnerable groups like children.
”Monesti siirtolaisten normaalit stressireaktiot ymmärretään väärin ja tulkitaan merkkeinä psyykkisestä sairaudesta”, sanoo Guglielmo Schininá. Hän vastaa psykososiaalisen tuen ohjelmista Kansainvälisessä Siirtolaisuusjärjestö IOM:ssä ja vieraili syksyllä Helsingissä.