IOM Celebrates Migrant Women and Girls—and values diversity on the move

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.

Opening the Dialogue on Preventing Exploitation of Seasonal Agricultural Workers

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.

Massive Data Gaps Leave Refugee, Migrant and Displaced Children in Danger and Without Access to Basic Services

Mariem, 8, a refugee from the Syrian Arab Republic, at her family's shelter in Pikpa Village, a refugee camp outside the Mytilini, Lesvos, Greece, on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

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.

“Uusi tilanne stressaa siirtolaisia menneisyyttä enemmän”

14.02.2018, Helsinki

”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.

HOIKU goes on tour! HOIKU:n Suomen-kiertue on alkanut!

The IOM countertrafficking team has started their tour of Finland with an event in Turku on February 6th. The event is a regional follow-up to the launch of the HOIKU Guide on identifying victims of trafficking, directed at professionals in the field of social work and health. More events are upcoming!

Kehuja IOM:n uudelle ohjeelle ihmiskaupan uhrin tunnistamisesta

IOM julkaisi tiistaina uuden ohjeistuksen sosiaali- ja terveysalan ammattilaisille,​ jotta he helpommin pystyisivät tunnistamaan ihmiskaupan uhrit työssään.

Tilaisuuden avannut sisäministeri Paula Risikko kehui ohjetta.

"Tämä on upea tuotos. Tässä oli ytimekkäästi ja selkeästi kerrottu mistä on kysymys ja mitä tehdä".

Almost 7500 persons resettled to four Nordic countries


In 2017 the resettlement unit of IOM Finland moved a total of 7478 persons to the four Nordic countries, in which we handle resettlement operations.

The biggest amount by far is for people bound for Sweden, with a total of 6301 persons. Of these 3401 were quota refugees, that were resettled to Sweden from third countries.

"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.