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.

The Health situation in Somalia

When the Health Minister of Somalia, Ms. Fawziya Abiikar Nur, visited Finland earlier this autumn she talked about the health situation in Somalia.


Participate with us in the UN Day events!

Welcome to the UN Day events!

This year on UN Day the focus is on the Sustainable Development Goals and on how to get everyone participating in realizing them. There will be an event on October 24th in Helsinki, at the Marina Congress Centre, with panel discussions and a lecture.

Voluntary returns: 84 persons returned in September

In September 84 persons returned through IOM Finland's program for Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR). The majority - 57 persons - returned to Iraq. The second destination in September was Albania, where 15 persons returned.

MIDA FINNSOM -project: New dialysis unit opening in Somaliland

The situation for those needing dialysis treatment in Somaliland is getting much better next year when the areas second dialysis unit will be opening in the city of Borama. 

Good results halfway through the MIDA FINNSOM Health and Education –project

The midterm review of the MIDA FINNSOM Health and Education –project showed that good achievements have been made and the project is well on it’s way to becoming a continuation of the success stories of the MIDA FINNSOM –projects.

The project coordinator, Anna Aguilera-Pesä and the the liaison coordinator Saed Guled organized a mid-term review meeting with the counterparts in Mogadishu in the middle of September.

Rohingya Refugees Struggle to Survive in Cox’s Bazar Settlements

 Bangladesh (IOM) – Over the past month an estimated 430,000 ethnic Rohingya people have made the dangerous and arduous journey from Myanmar’s North Rakhine State to Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh to escape the ongoing violence described by the UN as “ethnic cleansing”.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (in Finnish)

 We have compiled answers to questions that are frequently asked of us, especially about the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration -programme.