Learning Finnish words was the most hilarious part of the recent Pre-Departure Orientation training that was held for Finland-bound quota refugees in Turkey. Over 200 persons, all of them Syrian, participated in the three-day training organized by IOM Finland in partnership with IOM Ankara Country office and the Diaconia University of Applied Sciences.
Today IOM Finland is launching a new project aimed at giving health and social workers better tools to identify and help victims of trafficking. The launch meeting was held as a picnic in Tähtitorninmäenpuisto in Helsinki, with the expert group of the project.
The number of persons returning to their countries of origin through the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration in May was 121, slightly less than in April. The total number of migrants assisted with voluntary return by IOM Finland during 2017 is 787. The total number of return countries is 25.
Cultural diversity is the driving force of modern life, has a crucial role in development and underpins the wealth of nations. We will celebrate it this week by observing World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.
Kansainvälinen siirtolaisuusjärjestö (IOM) toimii Suomessa Maahanmuuttoviraston palvelutarjoajana avustetun vapaaehtoisen paluun ja paluutuen toteutuksessa. IOM:llä ei ole Suomen kanssa sopimusta tahdonvastaisesti käännytettyjen avustamisesta, eikä IOM voi osallistua tahdonvastaisesti käännytettyjen matkajärjestelyihin. Järjestön perusasiakirjan mukaisesti, IOM voi avustaa vain vapaaehtoista paluumuuttoa (http://www.iom.int/constitution).
Finland - This year IOM Finland is teaming up with UN’s Development Programme UNDP for the annual World Village Festival in Helsinki on May 27-28, 2017. We will be at the square beside the Central Railway station, in the Open Finland –tent.