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Not many month ago, IOM spokesperson Leonard Doyle commented on Media : “We want to turn #MissingMigrants into a powerful voice to warn future migrants against taking these high risk journeys. It is not doing it with a poster or a radio spot, but with the most persuasive means out there - the voices of survivors and the family members of missing migrants,” he adds."
An estimated 1.2 million Iraqis have been forced to flee their homes as a result of violence that has gripped the country since the beginning of the year. In July, the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced a US$500 million donation to help the United Nations and its humanitarian partners respond to the crisis. This contribution - one of the largest from a single donor for a specific crisis in UN history - means that the organization will be able to provide assistance to hundreds of thousands of people in need.
By William Lacy Swing, IOM Director General
Last week I delivered an address at Oxford University. Following the ceremony, a student approached me with a smile. “I know all about IOM,” she shared. “I’ve been following your #MigrationMeans campaign on Twitter.”
You can find the IOM Greece Newsletter for June, here.
Due to the completion of important programs and also due to the closing of Greece’s Presidency of the Council of European Union, for International Organization for Migration – Office in Greece (IOM), June has been a very busy month with new conditions and context.
On Friday 27 June 2014, International Organization for Migration – Office in Greece organized the closing event for the Program “Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration of Third Country Nationals to their country of origin” co-funded by the European Fund of Return (75%) and the Ministry of Public order and Citizen Protection (25%).
Head of Office, IOM Greece
27 years in service
Daniel Esdras joined IOM in 1987 as Project Assistant in IOM Greece, one of the oldest missions of the Organization (1952). In his years of service, he has had the honor of meeting and working with some of the most dedicated people in the international field who provide services and assistance to migrants throughout the world.
The official video spot of International Organisation for Migration - Office in Greece is ready! (by Rex Bites - Digital Publishing)
Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) is an indispensable part of a comprehensive approach to migration management aiming at orderly and humane return and reintegration of migrants who are unable or unwilling to remain in host countries and wish to return voluntarily to their countries of origin.
The IOM Council in Geneva re-elects Ambassador Laura Thompson of Costa Rica for a second five-year term as IOM’s Deputy Director General. She was first appointed to the post in September 2009. © IOM / Jean-Marc Ferré 2013
Switzerland - Ambassador Laura Thompson of Costa Rica has been re-elected for a second five-year term as IOM’s Deputy Director General. She was first appointed to the post in September 2009.