The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is an intergovernmental organization established in 1951. The IOM presently brings together 149 member states, with Poland belonging to the organization since 1992.
IOM works to manage migration for the benefit of migrants and societies.
IOM supports countries in meeting the operational and socio-economic challenges related to migration, helps migrants and protects their rights.
IOM is currently engaged in the implementation of over 2,000 projects around the globe.
IOM has worked in Poland since 2002. The organization carries out projects centered around assistance in voluntary return and reintegration, combating illegal migration and fighting against human trafficking, projects supporting the integration of immigrants, as well as health-related and research projects.
IOM offices on every continent support governments and civil society in the following areas:
• migration and development
• migration support
• migration regulation
• forced migration.
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