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IOM Turkey at a Glance

Turkey has been an IOM Member State since 2004. IOM established its regional office in 1991 in response to Gulf War crisis.

13 projects in 4 thematic areas
US$ 4,980 million annual budget in 2009
34 staff members at 2 offices in Turkey

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United States (USRP)
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IOM Main Website: www.iom.int

   IOM Mission to Turkey   

Established in 1951, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the principal intergovernmental organization in the field of migration. We are growing rapidly and currently count 127 member states. A further 17 states hold observer status, as do numerous international and non-governmental organizations. IOM’s programme budget for 2008 exceeds US$ 1 billion, funding over 2,000 active programmes and more than 7,000 staff members serving in over 440 field offices in more than a hundred countries. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants. IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, be they refugees, displaced persons or other uprooted people. The IOM Constitution gives explicit recognition to the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement of persons. IOM works in the four broad areas of migration management: migration and development, facilitating migration, regulating migration, and addressing forced migration. Cross-cutting activities include the promotion of international migration law, policy debate and guidance, protection of migrants’ rights, migration health and the gender dimension of migration. IOM works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. For more information, please visit www.iom.int .

The current Director General for International Organization for Migration is, Mr. William Lacy Swing, former ambassador of the US Department of State, assumed his post on 1 October 2008.



Chief of Mission
Lado GVILAVA, Chief of Mission, IOM Turkey.
Resettlement Programmes
According to the country that you will be resettled you may get more information about United States, Canada or Australia.
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IOM would like to share its experien-ce and les-sons learned. This Hand-book summa-rizes and systematizes this experi-ence. IOM recognizes that each victim is unique and requires and desires different assistance. As well, the nature of traffi cking is different around the world and is ever evolving, requiring changing responses.
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