IOM / International Organization for Migration [to 29 August 2015]

IOM / International Organization for Migration [to 29 August 2015]

Selected Press Releases
IOM on Latest Austrian Truck Tragedy
Austria – IOM condemns the shameful act of neglect that the Austrian authorities say resulted in the suffocation of some 71 migrants in the back of a truck in Austria.

IOM Monitors Migrant Flows into Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
An estimated 1,500-2,000 migrants are crossing from Greece to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) and on into Serbia every 24 hours.

Displacement Escalates in Iraq
Iraq – IOM Iraq’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) updated figures, released yesterday, identified 3,176,946 internally displaced Iraqis (529,491 families) across Iraq from January 2014 to 13 August 2015.

IOM Aids Colombian Deportees from Venezuela
Colombia – IOM has joined a humanitarian team of government entities and international agencies assisting the over 1,000 Colombians who have been deported from Venezuela in the last few days.

IOM Highlights Psychosocial Needs of Displaced People in Eastern Nigeria
Nigeria – IOM, with financial support from the US, French and German governments, has released a report based on a psychosocial needs assessment of internally displaced persons (IDPs) carried out in Yola, Adamawa State, in eastern Nigeria in April 2015.

IOM Seoul Hosts Counter Trafficking Policy Seminar
Republic of Korea – The lack of effective indicators to identify trafficking victims in the Republic of Korea (ROK) is resulting in a situation where victims are sometimes treated as criminals, according to IOM.

IOM Resumes Evacuation of South Sudanese Refugees in Ethiopia
Ethiopia – IOM Ethiopia this week resumed its emergency evacuation of South Sudanese refugees from the border, which had been halted since late July 2015 as all receiving camps had reached their maximum capacity.