Immigration and Border Management

IOM promotes a holistic immigration and border management approach for the Government of Iraq, by strengthening the capacities of key government agencies, such as the Border Points Commission (BPC) within the Ministry of Interior to facilitate regular migration while trying to reduce unsafe, irregular migrant flows.

What We Do
Strengthen selected border points on the Iraq/Syria border to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian assistance to the people in Syria. These activities will enhance the capacities of the BPC to perform effective border operations through the provision of specialized equipment, rehabilitating infrastructure, targeted training for border officials including developing standard operating procedures (SOPs).
Support the preparation of the National Border Management Strategy and the development of standards and guidelines
Conduct research and border assessments of Iraqi border points in partnership with the BCP
Provide technical assistance and training on migration management