IOM Iraq Press Briefing Notes

05 March, 2016

IOM’s offices in Ghana and Iraq have helped a trafficked young Ghanaian migrant to return safely from Iraq to her home in Ghana’s Ashanti Region. Linda*, 22, was a teacher in a private school in Ghana, but was convinced by a middleman that she would earn more in Europe working as a waitress or as a supermarket assistant.

23 February, 2016

Iraq - The latest IOM Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has identified 3,320,844 internally displaced Iraqis (553,474 families) from 1 January 2014 through 4 February 2016.

02 February, 2016

Iraq - On Monday, February 1, 106 Iraqi nationals departed voluntarily from Belgium to Baghdad under IOM’s Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) programme.

29 January, 2016

Iraq - IOM facilitated a study visit this week for government officials from the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MoLSA) and the Bureau of Migration and Displacement (BMD) in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) to France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

24 January, 2016

Iraq - The IOM Iraq - German Humanitarian Admission Program (HAP) closing ceremony this week in Stuttgart marked the program’s achievements: the movement of over 1,000 of the most vulnerable women and children targeted in the ongoing conflict in Iraq to the State of Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

13 January, 2016

Iraq - On Sunday (10/1) IOM Iraq Chief of Mission Thomas Lothar Weiss visited Baghdad’s Zayouna Camp with Iraqi Member of Parliament Yunadim Kanna, Al-Russafa Branch Director of the Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement (MoMD) Saffa Hamzeh, Deputy Governor of Baghdad governorate Jassim Al-Blkhati, Bishop Martin Hurmuz, Head of the Iraqi Christian Endowment Raad Jaleel and other members o