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  • kiintiöpakolaiset, matkajärjestelyt, lentoturvallisuus

    Tarinaa tuhansien matkojen takana

    Mikä tahansa normaali päivä lentokentällä ei ole ollenkaan tavallinen meidän tyypilliselle matkustajalle. Monet ovat ensi kertaa lentokoneessa ja lentokentällä. IOM:n eli Kansainvälisen siirtolaisuusjärjestön kanssa avustettuna matkustavat kiintiöpakolaiset, vapaaehtoiset palaajat ja perheenyhdistämisasiakkaat.


  • health, tuberculosis, Migrants

    Migrants lead fight against TB

    Tuberculosis, or TB, continues to be the leading cause of death from a single infectious agent worldwide, according to the Global TB Report 2017. Every day, there are 28,000 new TB cases and 4,500 related deaths.

    On 24 March, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and other partners will honor the many ‘Leaders for a TB-free world’ for World Tuberculosis Day.


  • Migration, data, twitter

    IOM launches a new global Twitter Dashboard

    To increase the reach and acceptance of IOM’s voice, we have been turning to our expert, globally-scattered professional staff to include social media as a key communication tool, especially Twitter. To this end, we have created a new global Twitter Dashboard on IOM’s global website, aimed at leveraging the credibility and insights of our staff and missions

  • rasismi, rasismin vastainen viikko, Racism

    #imwithyou - IOM stands up against racism during the week against racism

    This year the national campaign on the week against racism 19-25 of March highlights how everyone can take part in creating an equal and safe community and society that is open to all.

  • children, EURODAC, coercion

    JOINT STATEMENT: Coercion of children to obtain fingerprints and facial images is never acceptable

    JOINT STATEMENT: Coercion of children to obtain fingerprints and facial images is never acceptable

    We, the undersigned civil society and UN organizations, are concerned by proposals now under consideration as part of the ongoing reform of the Common European Asylum System which would allow the use of coercion to take the fingerprints and facial images of children.

  • AVRR, Return, Vapaaehtoinen paluu

    Almost 200 returns during the first two months of 2018

    Over the first two months of the year 2018 almost 200 hundred persons chose to return to their countries of origin from Finland through IOM's programme for Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR). Of these, 161 persons returned to Iraq.

Uusi opas julkaistu: Ulkomaisen kausityövoiman käyttö puutarha-, marjanviljely ja metsämarja-aloilla

IOM Suomi on julkaissut lyhyen oppaan, jonka tarkoituksena on auttaa työnantajia ja yrityksiä ymmärtämään ihmiskauppaa ilmiönä, tunnistamaan sen merkkejä ja ennaltaehkäisemään ihmiskaupan riskiä kausityössä.

IOM 65th Anniversary - A World on the Move


Migration: A Measure of Humanity’s Dignity

IOM rose from the ashes of World War Two 65 years ago. In the battle-scarred continent of Europe, no government alone could help survivors who wanted no more than an opportunity to resume their lives in freedom and with dignity. The first incarnation of IOM was created to resettle refugees during this post-war period.

What is the price of a human being? -campaign


Finland - IOM Helsinki has launched a new counter trafficking public information campaign: “What is the price of a human being?”

Human trafficking in Finland includes labour exploitation and sexual abuse. Reported victims have been both Finnish and foreign nationals.

“The campaign aims to educate the citizens, especially youth about human trafficking and to inform people about responsible consumerism to reduce demand. Raising awareness is key to identify victims,” said IOM Helsinki campaign coordinator Tuija von der Pütten.