International Organization for Migration (IOM)

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Established in 1951, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. With 172 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. 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, including refugees and internally displaced people. The IOM Constitution recognizes the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement.

On September 2016 IOM became the UN Migration Agency thanks to an agreement with the UN signed during the Summit for Refugees and Migrants. The new status of IOM as related organization to the UN aim at establishing a better coordination of efforts among relevant agencies to ensure that the issues of migrants are well addressed.

In 1990, IOM conducted its first operation in Jordan with the evacuation of 165,000 Third Country Nationals who fled the first Iraqi crisis. In 1999, Jordan became a Member State of the organization. Currently, IOM supports the Government of Jordan in a number of areas including: border management, migration health, counter human trafficking; humanitarian assistance; movement operations; and direct assistance to refugees and migrants.


Website: https://www.jordan.iom.int/