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IOM Ethiopia at a Glance

The IOM’s presence in Ethiopia goes back to 1995 and Ethiopia became a member of IOM in 2011.

The Special Liaison Office in Ethiopia is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.

  • Over 280 staff members
  • The Mission in Ethiopia has offices in Addis Ababa and Sub/field-offices in Assosa, Gambella, Jijiga, Moyale and Shire

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  • IOM offices in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Yemen this week helped 125 Ethiopians – many of them unaccompanied minors – to return home from Tanzania and Yemen. The 54 returnees from Tanzania, who included six unaccompanied minors, were detained by the Tanzanian authorities while trying to reach South Africa and spent over four months in detention before IOM arranged their return home. Read More
  • IOM Ethiopia organized a two-day International Migration Law (IML) training for senior government officials of the national and regional State Anti-Trafficking Taskforces on 18-19 February 2015. They included officials from the Bureau of Labour and Social Affairs, Bureau of Justice, Bureau of Women and Children Affairs, and Police Commission. Read More
  • IOM signed a new cooperation agreement with Ethiopia to work together on migration issues with a view to promoting economic and social development. The agreement, which was signed in Addis Ababa by IOM Director General William Lacy Swing and Ethiopian State Minister for Foreign Affairs Dewano Kedir, follows an earlier 1996 agreement to implement IOM’s Return of Qualified African Nationals (RQAN) project. RQAN was designed to reverse the impact of brain drain in developing African countries like Ethiopia. Read More
  • IOM has started to provide transport for Eritrean refugees registered at Ethiopia’s Endabaguna screening center to camps provided by the country’s Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) and UNHCR in Tigray region. Read More
  • The International Organization for Migration Special Liaison Office in Ethiopia (IOM SLO Ethiopia) and International Organization for Migration office in Tanzania (IOM Tanzania) in collaboration with the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs provided assistance in receiving 253 Ethiopian returnees from Tanzania on Friday 28 November 2014. Read More