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The Migrant

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 180 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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  • The International Organization for Migration, in collaboration with the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), is holding a five-day seminar on diaspora mapping in Addis Ababa. For this first-of-its-kind seminar, IOM has invited specialists on labour migration and development to deepen the knowledge and sharpen the skills of officials from MOFA in Ethiopia and Ethiopian missions abroad. Read More
  • The Ethiopian diaspora association, People to People (P2P), this week contributed USD11,000 to IOM for emergency assistance to Ethiopian migrants returning home from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). this latest donation form the Kentucky-based P2P, follows previous contributions from Ethiopian diaspora around the world who have come to aid of their fellow nationals returning home destitute and in need of immediate support and assistance. Read More
  • IOM Addis Ababa, in partnership with the Ethiopian government, is expanding its community dialogue facilitators’ training programme on irregular migration from Amhara Regional State to neighbouring Tigray. The training, targeting 140 participants, will cover five of the seven zonal administrations in the southern, eastern, central, north western and western zones, 14 districts and 70 kebeles (districts). Read More
  • Trafficking in persons throughout Ethiopia is a shared problem that requires a coordinated response based on solidarity, responsibility and increased practical engagement to prosecute criminals, support victims and enhance partnership to mitigate the human trafficking phenomenon and better understand the push and pull factors involved.” – Sharon Dimanche, Migration Management Programme Coordinator, IOM. Read More
  • A Joint Monitoring Mission from the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (BPRM) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (CDC-DGMQ) visited IOM SLO Addis Ababa and Semera Asayita Refugee Camp during mid-May 2014. The monitoring mission was in Ethiopia as part of a regional visit that included Kampala,Uganda and Nairobi,Kenya. The mission was in Addis Ababaand Afar Semera from 12-16 May, 2014. Read More
  • International Organization for Migration Special Liaison Office (IOM-SLO) and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MOLSA) organised a two day media workshop on irregular migration on 26 to 27 April 2014. The workshop informed the media on emerging trends of irregular migration; effective strategies for covering migration related news contents, and the adverse effects of irregular migration on industrial development. Over 60 media and government community bureau personnel attended the event. Read More
  • GENEVA, Switzerland, May 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- IOM has now provided transport and pre-departure medical checks for over 91,000 South Sudanese arriving in Ethiopia through the country's Pagak and Akobo-Tergol border crossing points since January 11th. Read More
  • The recent mass expulsion of over 150,000 irregular Ethiopian migrants from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia highlighted the human challenges posed by people smuggling in the Horn of Africa. The Ethiopian Government now recognizes the need to improve public awareness of the risks associated with irregular migration and is taking action to remedy the problem. Read More