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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 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
  • Ethiopia - IOM has resumed transport by boat and road of South Sudanese refugees stranded by heavy rains and flooding in Matar to Fugnido refugee camp in the Gambella region of Western Ethiopia, 300 kms away, following an agreement between Ethiopia’s Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) and UNHCR. Read More
  • As part of the campaign “Together We Can Fight Secondary Migration”, IOM SLO Ethiopia organized a music concert and poetry and painting art show in Mai-Tsebri town, Tigray Region on 8, 9 and 10th November, 2014. Read More
  • The Regional Committee on Mixed Migration for the Horn of Africa and Yemen is today holding its 4th annual meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Read More
  • Ethiopia - IOM Ethiopia has distributed essential non-food aid (NFIs) to 560 internally displaced households in Halobiyo, Kebele, Babile Woreda, in the Somali Regional State of Ethiopia. The assistance consisted of temporary shelter materials, cooking sets and sanitation. Read More
  • The Ministry of Women, Children and Youth Affairs in close collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) held a workshop to discuss a project on Ethiopian migrant children on Tuesday September 23. Read More
  • The International Organization for Migration Special Liaison Office in Ethiopia (IOM SLO) organized a consultative meeting with religious leaders, an initiative to enhance their role in combatting irregular migration. The consultative meeting held in September 16 brought together 2,014 participants from different religious institutions in Ethiopia. Read More
  • Ethiopia: The International Organization for Migration Special Liaison Office (IOM SLO) organized a two-day training on identification, protection and referral of vulnerable migrants for 31 government officials in Mille Woreda, Afar Region, one of the major routes for irregular migration to the Middle East though Djibouti. Read More