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
IOM in the Region
- 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
- Ethiopia- IOM Ethiopia has moved some 63,000 South Sudanese refugees from the South Sudan border to camps inside Ethiopia since violence broke out between South Sudan’s government and opposition forces in December 2013. Read more
- Ethiopia: St Peter’s TB Specialized Hospital and IOM organized a 3km Anti TB (tuberculoses) walk to celebrate World TB day in Addis Ababa on the 22nd March 2013. The walk, which intended to increase public awareness about TB, called for active community engagement in the fight against the disease in Ethiopia. Read More
- A delegation of diplomats in Ethiopia visited the major South Sudanese asylum seekers entry point in Gambella, Pagak, on Tuesday 18 March. Visiting the asylum seekers, the delegates witnessed the IOM registration and transportation assistance to the refugee camps in Gambella. The delegates also visited the Kule Refugee Camp and talked to the asylum seekers. Read More
- IOM Ethiopia last week safely relocated 425 South Sudanese refugees by boat and bus from Akobo-Tergol to Pugnido camp in Gambella region 430 km away. The two-day journey for the ethnic Anuak refugees included a nine-hour, 130 km boat trip from Tergol to Burbeiy and an overnight stay en route. Read More
- Two months after the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) started its crackdown on irregular migration, the operation to repatriate Ethiopian irregular migrants from the Kingdom continues, with over 151,000 already returned home. Since the outset IOM has provided the returnees, over a third of whom are women and children, with emergency medical assistance, food, essential items for those in dire need, and reintegration allowances to help people to return to their areas of origin. Read More
- The Migrant. On this issue:
Post_Arrival Assistance to Ethiopian Returnees
Ethiopia Marks International Migrants Day
The Reintegration of Former Combatants of BPLM Officially Launched
Coordination and Networking to Assist victims of human trafficking
- KSA Post- Arrival Assistance to Vulnerable Ethiopian Migrants Returning from Saudi Arabia. Read the Report
International Organization for Migration
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is a dynamic and growing inter-governmental organization, with 146 member states, and committed to the principle of humane and orderly migration benefits all.
IOM works to 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.