IOM currently has established banking relationships in approximately 150 locations worldwide, with more than 60 different banking partners and more than 180 accounts in Europe alone. This presents a number of challenges for IOM:
Communicable diseases have, for decades, been a serious concern for social and human development in Southern Africa. This has mostly been attributed to the high levels of poverty in the region.
The implementation of SharePoint as the platform to manage the Organzation’s information and content assets also provides an opportunity to improve our online collaboration capabilities. In line with this, SharePoint collaboration spaces have been introduced to promote such information sharing and collaboration among members of common-interest groups within the Organization, such as thematic groups or projects.
Ukraine has more than one million Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and the United Nations estimates that 60% of the registered ones are pensioners. Elderly are among the most vulnerable groups and are often neglected in situation of conflict and violence.
Frequently, they have mobility problems and less physical strength to hide, flee or defend themselves from violence. As families and communities disintegrate, elderly might be left behind.
On 15 October 2015, IOM and local implementing partners in settlements for internally displaced people (IDPs) across Somalia joined millions of people around the world to wash their hands with soap at special events marking Global Handwashing Day.