Hold-ups, HiJackings and How to Avoid Them

Road safety concerns everyone and it is the most serious level of risk faced by IOM staff. Vehicle accidents remain the leading cause of occupational death and injury to personnel throughout IOM missions. With the dramatic changes in security – especially involving the movement of staff  by land transport, road safety has become a serious concern. IOM operates in increasingly insecure environments and with the threat from terrorism and organized crime at a global high, more colleagues than ever before are either directly or indirectly exposed to a wider range of risks when on the road.