Libya - Over the past five years, IOM has facilitated the voluntary return of thousands of migrants from Libya back to their countries of origin.
The pageantry of the recent opening ceremony of the Olympic Games coalesced representatives of 207 nations in astounding fashion.
We see them on the news nearly on a daily basis – refugees fleeing their homes, leaving everything behind in search of safety. But how many of us have really ever stopped to think what we would do if we were in their shoes? What tough decisions would we be forced to make if we were in their place?
An arc of instability from Afghanistan through the Middle East to West Africa is leading to unprecedented displacement and forced migration with a staggering 87.6 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.
After Haiti’s earthquake in 2010, a story about IOM’s then novel idea of putting suggestion boxes in camps for displaced people made the front page of the New York Times, writes Nick van Praag of Ground Truth Solutions.