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Back and Beyond: Portraits of Returned Migrants

The Hague (IOM)Back and Beyond takes a close look at IOM Netherlands’ Migrant Assistance work through six real-life portraits and an in-depth interview with one of the mission’s twenty counsellors.

Back and Beyond includes stories and many pictures produced by migrants themselves. It thus presents our beneficiaries and clients as masters of their destinies and decisions and it clearly illustrates there is no such thing as ‘THE migrant’ – all are different and in need of tailor-made support.

What’s in a Name?

Migrant Assistance Division (MAD) is now the Migrant Protection and Assistance Division (MPA)

Geneva – The Migrant Assistance Division (MAD) has been renamed the Migrant Protection and Assistance Division (MPA). This change was announced on Friday 23 March 2018.

Humanitarian Partnerships with Civil Society: Ensuring Assistance matches Context

Over the past three years, Suma Sherma, a tireless health worker in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, has helped over 100 pregnant women and assisted some 40 births. 

Suma works for IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and its local non-governmental organization (NGO) partner, Mukti. The two organizations provide health care to Rohingya refugees and Bangladeshis living in Cox’s Bazar through their jointly-run clinics and mobile health teams.