While many think slavery was a phenomenon of the past, it is a scourge of humanity that unfortunately is still very much prevalent around the world today.
In order to prevent migrant deaths and disappearances, practical protection measures are needed to guarantee safe and regular ways for migrants to reach their destinations.
In 2014, more than 5,000 migrant fatalities were recorded globally. Since then, the annual number of deaths recorded during migration has increased each year – totalling nearly 23,000 over the period between January 2014 and August 2017.
Kuala Lumpur - For most refugees and migrants arriving on humanitarian visas, the thrill of resettlement in a new country is usually mixed with trepidation. How will they cope with a new language, a strange culture and life outside a close-knit community or refugee camp where they may have spent most of their lives?
In the modalities for the intergovernmental negotia-tions of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), Member States called on IOM to make use of the IDM to contribute to the preparatory process of the global compact.