Photo Stories

Audience members attend the opening of the Global Migration Film Festival. IOM's consutrction project in Micronesia is one of the misson's largest project with the construction of hundreds of houses and public infrastructures across several islands that were impacted by the effects of typhoon Haiyan.

Global Migration Film Festival 2017

02/15/18

Several people attend the Geneva screenings of the Global Migration Film Festival.

At the donation ceremony in Sierra Leone, a local resident receives a Panasonic solar lantern as part of the IOM’s Global Solar Lanterns Initiative. Photo: IOM

African Countries Receive Solar Lantern Donations

02/15/18

IOM distributes solar lanterns donated by Panasonic to internally displaced people, health care centers, and vulnerable households in Sierra Leone, Rwanda, and Mauritania. 

At a meeting with IOM in the Balukhali settlement, Khairul Amin passionately relays his message for Pope Francis in anticipation of their meeting later the same week on the Rohingya crisis.   Story: 52-year-old Khairul Amin was very influential in his community in Northern Rakhine State — a well to do jack-of-all-trades with ventures in farming, fishing and retail. “I even used to have a little shop. Now, I do nothing — just sleeping and eating. I am not in charge of anything more.”

Rohingya Refugees who met Pope Francis

01/29/18

On 1 December, a group of 16 Rohingya refugees met with Pope Francis in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka.

An IOM doctor provide medical assistance to a newly arrived Rohingya refugee at Balukhali settlement.

Rohingya Refugees, Bangladesh Community Healthcare

01/27/18

Healthcare response for Rohingya refugees and Bangladeshis in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, following the continuing influx of refugees following extreme violence that broke out in Myanmar's Northern Rakhine State on 25 August 2017.

Jameelah washes her young family's clothes at IOM well in Kutupalong Rohingya refugee settlement in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.  Full story here: http://features.iom.int/stories/without-water/

Rohingya Refugee Emergency: Oct - Dec 2017

01/13/18

Rohingya Refugee Emergency: Oct - Dec 2017

Several member states and other representatives attend the 108th session of the IOM Council in Geneva, Switzerland. IOM's consutrction project in Micronesia is one of the misson's largest project with the construction of hundreds of houses and public infrastructures across several islands that were impacted by the effects of typhoon Haiyan.

IOM Council (108th Session)

11/28/17

The 108th session of the IOM Council in Geneva, Switzerland.

Marawi: Tales of Escape, Loss and Hope

11/11/17

After months of devastating conflict, Marawi’s displaced families finally return home.

Polio Vaccination  The vaccination team walks around each sector during 4 days vaccinating all children under 5 years old. The children which have been vaccinated receive a mark on their fingernail or toe (when they are very little).  There are 124 vaccinators in total.

Bentiu - South Sudan

11/04/17

IOM provides multi-sector humanitarian assistance to over 112,100 IDPs at the Bentiu PoC site. As camp manager, IOM coordinates humanitarian services and maintains site infrastructure and the Humanitarian Hub.

Borehole construction in  El Salam Rubkona.  The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have launched a large-scale project to provide equitable access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services for people affected by the crisis in South Sudan while strengthening prevention of gender-based violence (GBV).

Construction of Boreholes in South Sudan

11/02/17

IOM constructs boreholes at the El Salam displacement camp in Rubkona, South Sudan to provide clean water for the community.

IOM day labourers from the Rohingya refugee community construction a centre for new arrivals to processed and assisted at Balukhali settlement

Construction of Balukhali Arrival Centre

11/01/17

Construction of an arrival centre for Rohingya refugees in Balukhali settlement, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

15,000 Rohingya refugees arrive at the Ajumanpara borderpoint between Bangladesh and Myanmar. Many have been waiting to cross for two days following their villages being recently burned and attacked.

IOM's Rohingya Response in Bangladesh

10/03/17

IOM's Rohingya Response in Bangladesh

Monsoon rains and strong winds have added to the struggle of Rohingya in Bangladesh. Fleeing violence in Myanmar’s North Rakhine State, thousands are sleeping out in the open with little or no shelter. IOM is giving people tarpaulins, ropes and bamboo to build shelters.

IOM Helps People Build Shelters in Bangladesh

09/21/17

Monsoon rains and strong winds have added to the struggle of Rohingya in Bangladesh.

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