Who we are
WHO WE AREIOM is the leading inter-governmental organization promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all, with presence in over 100 countries. IOM has been active in the Middle East and North Africa from the early 1980s.
Our WorkAs the leading inter-governmental organization promoting since 1951 humane and orderly migration, IOM plays a key role to support the achievement of the 2030 Agenda through different areas of intervention that connect both humanitarian assistance and sustainable development. Across the Middle East and North Africa region, IOM supports States in realizing their national priorities and in fulfilling their international commitments in the areas of migration, displacement and mobility.
- Where we work
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- 2030 Agenda
From the onset of a crisis, IOM works with national and local authorities and partners to provide life-saving protection and humanitarian assistance to vulnerable and displaced populations.
With safety and dignity as a priority, IOM provides shelter, non-food items, health, protection, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), as well as other assistance (as highlighted in the below country examples) to affected populations and communities. Throughout its response to crises, IOM puts people front and centre, involving populations and communities in the decisions that affect them. IOM remains committed to localized approaches and works to ensure the respect and protection of the rights of all individuals, including protection from gender-based violence.