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International Migration is a refereed bimonthly review of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on current migration issues as analysed by demographers, economists, and sociologists all over the world. The journal is edited by Koç University and published and distributed by Wiley. The... Read More
This report is part of the outputs under the regional initiative “Mitigating the effects of COVID-19 Pandemic on migrants and their families from Central Asia” produced with the financial support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and implemented by IOM.
Regional Overview: Survey on the Socioeconomic Effects of COVID-19 on Returnees and Stranded Migrants in Central Asia and the Russian Federation | March 2021
This report is a part of the outputs under the regional regional initiative “Mitigating the Socio-Economic Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Migrants and Communities in Central Asia and the Russian Federation”, which is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and implemented by... Read More
This report summarizes the main findings of the analysis, carried out as part of the Assessment of the South–North Relocation Programme of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Assessment of the South–North Internal Relocation Programme aims to contribute to the development and integration of socioeconomic... Read More
The region covered by the Regional Office in Vienna features diverse economic, environmental, demographic, political, social and migration contexts and trends. Issues and challenges include demographic shifts, skills and labour gaps, human trafficking and stranded migrants, inadequate access to... Read More
Socioeconomic Vulnerabilities as a Factor in Long-term Risk of Radicalization: Prevention Potential of Local Communities and Official Assistance in Selected Central Asian Countries
This publication is a research based publication taking into account both field research, State bodies and expert opinions. The executive summary presents results of field research carried out from September–November 2019 in in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
External Youth Migration in the Countries of Central Asia: Risk analysis and minimization of negative consequences
Increased competition for qualified and highly qualified human resources in both developed and rapidly developing countries; the perception of educational migration as a factor in increasing the competitiveness of countries and increasing human capital are global trends in today’s migration... Read More
Migration Initiatives 2020 illustrates to Member States, governments, partners, the private sector and readers the planned interventions and global funding requirements of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for 2020. Migration Initiatives 2020 is structured around the Migration... Read More
Migrant Smuggling Data and Research: A global review of the emerging evidence base (Volume 2) presents a unique review of what is being collected and what can be done to further build the evidence base on migrant smuggling globally. The second volume on the topic, and building on the 2016 report,... Read More
This World Migration Report Update provides an overview of the latest data on international migrants in Asia. It is based on the most recent estimates from the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Released in December 2017, the international migrant stock data sets estimate the... Read More
“The Migration of Culinary Traditions in the Region” is a book of recipes garnered by IOM staff in Missions across South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The recipes give insight into the rich cultural heritage of each country and are meant to be shared as a way of celebrating the... Read More
Remittances that migrants send home play an important role in boosting the home country’s development as they are a steady, reliable source of investment that helps millions of individuals and households to raise living standards, improve health and education, provide capital for entrepreneurial... Read More
With questions on integration of foreigners, border security and international migration flows topping the international policy debate and daily media broadcasts, there is widespread awareness of an urgent need to have credible, comprehensive and timely statistical data on migration. Lack of such... Read More
Often used to equate with women, the word “gender” has become increasingly dynamic and important to humanitarian issues. Once in the field, most humanitarian workers quickly realize the different challenges facing women and men, girls and boys and the importance of addressing gender-based needs in... Read More
In 1997 and 1999, IOM published its first original reports on migration in the CIS countries. This third volume of that series - the 2001/2002 Review - contains a statistical and analytical update of recent migration flows for12 countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA), taking into... Read More
IOM TCC, with the support of the US Department of State’s Bureau for Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM), has recently published the report on "Migration Perspectives in Eastern Europe and Central Asia".
The research clarifies the issue of smuggling of migrants, distinguishes it from trafficking in persons and irregular migration and elaborates on its link to human rights. General trends and patterns of smuggling of migrants are analysed before addressing the issue in Central Asian context. Three... Read More
The IOM Technical Cooperation Centre for Europe and Central Asia in Vienna published the report “Fertile Fields: Trafficking in Persons in Central Asia” by Professor Liz Kelly. The report maps out the regional patterns of trafficking in persons in Central Asia, outlines the links to labour... Read More
After the dissolution of the Former Soviet Union, the area of the current 12 Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) became a widely used corridor for irregular migration and trafficking in human beings, both from within and outside the region. Lack of relevant legislation and needed... Read More
Migration Facts and Trends: South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia presents an overview of the migratory situation in South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia (SEEECA). This region consists of 20 countries and territories covered by the IOM Regional Office in Vienna:... Read More