International Organization for Migration (IOM)

IOM in Ukraine

   International Organization for Migration Mission in Ukraine started working in Kyiv in 1996, when Ukraine received the status of an observer country at the IOM. In 2001, Ukraine applied for IOM member state status, and in 2002, the Ukrainian Parliament ratified the organization's charter.

   Following the general strategy of the IOM, the activities of the IOM Representative Office in Ukraine are aimed at promoting awareness of the opportunities and problems of migration in the Ukrainian context. Maximizing these opportunities and minimizing the problems caused by migratory movements are the guiding principles of all activities and programs implemented by the Representation.

   The Office of the IOM in Ukraine provides assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs) and people affected by war, combats human trafficking, provides assistance to the Government in combating irregular migration and improving the management system of migration processes, and also develops a policy in the field of health care, which would take migrants into account.

  At the same time, the IOM Representative Office in Ukraine is involved in using the potential of migration development, disseminating information about migration, popularizing cultural diversity, and countering xenophobia and intolerance..

  Since the beginning of the full-scale war in Ukraine, IOM has reoriented its programs and projects and starting from February 2022 to March 2023 reached about three million people with humanitarian support, which includes the provision of non-food products and hygiene items; measures in the field of water supply, sanitation and hygiene; multi-purpose cash assistance; medical assistance and measures in the field of mental health and psychosocial support; assistance to collective centers; protection and other types of assistance.