Much interest visit IOM Afghanistan for information about voluntary return 1000th permitholder succesfully completes VOORwerk training programme IOM, het migratieagentschap van de Verenigde Naties, hielp in 2016 bijna 100.000 migranten met terugkeer en herintegratie Reintegration Assistance: changes effective as per July 2017 Dutch Winner of ‘I am a Peruvian Migrant’ Photo Contest IOM the Netherlands - 2016 Highlights

Early July, Masood Ahmadi from IOM Afghanistan visited the Netherlands. During two weeks he informed…

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) recently reported that only five percent of Eritrean and Syrian permitholders…

IOM hielp in 2016 bijna 100.000 migranten met terugkeer en herintegratie naar hun thuisland. Dit doet…

From 1 July onwards, reintegration assistance by IOM NL to migrants who wish to return voluntarily has…

On 9 June, Ludovico Alcorta Prochazka, winner of the I am a Peruvian Migrant photography contest, and…

IOM published its Annual Report 2016, illustrating our work in the past year: our projects, our assistance…

Movie&Debate Event 3 May: ‘Als ik daar ben’ in Humanity House

movie and debateOn 3 May, IOM hosted the second ‘Movie&Debate’ Event - a film screening followed by discussion with experts and the public, at Humanity House in The Hague.

The documentary ‘Als ik daar ben’ (with English subtitles), made by Marjolein Veldman, portrayed Moroccan diaspora living in the Netherlands who do not forget their roots and use their know-how for local development projects.

Fatumo Farah from Himilo Relief and Development Association (HIRDA), Tahmina Nazari from Medical Committee Afghanistan-Netherlands MCAN, Frerik Kampman from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and IOM’s Adri Zagers discussed the effects of diaspora engagement with the audience. The event was moderated by TV presenter Georgina Kwakye

Knowledge and experience from diaspora experts has a significant influence on the growth and development of their country of origin. In this light, IOM developed a new website Connecting Diaspora for Development (CD4D) on which experts from the diaspora can apply for short assignments with identified sectors in six countries..

For more information about the documentary click here.
Marjolein Veldman " als ik daar ben"

As of July 12, 2017, migrants with the Ukrainian nationality will be excluded from voluntary return support by IOM. Migrants who submitted an application to IOM before July 12, 2017 are still eligible for support with voluntary return to Ukraine.


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