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International Migrants Day 2018

​By António Vitorino, Director General International Organization for Migration (IOM) Migration is the great issue of our era. Migration With Dignity (#WithDignity) is the theme of 2018’s International Migrants Day, which we observe today, 18 December. Dignity is at the core of our mission. Treating all migrants with dignity is the fundamental requirement we face before anything else we attempt on migration—a troubling issue coming at a troubling time for the world community—because our future depends on it. So, too, does our present. I am newly arrived at the International Organization for Migration, recently chosen to lead one of the international community’s oldest and most effective orga

From Congo, via Uganda, to Norway

This year, Norway has welcomed almost 1,000 quota refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo. IOM went down to Uganda to help them prepare for a life far up north. Click a photo to open up the image gallery, or hold your mouse over the picture to read the picture text Imagine growing up in a place without seasons. Without ever having to put on a winter jacket or worry about your ears getting cold. Now imagine moving from this place to one of the coldest countries on the planet. You will be safe in your new country, but everything you knew, everything you held dear, will be new and unfamiliar, maybe even scary. This is the reality for many people who have come to Norway as refugees over t

Global Migration Film Festival 2018

IOM - The UN Migration Agency, Arthaus and Nordisk Film Kino invite you to an exclusive advance screening of Kapernaum (Capharnaüm) at Gimle cinema as a part of the Global Migration Film Festival. Date and time: Thursday, December 13, 17:00 (film starts at 17:30, please arrive before then to collect your ticket and mingle) Address: Gimle Cinema, Bygdøy allé 39, 0265 Oslo Limited free tickets. First come, first served through this link Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Kapernaum (“Chaos”) tells the story of Zain, a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the “crime” of giving him life. Zain, a gutsy streetwise child flees his negligent parents, survives through his wi

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