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International Commission Advocates for Improved Health of Migrant Workers

29 April, Kathmandu – The University College London (UCL) – Lancet Commission on Migration and Heath, Tribhuvan University and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) today hosted the Asian launch of a major Commission report on migration heath.


Press Release: DRRM consultation with parliamentary committee on law justice and HR

26 March 2019, Kathmandu – The Parliamentary Committee on Law, Justice and Human Rights has met in Kathmandu to discuss the inclusion of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) into the process of drafting laws in the new devolved, federal structure.

The two-day consultation programme was organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in coordination with the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Federal Affairs & General Administration. 

Disaster Preparedness: A Walk in the Park

22 March 2019, Kathmandu- In mountainous Nepal, where a fast-expanding population is making towns in the valleys ever more crowded, finding a flat open space to provide a refuge for the population in the event of a disaster like the 2015 earthquake is not always easy.


Project infosheet _ P2P Support for Building Community Resilience through Recovery and Reconstruction in Nepal

Nepal is ranked 20th in list of the most multi-hazard prone countries in the world. The country is respectively ranked 4th, 11th and 30th in term of climate change, earthquake and flood risk.

Project Infosheet _ Technical Support to Government of Nepal to Implement Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act

Nepal is one of the most disaster-prone countries in South Asia and frequently experiences geologic and climate change-induced hazards. Floods, droughts, earthquakes and landslides are some of the natural calamities that have resulted in the loss of lives, and damage to properties in both urban and rural settings. 

IOM Nepal Info Sheet – January 2019

January 2019 - IOM started its operations in Nepal in 2007 facilitating the resettlement of Bhutanese refugees to 8 countries. Since then, IOM has expanded significantly both in terms of programme areas, target populations and has contributed to the government of Nepal’s efforts to manage migration more effectively through a wide range of programmes.



IOM’s Role and MoPR's New Pilot Project for Conflict Affected Persons in Nepal


3 July 2013, Kathmandu – The IOM has launched a technical assistance project to support the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction's psychosocial counselling and support services for conflict affected persons in selected districts of Nepal. In relation to this new project, Maurizio Busatti, IOM Chief of Mission was invited to a talk programme titled ‘Enhancing Conflict Victims Access to the Government of Nepal and Donor Supported Relief and Recovery Packages’ ...


Labour Migration a key contributor to GDP

27 April 2018, Kathmandu – Nepal received remittances of NPR 699 billion (USD 6.56 billion) in FY 2016/17 and ranks fourth in the world in terms of the contribution of remittances to GDP, according to a report launched today by Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security, with support from IOM, the UN Migration Agency, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and The Asia Foundation.


Women migrant workers still working under unclear, unfair contracts, study finds, despite availability of best-practice templates Reduction

Joint Press Release

Women migrant workers still working under unclear, unfair contracts, study finds, despite availability of best-practice templates Reduction