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IOM Launches New Online Medical Appointment System

10 September 2019, Kathmandu

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) this week (09/09) launched a new online medical appointment system, MyMedicalMigrants in Nepal can now use the platform to schedule their pre-departure health assessments online. They can also access information concerning their upcoming health assessments on MyMedical, as well as contact information for IOM Migration Health Assessment Centres (MHACs) worldwide.

New UN Migration Agency Chief in Nepal Presents Credentials to Foreign Minister Gyawali

10 September, Kathmandu

Newly-appointed International Organization for Migration (IOM) Chief of Mission for Nepal Lorena Lando presented her credentials to Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali on 10th Sept 2019. United Nations Resident Coordinator a.i. for Nepal Dr. Jos Vandelaer was present at the ceremony.

Nepali Media Commits to Disaster Preparedness Advocacy

15 August, Kathmandu – 

Media should play a more proactive role in educating the general public about disaster preparedness, rather than simply reporting the aftermath of crises, according to journalists attending a workshop organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ). 


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’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