Press Releases and Announcements

  • A study report on 'Nepal Earthquake 2015: A Socio-Demographic Impact Study' launched

    29 March 2017, Kathmandu

    A study report on 'Nepal Earthquake 2015: A Socio-Demographic Impact Study' launched  

  • IOM Aids Survivors of Sexual Violence in Nepal

    05 Aug 2016, Nepal – The decade-long conflict which wracked Nepal from 1996 to 2006 was marked by gross human rights violations including killings, enforced disappearances, torture, rape and other types of sexual violence. There are countless stories that are untold due to fear of stigmatization and retribution.

  • Fights against sexual violence in conflict: It’s time to act!

    June 2016, Kathmandu, Nepal – After series of side events for marking the International Day of the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, the UN Country Team (UNCT) held a panel discussion on June 29, 2016 showcasing the documentary film “Sexual Violence and Triumph of Justice” from former Yugoslavia.

  • Securing Women’s Land and Property Rights in Nepal

    28 Jun 2016, Nepal – Over the years, the Government of Nepal has been introducing several proactive measures to promote women’s access, ownership, and control over land and property.

  • Call for partners and volunteers for the Indentification and Management of Open Spaces for Disaster Preparedness (IMOS)

    June 2016, Kathmandu - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is currently searching for partners and volunteers from Kathmandu and Bhaktapur for organizing awareness event of IMOS project from August 2016 to April 2018. Below you can find short description of the project and the activities of the future volunteers.

  • Restoring Dignity to Disabled People in Post-Quake Nepal

    03 June 2016, Nepal - The earthquake that rocked Nepal a year ago carried a high toll not just in human life and economic losses, but also in the large number of people – estimated to be in the thousands – left temporarily or permanently disabled through crush or other injuries.

  • Foundation of Hope: Year One of Relief, Recovery and Reconstruction in Nepal

    04 May 2016, IOM RRR-Nepal - One year on from the earthquakes that devastated the country in April 2015 International Organization for Migration (IOM) has released “Foundation of Hope: Year One of Relief, Recovery, and Reconstruction in Nepal,” a documentary dedicated to the people of Nepal in appreciation of their compassion, hope and determination.

  • Resettlement of Refugees from Bhutan Tops 100,000

    20 November 2015, Nepal – IOM and UNHCR are marking a major milestone. Over 100,000 Bhutanese refugees have been resettled from Nepal to third countries since the start of a resettlement programme launched in 2007 to help them move to new host countries.

  • IOM and Qatar to Cooperate on Migrant Returns

    15 September 2015, Nepal – IOM and the State of Qatar have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will see them working together over the next two years to provide voluntary return and reintegration assistance to stranded migrants. The new project, to be run in close cooperation with the national authorities, will focus on migrants who are the victims of abuse, exploitation or mistreatment, including human trafficking.

  • IOM urges residents of Kathmandu to preserve and protect 83 open spaces

    08 August 2015, KathmanduThe International Organization for Migration (IOM) is urging residents of Kathmandu to take part in actively preserving the 83 open spaces designated for humanitarian purposes in the event of natural disasters in the Kathmandu Valley.