Press Releases and Announcements

  • IOM Advocates for Safe and Voluntary Movement of People in High Risk Areas in Nepal

    07 July 2015, Nepal - Since the Government of Nepal’s 30 June decision to temporarily relocate people living in areas at risk from landslides, IOM, as the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster lead, has been actively involved in supporting the government and ensuring that the process is consistent with international legal standards and humanitarian principles.

  • IOM Continues CGI Sheet Distribution in Landslide-Prone Community in Nepal

    23 June 2015, NepalIOM’s distribution of Corrugated Galvanized Iron (CGI) sheets in Barhabise Village Development Committee (VDC), Sindhupalchowk District, continues despite temporary road closures in Jurey due to a recent landslide caused by the monsoon rain. 

  • Displacement Increases in Eathquake-Struck Nepal at Onset of Monsoon Season

    16 June 2015, Nepal - IOM has warned of a worrying increase in post-earthquake displacement in Nepal as it releases the second round of results from its Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM). The level is set to rise still further as the monsoon season began this week.

  • IOM Nepal signs an agreement with UNDP for Early Recovery Cooperation

    12 June 2015, Kathmandu – IOM and UNDP signed an agreement on Thursday for a country-level operational cooperation to support the Government of Nepal with post-earthquake rubble and debris management.

  • IOM Releases Revised Appeal As Emergency Begins To Shift into Recovery Mode in Nepal

    12 June 2015, Nepal - As the emergency phase begins to shift into recovery in Nepal, IOM released a third revised appeal yesterday. The new revised appeal covers activities between April and September 2015 and is in line with the revised OCHA Flash Appeal and IOM’s recovery and reconstruction strategy.

  • Nepal Post-Quake Debris Clearance Scales Up

    05 June 2015, Nepal IOM’s post-earthquake debris management programme in Chautara, Sindhupalchowk district, is further scaling up. IOM, which demolished four badly-damaged public buildings in May, now aims to demolish an additional 12 buildings by the end of June.

  • Slovakia Aids Earthquake- Affected Nepalese

    29 May 2015, Nepal The Slovak Republic today handed over EUR 71,200 worth of humanitarian aid to IOM for earthquake victims in Nepal. The aid, consisting of tents, basic emergency utensils, power generators and medical supplies, will be distributed in the coming weeks to homeless families in badly affected rural areas by IOM Nepal and its implementing partners.

  • IOM Nepal Aids Earthquake Survivors Discharged From Hospitals

    29 May 2015, Nepal IOM has helped 154 Nepali earthquake survivors discharged from hospitals since May 10th under its Assisted Discharge and Referrals (ADR) program.

  • One Month On, Nepal's Quake Aid Pipeline Is Running Dry

    25 May 2015, Nepal A critical funding shortage is reducing the flow of aid into earthquake-ravaged Nepal to a trickle, undermining the successes in the month since the April 25 tragedy, threatening the ability of responders to provide aid to hundreds of thousands of survivors and placing lives at risk on the eve of the monsoon.

  • Earthquake Forces Nepal's Overseas Workers to Face Tough Choices

    19 May 2015, Nepal Millions of Nepalese overseas workers are facing tough choices about how to respond to the April 25 earthquake that could have profound and immediate impacts on household and national economies.