Press Releases and Announcements

  • 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.

  • 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.