IOM and the Government of Tajikistan jointly facilitated the return home of over 200 Tajik migrants who had been stranded at the Kazakhstan/Uzbekistan border.
IOM, UNICEF, and the Government of Tajikistan, jointly facilitated the return home of Tajik migrants who had been stranded at the Kazakhstan/Uzbekistan border.
IOM, the UN Migration Agency, facilitated the return home of Tajik migrants who had been stranded at the Kazakhstan/Uzbekistan border.
In 2019, IOM Tajikistan in cooperation with AFEW International and AFEW Kyrgyzstan launched the project “Improving migrants’ access to HIV services in Tajikistan” to scale up the access of Tajik migrants, in particular from the key populations, to HIV services.
South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia is home to a highly diverse group of citizens, 32.8 million of which decided to cross international borders and generously contributed to the global economy. In fact, 3.5 per cent of the world population, or 272 million individuals, are migrants. Most international migrants remain within the region, with the Russian Federation, Ukraine and Kazakhstan being the most popular destinations. However, we see new migration trends in Eastern Europe forming of late. A high level of migration occurs within their countries too – urbanisation is on the rise across most of the region, as more opportunities are being created in larger cities.
Geneva - As the world faces the economic and broader development repercussions of COVID-19, remittances to low- and middle-income countries are projected to fall sharply in 2020 - by about 20 percent or US $110 billion. A reduction in remittances, in particular for remittance dependent countries, communities and households, can have substantial socio-economic impacts.
Today, the International Organization for Migrations joins a global Call to Action, Remittances in Crisis – How to Keep Them Flowing, which draws the attention of the international community to the issue of the socio-economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on remittances and the financial situation of migrants and their families.
Moscow/Nur Sultan – The COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound impact on Central Asia and the Russian Federation, where migration influences every aspect of daily life.
Thousands of migrants are stranded due to travel restrictions. Remittance flows – the lifeblood of several regional economies – has slowed to a trickle.