Dr. Jill Biden, the Second Lady of the United States, visited the IOM Refugee Transit Center in Addis Ababa yesterday (18/7). She was greeted by 70 singing refugees and IOM Ethiopia Chief of Mission and... read more
Yemen - IOM evacuation operations out of Yemen resumed this week (13 July) with the voluntary return of 150 Ethiopian vulnerable migrants from Hodeidah, western Yemen, back to Ethiopia via Obock port, Djibouti.read more
IOM has received 2,400 solar lanterns from Panasonic Corporation, a Japanese multinational electronics company. They will be distributed to internally displaced families in Ethiopia, notably in communities affected by El Niño drought.read more
IOM has helped 39 Ethiopian migrants stranded in Zambia en route to South Africa to return home. The migrants included 24 adults and 15 unaccompanied minors, who were intercepted by the Zambian authorities and gaoled for illegal entry.read more
Born and raised in Dessie, Amhara region, and surrounded by people prone to migration, Alemayehu is aware of migrants’ socio-economic background and understands their motivations.read more
Key activities of the Mission
International Organization for Migration
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is a dynamic and growing inter-governmental organization, with 161 member states, and committed to the principle of humane and orderly migration benefits all.
IOM works to ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need including refugees and internally displaced people.