Since 2006, more than a million visitors have searched for important information on various areas of life and stay of foreigners in Slovakia on the website of the IOM Migration Information Centre (MIC): www.mic.iom.sk.
In 2019, the IOM Migration Information Centre provided 6,198 clients with 10,398 consultations about important areas of life in Slovakia. Another 108 foreigners benefited from the IOM assistance with their voluntary return to 24 countries of origin. IOM lecturers trained another 87 professionals in the field of human trafficking prevention.
In 2018 and 2019, the IOM Migration Information Centre organized a series of discussion evenings We Are Also at Home Here in Trnava, Žilina, Prešov and Martin. The series culminated on 11 December 2019 at Lumière Cinema in Bratislava with the screening of the film Stranger in Paradise.
Kata invited the opportunity to earn money in Slovakia. However, upon her arrival in Slovakia, Kata´s expectations were not met. She found herself without a valid residence permit.
“Having our own minitractor, thanks to IOM support, will not only save my family money, which we would otherwise need to pay to other farmers for cultivating our fields,“ – describes Mrs Phuong.
Watch the IOM Slovakia discussion held in Martin in March 2019 during the event We Are Also At Home Here with interesting guests from Afghanistan and Kenya, who talked about their life stories and why they chose to stay in Slovakia. Videorecording: Turiec Television. Slovak language.
Are you going to travel or work abroad? Download the mobile application SAFE Travel & Work Abroad and do not become a victim of human trafficking. The app is available for free: Google Play, App Store, website www.safe.iom.sk. You can use the app in education about human trafficking.