Geneva – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is mobilizing teams and boosting capacity in Ukraine and neighbouring countries to respond to the growing humanitarian needs of Ukrainians forced to flee the country, those internally displaced, and stranded third country nationals.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has set up information and support helplines for persons fleeing Ukraine in different countries. This page compiles the currently operational helplines, and will be updated regularly.

IOM Slovakia is providing information about the conditions of entry to Slovakia and the possibilities of stay in the context of the situation in Ukraine. For more detailed information and contacts please visit website of the IOM Migration Information Centre: https://bit.ly/info-ukraine.

Geneva – We are extremely worried about the escalation of military action in Ukraine and the deteriorating humanitarian situation.

We reiterate the United Nations Secretary General António Guterres’ call for an immediate cessation in hostilities and the protection of civilians and civilian infrastructure.

IOM Director General António Vitorino:

“International Migrants Day this year falls almost exactly 70 years after the Brussels conference that lead to the establishment of the International Organization for Migration.

IOM Migration Information Centre (MIC) prepared a new guide Ahoj! Hello, Welcome to Slovakia (2021) for non-EU nationals younger than 18 years old being in Slovakia without parents or any other adult relatives. Information is available in brochure and leaflet form in 7 various languages.

Geneva – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) today launched its flagship World Migration Report 2022 which reveals a dramatic increase in internal displacement due to disasters, conflict and violence at a time when global mobility ground to a halt due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

On 25 October 2021, on the occasion of the 76th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations (UN), the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic (MFEA SR) presented a Gold Plaque to Zuzana Vatráľová, Head of the Office of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Slovakia.

In the series of podcasts We Are Also At Home Here (Aj my sme tu doma) you will get to know several countries of the world through interviews with people who were born there and later decided to live in Slovakia. In addition, podcasts can be used, for example, in the education of high school students.