As much as 86 % of refugees stay in developing countries. It was stated during the online discussion of experts on global migration challenges, refugees and granting international protection in the Slovak Republic and on the external activities of the Migration Office of the Ministry of Interior abroad.

The European Migration Network (EMN) has prepared a useful tool for everybody working or interested in the areas of migration and asylum: a glossary providing EU harmonized terminology on migration and asylum. It contains approximately 500 terms and concepts translated into more than 20 languages, including Slovak.

It results from an online survey on labour mobility conducted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The survey targeted the non-EU/EEA nationals who were employed in Slovakia at the time or in the past 2 years. IOM evaluated responses from 352 respondents from more than 50 countries who lived in 29 districts of Slovakia.

On Thursday 10 June 2021 in Bratislava, the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic (MoI SR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) signed an agreement on support of setting up medical facilities and providing them with professional staff in Reception and Identification Centers (RICs) for migrants in Greek islands.

Foreigners arriving in Slovakia most often need help with the first steps in obtaining a residence permit and are looking for ways to orientate themselves in the complex administrative procedures and legislation. This follows from data of the IOM Migration Information Centre (MIC), which was opened by the IOM Slovakia in April 2006.

The mobile application SAFE Travel & Work Abroad warns about the risk of human trafficking and provides advice what to do if you find yourself in dangerous situations. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) developed the SAFE application in 2016 and in March 2021 introduced four new language versions of the application.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in cooperation with organizations La Strada in the Czech Republic and in Poland organized an expert round table on 28 January 2021. The round table was attended by professionals from Slovakia, Czech Republic and Poland who work in the field of prevention and fight against human trafficking.

In 2020, International Organization for Migration (IOM) expanded its services by providing support to UK citizens in Slovakia following the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union. The IOM Migration Information Centre provided over 3,150 consultations more than in 2019. Read more about results of IOM key activities in Slovakia.

In the document Organisation of Asylum and Migration Policies in the Slovak Republic you will find which institutions and organisations are responsible for the particular areas of migration from the non-EU countries. The publication also illustrates the overview of policies, strategies and legislative acts related to migration in the Slovak Republic.  

Miroslava Pinková from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Zuzana Vatráľová from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) discussed the life in a refugee camp and especially the assistance to refugees through their resettlement to safe countries.