PROFILE AND REPORTED VULNERABILITIES OF MIGRANTS ALONG THE EASTERN, CENTRAL AND WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN ROUTE

DTM team interviewed 5,328 migrants and refugees who travelled to Europe through Eastern, Central and Western Mediterranean route between July and October 2018. Seventy (70) per cent of respondents interviewed in Italy answered « yes » to at least one of the five indicators of human trafficking, exploitation and abuse, the highest among all three […]

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CULTURAL COMPETENCY TRAINING FOR JUDGES, PROSECUTORS AND INTERPRETERS FROM ALBANIA AND NORTH MACEDONIA

On April 9 and 10, 2019 in Durres, another round of IOM’s successful cultural competency training reached 18 judges, prosecutors and interpreters from Albania and North Macedonia. This innovative training helps judges and prosecutors in Western Balkans countries to deal more effectively with migrant smuggling, human trafficking and other cases involving migrants from Central Asia, […]

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190 MEMBERS OF JUDICIARY COMPLETED CAPACITY BUILDING TRAINING ON TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN BEINGS AND SMUGGLING OF MIGRANTS

During April 2019, within the EU funded project “Strengthening the national capacities in the area of asylum, migration and trafficking in human beings”, IOM Skopje has organized  two capacity building trainings on Trafficking in Human Beings and Smuggling of Migrants for 82 members of the judiciary with 74% of them being women. The training has […]

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EXPERT MEETING FOR COOPERATION IN THE AREA OF COMBATING MIGRANT SMUGGLING BETWEEN DELEGATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF NORTH MACEDONIA AND REPUBLIC OF SERBIA

On 18th and 19th April 2019, two-day expert meeting in the area of combating migrant smuggling was organized between National Coordinators for Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings, Public Prosecutors and officials from Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs from Republic of North Macedonia and Republic of Serbia. The […]

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DONATION OF BICYCLES TO THE CENTER FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS IN VIZBEGOVO

In March 2019, IOM Skopje supported the Reception Center for Asylum seekers in their efforts to improve the access to services through the donation of five bicycles. The support has been provided through a project funded by the Council of Europe Development Bank. The donated bicycles are intended to support the recreation activities for the […]

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ORGANIZED STUDY VISIT TO BULGARIA FOR THE BORDER POLICE OFFICIALS

In March 2019, IOM Skopje organized a 2-day study visit for 14 national border police officials in the Local Coordination Center Elhovo in Bulgaria under the EU funded project “Special Measure on supporting the Republic of North Macedonia to improve its border and migration management capabilities”. The aim of the study visit was to strengthen […]

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IOM SKOPJE CAMPAIGN AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN BEINGS GOES GLOBAL

IOM Skopje implements an informative campaign aimed to raise the awareness of the vulnerable populations on the dangers associated to trafficking in human beings (THB) with particular focus on THB for sexual and for labor exploitation and child marriages as a form of child trafficking. The campaign is funded by the European Union. The campaign […]

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MIXED MIGRATION FLOWS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN

Compilation of Available Data and Information February  2018 HIGHLIGHTS A total of 11,552 migrants and refugees arrived in Europe through  different  land  and  sea  routes  in  the  first  two  months of 2019, the lowest number reported since 2015 when  some  12,258  sea  and  land  arrivals  were  reported .  Arrivals as of February 2019 decreased by […]

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