FIELD WORK OF THE FIVE MOBILE TEAMS FOR IDENTIFICATION OF VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

By the end of June 2018, four months after their establishment, 5 mobile teams for identification of vulnerable categories including victims of human trafficking in Skopje, Kumanovo, Tetovo, Bitola and Gevgelija, composed of social workers, law enforcement officers and civil society organizations contacted, informed and assisted 120 beneficiaries (117 nationals and 3 international), out of […]

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MIXED MIGRATION FLOWS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN

A total of 43,752 migrants and asylum seekers arrived in Europe through Western, Central and Eastern Mediterranean routes. According to the available data, the Eastern Mediterranean route is the most active route this year with 19,154 registered arrivals in Greece. Despite the observed decrease in arrivals to Italy, the Central Mediterranean route is still the main corridor for migrants from Africa who aim to reach Europe.

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COUNSELLING SESSIONS FOR VULNERABLE MIGRANTS

In June 2018, within the EU funded project “Strengthening the national capacities in the area of asylum, migration and trafficking in human beings”, three (3) counselling sessions for 29 vulnerable migrants and asylum seekers were organized in the Transit Reception Centers in Vinojug, Gevgelija and Tabanovce, Kumanovo and in the Reception Centre for Asylum Seekers […]

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NEED ASSESSMENT WORKSHOP FOR THE NATIONAL UNIT FOR SUPPRESSION OF MIGRANT SMUGGLING AND TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN BEINGS

In June 2018, the IOM mission in Skopje organized need assessment workshop for the police officials of the National Unit for Suppression of Migrant Smuggling and Trafficking in Human Beings. The workshop was organized in coordination with Training Center of the Ministry of Interior and the Public Prosecutor’s Office for combating organized crime and corruption […]

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COMMUNITY-BASED APPROACH TO SUPPORT YOUTH

On 11-14 June 2018 in Tetovo, IOM Skopje organized 4-day workshops for 21 youth participants from Tetovo and Shipkovica, under the project “Community-based approach to support youth in a targeted municipality” funded by IOM Development Fund (IDF).  MoviEQ workshops is IOM’s methodology based on Integrative Complexity theory developed by IC thinking® team – Cambridge University. […]

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ORGANIZATION OF 5th COUNSELLING SESSION FOR VULNERABLE MIGRANTS

In May 2018, 5th counselling session was organized with 10 asylum seekers in the Reception Centre for Asylum Seekers in Vizbegovo. All session participants were men, with majority coming from Morocco and Pakistan. The action was conducted within the project “Strengthening the national capacities in the area of asylum, migration and trafficking in human beings” […]

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REGIONAL TRAINING ON CULTURAL COMPETENCY

Regional training on “Cultural Competency: knowledge, awareness and sensitivity” was organized by IOM on 22-23 May 2018 in Ohrid within the framework of the regional project “Enhancing Capacities and Mechanisms for Identifying and Protecting Vulnerable Migrants in the Western Balkans – Phase II”, funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and […]

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HUMANITARIAN BORDER MANAGEMENT TRAININGS

In May 2018, IOM Skopje organized two 2-day trainings for 46 border police officers delivered by the national experts and IOM Senior Border Management Expert in Skopje and Kavadarci, under the project “Special Measure Supporting the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to Manage its Southern Border in the Context of the European Migration Crisis”, funded […]

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