MIXED MIGRATION FLOWS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN

Compilation of Available Data and Information November 2018 HIGHLIGHTS According  to  the  compilation  of  available  data  from  national authorities and IOM offices, a total of 133,489 migrants  and  refugees  arrived  in  Europe  between  January and November 2018. Estimated 81 per cent of the  overall  population  crossed  the  Mediterranean  Sea  (108,246),  mainly  using  the  Western  Mediterranean  […]

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IOM SKOPJE RECEIVES CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION BY THE GOVERNMENT’S CENTRE FOR CRISIS MANAGEMENT FOR ITS COOPERATION IN DEALING WITH MIGRATION/REFUGEE CRISIS

IOM Skopje, in close cooperation with the Governmental institutions, has implemented numerous activities in addressing the challenges imposed by the migration crisis. Direct assistance to migrants, educational and recreational activities for children, skills trainings for migrants, medical assistance through the mobile teams present in the reception centers and donation of medical equipment, equipping of the […]

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CAPACITY BUILDING TRAININGS ON TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN BEINGS AND SMUGGLING OF MIGRANTS FOR MEMBERS OF THE JUDICIARY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS

During January 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 6 capacity building trainings on Trafficking in Human Beings and Smuggling of Migrants for 155 members of the judiciary and law enforcement officers. In particular, 2 two-day trainings […]

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IOM IMPLEMENTS EDUCATIONAL AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES WITH MIGRANT CHILDREN

The IOM’s team of educators works with pre-school (0-5 years) and school children (6-14 years) in the Transit Reception Center Vinojug. Preschool children attend musical, educative and creative activities in different languages: Macedonian, English, Kurdish, Farsi and Arabic; they learn songs from other countries and enrich vocabulary with new words. The team also teaches them […]

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CAPACITATING SOCIAL WORKERS AND STUDENTS OF SOCIAL WORK IN PROVISION OF ASSISTANCE TO VICTIMS OF TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN BEINGS

In November and December, under the EU funded project “Strengthening the national capacities in the area of asylum, migration and trafficking in human beings”, IOM Skopje has organized 4 two day Capacity Building Trainings on Trafficking in Human beings for 103 beneficiaries, out of which 49 professionals from 25 Centers for social work and 54 […]

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CULTURAL COMPETENCY AND AWARENESS IN WORKING WITH FOREIGN NATIONALS

Through the support provided by the  U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP), the  International Organization for Migration has organized a regional training on “Cultural competency and awareness in working with foreign nationals with migration – related crimes investigation and cases” for 30 officials, judges, prosecutors and cultural mediators […]

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GLOBAL MIGRATION FILM FESTIVAL 2018

From 10-18 December, IOM Skopje in cooperation with several Universities and High Schools in Skopje and Struga has organized movie screenings for more than 200 students and pupils, brining dramatic and emotional stories of migrants among the screenings’ participants and paving the way for greater discussion around migration as one of the greatest phenomenon of […]

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MEDICAL ASSISTANCE TO MIGRANTS

During November – December 2018, with EU project support, IOM’s medical teams have provided a total of 439 interventions in the Transit Reception Centers to 312 migrants.  Out of them 80% were male patients and 20% were female patients. 69 children were also treated by the Medical teams. Most commonly reported cases were flue and […]

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UK GOVERNMENT AND IOM WORK TO SUPPORT YOUTH-LED COMMUNITY INITIATIVES

On 07 Dec 2018, H.E. Ambassador, Ms. Rachel Galloway, the IOM Skopje Head of Office, Ms. Sonja Bozinovska Petrushevska, and the Mayor of Saraj, Mr. Blerim Bexheti visited the elementary school in the village of Ljubin within Saraj municipality. Through the financial support of the UK Government, the youth from this community, through their participation […]

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