While the global scale of human trafficking is difficult to quantify precisely, as many as 800,000 people may be trafficked across international borders annually, with many more trafficked within the borders of their own countries.
International migration in the development context relates both to people who have chosen to move of their own accord, and forced migrants who can ultimately end up contributing to both their country of resettlement and their country of origin. Maximising the positive relationship between migration and development is highly relevant now, in this era of unprecedented mobility.
Resettlement is a compelling instrument and symbol of international solidarity and burden sharing to find a durable solution for refugees who are unable to return to their country of origin for fear of continued persecution and do not have the option to stay in their country of asylum.
Return and Reintegration activities provide vital assistance to thousands of migrants returning home every year. Building on experience and a world-wide network of offices and partners, IOM’s work promotes international dialogue and cooperation on migration management issues.
Transit and booking asssitance provides thousands of migrants with support in their travels.