• IOM Signs New Cooperation Agreement with Ethiopia

    IOM signed a new cooperation agreement with Ethiopia to work together on migration issues with a view to promoting economic and social development. The agreement, which was signed in Addis Ababa by IOM Director General William Lacy Swing and Ethiopian State Minister for Foreign Affairs Dewano Kedir, follows an earlier 1996 agreement to implement IOM’s Return of Qualified African Nationals (RQAN) project. RQAN was designed to reverse the impact of brain drain in developing African countries like Ethiopia.

  • IOM Ethiopia Moves Eritrean Refugees to Safety

    IOM has started to provide transport for Eritrean refugees registered at Ethiopia’s Endabaguna screening center to camps provided by the country’s Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) and UNHCR in Tigray region.

  • IOM marks International Migrants Day

    The International Organization for Migration Special Liaison Office (IOM/SLO) is celebrating this year’s International Migrants Day with the theme “Saving Migrants’ Lives” on 18 December. In Addis Ababa, IOM is celebrating the event with a series of events starting from 9th to 18th December.

  • IOM brings 253 stranded Ethiopian Migrants back to Ethiopia from Tanzania

    The International Organization for Migration Special Liaison Office in Ethiopia (IOM SLO Ethiopia) and International Organization for Migration office in Tanzania (IOM Tanzania) in collaboration with the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs provide d assistance in receiving 253 Ethiopian returnees from Tanzania on Friday 28 November 2014.

  • IOM Ethiopia Relocates Flood-Stranded South Sudanese Refugees

    Ethiopia - IOM has resumed transport by boat and road of South Sudanese refugees stranded by heavy rains and flooding in Matar to Fugnido refugee camp in the Gambella region of Western Ethiopia, 300 kms away, following an agreement between Ethiopia’s Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) and UNHCR.