About IOM

Established in 1951, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is today a proactive, responsive and results oriented intergovernmental UN-Migration Agency dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration worldwide by serving policy and programme needs of governments and migrants.  With 166 member states and more than 9,000 staff worldwide IOM acts with partners in the international community to;

  • assist in meeting the operational challenges of migration;
  • advance understanding of migration issues;
  • encourage social and economic development through migration;
  • and uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants.

IOM has been operational in Zimbabwe since 1985 and Zimbabwe became a member state of IOM in 2002. Since 1985, IOM’s work has evolved over time according to Zimbabwe’s changing needs and its areas of work include:

  • Migration Governance
  • Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration
  • Resettlement Assistance
  • Migration Health
  • Human Trafficking
  • Integrated Border Management
  • Migration and Development
  • Emergency and Post Crisis Operations