Established in 1951, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) is the leading inter-governmental organisation in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.
With 155 member states, a further 11 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants. IOM’s programme budget for 2012 exceeds USD 1.2 billion, funding over 2,300 active programmes and more than 7,800 staff members serving in more than 470 field offices in more than a hundred countries.
IOM has been operating in Papua New Guinea (PNG) since 2001, working on complex emergencies, providing humanitarian relief, and building capacity of the Government. IOM is reaching displaced populations in remote communities, assisting stranded migrants, and safeguarding the rights of vulnerable groups. The IOM mission in PNG has 35 staff, four Field Offices in Lae, Popondetta, Kimbe and Manus, focusing on emergency and disaster management, counter-trafficking in persons, operations/assisted voluntary return, immigration and border management, and integration.
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