About IOM in South Africa

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is a dynamic and growing inter-governmental organization, with 151 member states, committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.

Established in 1951 and now active in over 440 field locations worldwide, IOM works with partners, government and civil society to:

  • Assist in meeting the operational challenges of migration and mobility
  • Advance understanding of migration issues
  • Encourage social and economic development through migration; and
  • Uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants and mobile populations

IOM in South Africa works in six areas

  • Migration and Health
  • Regulating Migration
  • Movement and Resettlement
  • Assisted Voluntary Returns
  • Counter Trafficking
  • Emergency and Humanitarian