International Organization for Migration

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) facilitates the voluntary return of migrants and supports their sustainable reintegration in their country of origin. IOM provides additional support to unaccompanied minor foreign nationals or formerly unaccompanied minor asylum seekers, and to migrants with health problems or victims of human trafficking.

What can the International Organization for Migration do to help?

IOM offers advice and information on returns, and organises and pays the costs of the journey, as well as offering assistance to obtain travel documents. In addition, in many cases, victims may receive financial support or support in kind upon reintegration in their country of origin.

IOM focuses primarily on supporting suspected victims of human trafficking who come from non-western countries and from European Member States that joined after 1 May 2004: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. The vulnerability of this group, the involvement of the police and support organisations, and the fear of reprisal necessitate the careful planning of a victim’s return. There must be good alignment between the victim and the care provision on the one hand and IOM on the other hand.

IOM is able to provide personalised intermediary services, tailored to the specific needs of the victim and the facilities in the country of origin. This provision may involve extra support, temporary shelter and assistance in reintegration within the country of origin. The additional support is only provided at the express request of the victim.

How do I get in touch with the International Organization for Migration?

To contact IOM, please call +31 88 746 44 66. For more information about IOM, please visit www.iom-nederland.nl.

Services provided by IOM

  • Assistance when returning to country of origin
  • Practical support
  • Reunification with family members