Facts and Figures (Global)
Countries where IOM operated to fight COVID-19 in 2020
Countries supported by the IOM Development Fund
Migrants helped to voluntarily return home since 1979
1.7 M
Trafficked persons assisted since the mid-1990s

Through the Department of Migration Management, IOM sees to the development of policy guidance for the field; the formulation of global strategies; standard-setting and quality control; and knowledge management relating to “mainstream” migration sectors, including labour and facilitated migration, migration and development, counter-trafficking, assisted voluntary return, migration health, assistance for vulnerable migrants, immigration and border management and overall capacity-building in migration management.

In addition, the Department also manages the IOM Development Fund and is responsible for reviewing, endorsing and managing multiregional and global projects. The Department provides technical supervision of project review and endorsement to experts in the field. It is also responsible for maintaining operational partnerships with relevant governmental, multilateral and private sector industry partners in coordination with the Department of International Cooperation and Partnerships.