Latest News on Migration

  • Migrants having access to essential services

    - New Registration and Temporary Accommodation Centre for Migrants in Albania

    Kapshtica, October 29, 2019: Having the rights of migrants at the heart of its work, IOM Albania and the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) are supporting migrants’ access to shelter, medical support, hygiene and other essential services by establishing a centre for Registration and Temporary Accommodation of irregular migrants. The centre was opened on October 29, 2019 in Kapshtica, Albania, close to the Border Crossing Point with Greece.

  • Albania Diaspora community the best bridge builders for the economic growth of Albania

    Milan, October 21, 2019: IOM Diaspora Programme fellowships scheme is making possible the engagement of Albanian high skilled diaspora members in Italy to

  • Engaging the Scientific Albanian Diaspora

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    Engaging the Scientific Albanian Diaspora

    The representatives of the IOM Diaspora Programme 'Engage the Albanian Diaspora to the Social and Economic Development of Albania' participated in the 14th Annual Meeting of the Alb-Science Institute with the theme ‘Research in our homeland and the role of scientific diaspora’ held in Tirana, on September 27-28 2019, organized by Albanian State Minister for Diaspora and Albanian National Fund of Diaspora.

  • Communication and community awareness raising for assistance to vulnerable migrants

    Communication and community awareness raising activities are highly useful tools used while providing assistance to vulnerable migrants. Information sessions were organized on 28-30 August 2019 in Gjirokastra Region, communities near Kakavija Border Crossing Point, Dropull, Gerhoti Temporary Reception Center and BCPs and on 2-4 September 2019 in Korca Region, communities near Kapshtica and in the BCPs.

  • Dita Botërore kundër Trafikimit të Qenieve Njerëzore

    Mesazh nga António Vitorino, Drejtor i Përgjithshëm, Organizata Ndërkombëtare për Migracionin

    Gjenevë, 30 Korrik 2019: — Pamje që mbeten në kujtesë përgjithmonë. Familje të dëshpëruara brenda kontejnerëve asfiksues dhe varkave të vjetra që mezi qëndrojnë mbi ujë. Trupa që deti i sjell në brigje e plazhe pas lundrimesh të dështuara. Qenie njerëzore të shënjuara dhe shkatërruara nga vitet e abuzimit dhe shfrytëzimit. 

  • #makehomeabetterplace in Zvërnec, Vlora

    (Teksti shqip më poshtë)

    Youth from the Albanian Diaspora - researchers at the Department of Architecture of the University of Florence - continue to work on the recognition, analysis and highlighting of Albania's less-known cultural assets.

  • #makehomeabetterplace in Razëm, Malësi e Madhe

     

    Youth from the Albanian Diaspora - researchers at the Department of Architecture of the University of Florence - continue to work on the recognition, analysis and highlighting of Albania's less-known cultural assets.

  • Young architects and researchers from Albanian Diaspora in mission to identify and enhance the less known cultural sites of Albania

    A research activity entitled "Diaspora as a Source for the Protection and Development of Less Known Cultural Centres in Albania" brings to Albania over 20 architects and young researchers from the Albanian Diaspora in Italy, mostly from the Department of Architecture of the University of Florence. They have just started their research work to survey and evaluate some of the less-known cultural centres of Albania with a view to help turning them into the core of territorial development.

  • Steering Board meeting of the regional program “Enhancing Capacities and Mechanisms to Identify and Protect Vulnerable Migrants in the Western Balkans”

    16 May 2019: IOM organized the last Steering Board meeting of the regional program “Enhancing Capacities and Mechanisms to Identify and Protect Vulnerable Migrants in the Western Balkans”. The program is supported by the U.S. State Department, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. The meeting gathered key representatives working on migration management and protection of vulnerable migrants from six countries of the Western Balkans.