Latest News on Migration

  • Engaging the Scientific Albanian Diaspora

    [Albanian further below]

    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.

  • IOM trains Albanian law enforcement agencies on cultural competency and awareness in working with foreign nationals

    21 May 2019, Tirana, Albania: IOM organized a national training for Albania’s  law enforcement agencies on the application of the victim-centered approach in migration-related crimes investigations. This training contributed to increasing capacities to apply a victim-centered and gender-sensitive approach in cases of Smuggling of Migrants (SOM) and Trafficking in Persons (TIP) in the context of mixed migration in Albania for key law enforcement agencies.

  • IOM facilitates exchange of information on migration trends and routes in Western Balkans

    17 May 2019:  IOM organized the ninth regular coordination meeting of the directors of Border Police agencies from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Kosovo*. These regular gatherings serve to exchange information on migration trends and routes as well as main changes in smugglers’ modus operandi. Considering that in summer usually the number of arrivals increase, representatives of the Western Balkan countries working on risk analysis and contingency planning have also been included in the discussion.