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International Migrants Day 2015

Brussels - To mark this year’s International Migrants Day on December 18, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is calling on the international community to come together and remember the refugees and migrants who have tragically lost their lives this year.

Annual Gathering with Embassies&Consulates

Brussels - On 11 December, IOM and Fedasil have organized the annual gathering with Embassies and Consulates at the Fedasil premises.

Saudi Arabian Counter Trafficking Officials Visit Belgium

Brussels - From 9 until 14 October 2015, IOM facilitated a study visit for a high-level delegation from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Belgium. The delegation learned from Belgium’s experiences and shared best practices on combating human trafficking in Europe and the Middle East.

The Contribution of Migrants to the Society

Brussels - On 25 September, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Country Office for Belgium and Luxembourg organized, in the framework of the IOM’s worldwide campaign, an event on the Contribution of Migration to the Society.   

Study Visit, Bosnian Delegation

Brussels - From 22 until 26 June, the IOM CO for Belgium and Luxembourg facilitated the study visit of a delegation from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Ministry of Security – Sector for Immigration, within the framework of the ‘Support to the Immigration and Asylum Management System in Bosnia and Herzegovina’ Project.

IOM & UN at the 20 km of Brussels

Brussel - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has recently launched a world-wide campaign,#MigrantHeroes, inviting people around the world to identify and tell the stories of Migrant Heroes who contribute in a significant manner t

Syrian Refugees selected for Resettlement arrived in Belgium

Brussels - On 30 March, 22 resettled Syrian refugees made the journey from Turkey to Belgium. At the same time a selection mission of Syrian refugees currently based in Lebanon was conducted.

Meeting Minister A.De Croo & IOM DG Swing

Geneva - On 27 January, the IOM Director General, William Lacy Swing, and the IOM Chief of Mission for Belgium and Luxembourg, Mr Pascal Reyntjens, met at IOM Headquarters in Geneva with the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation, Mr Alexander De Croo.

Syrian and Congolese refugees resettled in Belgium

Belgium - The IOM Country Office for Belgium and Luxembourg has assisted the first group of 22 Syrian refugees who arrived in Belgium in the framework of the national resettlement programme. Upon arrival, a small delegation of IOM, Fedasil and the Office of the Commissioner General for Stateless Persons and Refugees welcomed them at Brussels Airport.

Visit of IOM Director-General at Fedasil and Immigration Office

Brussels - On 23 April, the Director-general of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Mr. William Lacy Swing, met his counterparts, Mr. Jean-Pierre Luxen, Director-general of Fedasil and Mr Freddy Roosemont, Director-general of the Belgian Immigration Office.

Mr Swing welcomed both meetings, especially given the fact that Belgium is one of the founding member states of the IOM and the largest donor of the organization after the United States.