Message from IOM
for Central Asia

We live in an age of unprecedented human mobility. Migration is considered one of the defining global issues of the early twenty-first century, with more and more people on the move today than at any other point in history


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Resettlement Programm for Refugee

The Mission of the International Or­ganization for Migration in the Kyr­gyz Republic provides humanitarian assistance to migrants, refugees and internally displaced people. In close cooperation with receiving states and UNHCR, IOM provides assistance in the resettlement of refugees and migrants who have been approved for immigration. IOM provides assistance only in ac­cordance with request of Embassies and ensures that its movement ac­tivities correspond to requirements and constitution of the receiving country.

One of the largest continuing IOM resettlement projects is the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (US­RAP), funded by the Department of State/Bureau of Population, Refu­gees, and Migration (DOS/PRM). Within the framework of this proj­ect, the Mission of IOM in the Kyr­gyz Republic provides efficient and effective field operation services, including medical, cultural orien­tation and movement services. For the period from 2005 to 2010 486 refugees have been resettled to USA under this program.

IOM is also involved in the process of resettlement of refugees and mi­grants to other countries, such as Canada, Australia, Sweden, Nether­lands and Denmark. Resettlement of refugees and migrants, including family re-unification, is implement­ed only upon request of the rel­evant Embassy and in compliance with relevant agreements between IOM and respective countries. Ac­cording to these agreements, IOM field missions are responsible for transportation of refugees and mi­grants, including planning of the departure process, receiving of travel documents and exit visas, in­forming the accepting parties, gov­ernments and agencies, providing transit assistance and other logisti­cal support; and providing cultural orientation and migration health services. For the period from 2005-2010, 643 refugees and migrants have been resettled to European countries, such as Sweden, Neth­erlands, Denmark, France, UK, Switzerland, Finland, Ireland, Belgium, Norway, Czech Republic, Romania; 226 refugees and migrants have been resettled to Canada and 62 refugees and migrants have been resettled to Australia. IOM also facilitates migration by providing air tickets to migrants under global IOM agreements with several airline companies. Under this activity, 485 migrants departed to Canada and USA from 2005 to 2010.


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