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Family Assistance Programme (FAP)

IOM is supporting family reunification for Syrians who are recognized as refugees in Germany.

IOM offices in Istanbul, Gaziantep and Beirut support applicants by assisting in the preparation of their visa applications and by providing pre-departure integration courses.

For more information click here.

IOM Global Migration Data Analysis Centre
GMDAC Berlin

The IOM Data Centre in Berlin will centrally collect data on global migration issues and publish timely analysis.

At the opening on 7th September, IOM Director General William Lacy Swing said: "IOM Missions’ achievements around the globe continue to record impressive statistics… and we must use this data more often and more effectively."

Visit the GMDAC’s website and read the press release here.

Integrated Reintegration in the Kurdistan Region, Iraq – a Short Movie about the IOM project

Be it the opening of a small film production company, a mini-market or an internet café – IOM assisted voluntary returnees in their long-term social and economic reintegration in the area of the Kurdistan Region, Iraq. This movie portraits the project and tells individual reintegration stories of several beneficiaries.

Watch the movie here.

It’s amazing what migrants bring.

New skills. New ideas. New points of view. When people move to new countries, they bring a lot more than a suitcase. And what they bring can benefit everyone.

Find out more about the contribution of migrants at

Welcome to IOM!

Established in 1951, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration.

  • 173 Member States, 8 States with observer status
  • 393 IOM offices in over 100 countries
  • 12,673 staff

The Federal Republic of Germany has been a member of IOM since 1954. In Berlin, Nuremberg, Frankfurt/Main and Brandenburg, IOM Germany implements national and international projects in the area of migration.

Click here to get more information on IOM or the activities of IOM Germany.

Booklet Cooperation Germany and IOM Iraq