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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.

  • 166 Member States, 8 States with observer status
  • 400 IOM offices in over 100 countries
  • 9,000 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.

It has been brought to the attention of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) that individuals have used IOM Germany’s official number to make fraudulent calls posing as IOM staff members threating forced returns and demanding money.  

Please be aware that the calls do not originate from IOM and they are not in any way associated with IOM activities. 

Such use of IOM’s phone number and name is unauthorized and illegal. IOM takes this matter seriously and is taking appropriate actions against such fraudulent practices.

IOM strongly advises the public to be cautious of these and other similar fraudulent calls or e-mails that falsely claim association with IOM. Any transfer of personal information or money to those issuing such fraudulent calls can result in identity theft, financial loss and other damages. 

If you think you have received a suspicious call or e-mail, please notify us via or