The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, international organizations and non-governmental partners. IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.
Established in 1951, IOM currently has 146 Member States, and a further 13 States hold Observer Status along with numerous international and non-governmental organizations.
It acts to assist in meeting the operational challenges of migration, advance understanding of migration issues, encourage social and economic development through migration, and work towards effective respect for the human dignity and well-being of migrants.
IOM is dedicated to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.
As the leading international organization for migration, IOM acts with its partners in the international community to:
Uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants
Assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration management
Advance understanding of migration issues
Encourage social and economic development through migration
In Sudan IOM works to provide protection and assistance to IDPs and migrants, supporting sustainable return, stabilizing conflict-affected communities, building the capacity of the government to manage migration, and promoting lasting peace, early recovery, and sustainable development.