Our Office

The IOM Ireland office on Baggot Street, Dublin © IOM 2016

Who Are We?

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been working in Ireland since 2001. We’re working to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration; to promote international cooperation on migration issues; to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems; and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people. Here in Ireland, our work is focused on a number of important areas:

Voluntary Return – a free service for people thinking about returning to their country of origin. This service is available to asylum seekers, irregular migrants, victims of trafficking and unaccompanied minors. We know that this is a big decision and our team are committed to ensuring our service users have all the information they need. Click here for more information on Voluntary Return.

Family Reunification – we work in partnership with the Government of Ireland and other agencies to assist refugees who wish to bring their family members to Ireland. Over the years, we’ve helped many people to organise travel arrangements for their family. Click here for more information on Family Reunification.

Counter-Trafficking – our global counter-trafficking activities aim to prevent trafficking in persons (particularly women and children) and to protect the rights of migrants. Here in Ireland, we coordinate counter-trafficking training for government officials and an Garda Síochána. In addition to this, we publish research materials and produce training materials on the subject. Click here for more information on Counter-trafficking.

Resettlement – we’ve been working with our partners for more than six decades to provide essential services that support refugee resettlement operations. In the last decade alone, we’ve organized resettlement movements for almost 900,000 refugees from 186 locations around the world. We work in partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the Government of Ireland and other partners. Click here for more information on Resettlement.