Who We Are
WHO WE AREThe International Organization for Migration (IOM) is part of the United Nations System as the leading inter-governmental organization promoting since 1951 humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all, with 175 member states and a presence in over 100 countries. IOM has had a presence in Rwanda since 1994.
Our WorkAs the leading inter-governmental organization promoting since 1951 humane and orderly migration, IOM plays a key role to support the achievement of the 2030 Agenda through different areas of intervention that connect both humanitarian assistance and sustainable development. In Rwanda, IOM actively supports the government in all its migration related efforts.
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Given Rwanda’s peace and stability since the genocide against the Tutsi in 1994 and its geographical location, the country has become a safe haven for people fleeing conflicts and other hardships in the region. Rwanda hosts thousands of refugees from neighbouring countries in refugee camps as well as in urban settings. As of 31 May 2022, Rwanda hosts 127,369 refugees mainly from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi.
IOM Rwanda actively supports the Government of Rwanda in sound migration management. This encompasses labour migration and human development – including diaspora mobilization and engagement, counter trafficking, return and reintegration, refugee resettlement to third countries, border management and Disaster Risk Reduction.
IOM Rwanda’s work is informed by the principles and priorities set in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), the IOM Regional Strategy 2020 – 2024 for EHoA and the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2018 – 2024.
IOM Rwanda interventions are also in line with the strategies and objectives of the Government, donors, and other key actors within the sphere of migration.