Facts and Figures (Global)
Migrants helped to voluntarily return home since 1979
Trafficked persons assisted since the mid- 1990s
Countries IOM supported in the prevention and response to COVID-19 in 2020
Countries IOM supported in the prevention and response to COVID-19 in 2020

Through the Department of Migration Management, IOM works on the development of policy guidance for the field; the formulation of global strategies; standard-setting and quality control; and knowledge management relating to “mainstream” migration sectors, including labour and facilitated migration, migration and development, counter-trafficking, assisted voluntary return, migration health, assistance for vulnerable migrants, immigration and border management and overall capacity-building in migration management.

In addition, the Department also manages the IOM Development Fund and is responsible for reviewing, endorsing and managing multiregional and global projects. The Department provides technical supervision of project review and endorsement to experts in the field. It is also responsible for maintaining operational partnerships with relevant governmental, multilateral and private sector industry partners in coordination with the Department of International Cooperation and Partnerships.

Across Niger, IOM provides a comprehensive response to pressing migration issues in border management, labour migration, and community stabilization.

Promoting Better Management of Migration in Niger 

Amongst others, IOM collaborates with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (MFA), Ministry of the Interior and Decentralization (MoI), Ministry of Planning, including the National Institute for Statistics (INS), Ministry of Labour and Social Protection (MoL/SP), Ministry of Humanitarian Action and Disaster Management (MAH/GC), Ministry of Justice (MoJ), National Agency for the Fight against Trafficking (ANLTP/TIM) and the Ministry of Women's Promotion and Child Protection (MoWP/CP). In addition to working at national level, IOM has a strong footprint across the country and works closely with the Governors and Regional Councils at regional level, as well as local authorities in Departments and Communes in the various regions of Niger.