IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration. It is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all.


Fatal Journeys Volume 3

Since 2014, more than 22,500 migrant deaths and disappearances have been recorded by the International Organization for Migration globally. The real figure could be much higher, but many deaths are never recorded. Fatal Journeys Volume 3 – Part 1 provides a global review of existing data sources, and illustrates the need for improvements in the ways that data on missing migrants are collected, analysed and communicated.

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Glossary of Migration Terms

The IOM compiled a glossary of terms which the media frequently uses when referring to the topic of migration. The glossary helps to clear up confusion when reporting. For example, the three most commonly used terms to describe people on the move are migrant, refugee and asylum seeker. They all have distinct meanings and should not be used interchangeably.

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