|International Organisation for Migration|
IoM has been in Zambia since 1992. Due to its geographic location Zambia experiences various migration flows from, to, and within its territory. The flow of migrants from neighbouring countries is common due to socioeconomic and political instability in the region. Internal labour migration to the formal and informal sectors is common, particularly to the Copperbelt and mining region, and seasonally around large agricultural estates in rural areas .
IOM supports the Government to mitigate the negative effects of migration and capitalize on its gains by:
There is a UN Joint Programme on Human Trafficking (UNJPHR), comprising UNICEF, ILO and IOM (UNHCR is in the process of becoming a participating agency). The UNJPHR is expected to report through the UNDAF component on Social Protection. The role of IOM in the UNJPHR is safe migration, capacity building and systems strengthening and assistance to victims of trafficking.
IOM also participates actively in the UNCT and is a member of all UNDAF Outcomes under the UNDAF 2011-2015.
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