Posted on January 28, 2024

UN Migration Agency Seeks $7.9 Billion for Migrant Support

Ted Hesson, Reuters, January 22, 2024

The United Nations migration agency aims to raise $7.9 billion this year through a new funding push to bolster efforts to protect migrants, reduce displacement and expand avenues to migrate legally {snip}

The Geneva-based International Organization for Migration (IOM) is seeking funds from governments, private sector companies and individual donors {snip}

“The evidence is overwhelming that migration, when well-managed, is a major contributor to global prosperity and progress,” IOM Director General Amy Pope said in a written statement. {snip}

The funding effort comes as the number of people forced to move reached 117 million by the end of 2022, including a record 71 million forcibly displaced within their own countries {snip}