International Organization for Migration


On the occasion of Children’s Day this year, IOM Bulgaria’s teams in the Safety zones for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children organized art workshops for the boys accommodated there.

On the 30th of April IOM Bulgaria started the project “Awareness raising of local communities in areas with significant share of Roma population on asylum and migration issues”.

Since the start of the emergency situation IOM Bulgaria has carried out more than 70 remote consultations in Farsi, Dari, Pashtu, Arabic, Kurdish, and English.

IOM Bulgaria continues its campaign to support migrants who are in a situation of vulnerability due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last week was an occasion for the boys in the Safety zone for unaccompanied children in RRC Sofia – Voenna Rampa to get to know the Bulgarian traditions around Easter.

The unaccompanied children in the Safety zone in RRC Sofia – Voenna Rampa continue to receive daily assistance from the IOM team during the quarantine due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

The Information centres of IOM in Sofia and Burgas are starting remote sessions in education on Bulgarian language.

IOM Bulgaria carried out two distributions of hygiene materials this week to migrants who have become extremely vulnerable due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the declaration of the national state of emergency.

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In February, an IOM Bulgaria team organized trainings on “Gender-based violence among migrants and refugees”, as part of the regional project PROTECT, in Ruse, Varna and Burgas.