International Organization for Migration (IOM)

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Kenya became the first African Member State to join the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in 1985. Since then, and more specifically since IOM office was established in Kenya in 1993, IOM has been contributing to the efforts of the Government of Kenya (GOK) to effectively govern and manage migration through a wide variety of programmes and initiatives.

Today, IOM’s presence in Kenya includes its Country Office in Nairobi, Field- and Sub-Offices in Turkana, Garissa, and Mombasa, Migration Health Assessment Centres (MHACs) along key migratory routes, and multiple Transit Centres to accommodate returning migrants and departing refugees. The mission in Kenya has over 300 staff.

IOM Kenya is Committed to Promoting Safe, Regular, and Dignified Migration and Addressing
Relevant Challenges for the Benefit of All.

IOM’s programmatic interventions in Kenya are divided in five broad areas:

IOM works in the four broad areas of migration management:

  • Migration Governance
  • Migration Health
  • Migration Movements
  • Recovery and Resilience
  • Data and Research


The International Organization for Migration is the leading inter-governmental organization promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all, with a presence in over 100 countries, and supporting 175 member states to improve migration management. In 2019, IOM provided support to 30 million persons, including 23 million persons on the move (internally displaced persons, migrants and refugees) and 7 million host community members.

IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

The Organization works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, be they refugees, displaced persons or other uprooted people. The IOM Constitution gives explicit recognition to the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement of persons.

It also operates in the four broad areas of migration management: migration and development, facilitating migration, regulating migration, and addressing forced migration. Cross-cutting activities include the promotion of international migration law, policy debate and guidance, protection of migrants’ rights, migration health and the gender dimension of migration.

IOM works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.

International Organization for Migration – Nairobi

Sri Aurobindo Avenue, Off Mzima Spring Road. Lavington

P.O BOX 55040-00200

IOM Kenya Call Centre: 

+ 254 709889000

Head Office: 

Tel. + 254 709 889 000
Medical Inquiries (MHAC)

Tel.  + 254 709 890 000

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