IOM Launches MigApp on International Migrants Day
Geneva/Manila – The MigApp is IOM’s institutional tool that leverages current technology and the widespread use of mobile telecommunications to bring a secure, objective and user-friendly downloadable app which serves as a one-stop-shop platform where migrants can access current, reliable and practical information and IOM services.
Irregular and unsafe migration often is a result of lack of awareness about the risks involved in the process, ill-informed knowledge of visa, health risks, and travel regulations, limited or non-existent interaction with legitimate service providers, and the absence of a balanced and unified platform for reliable and updated migration information and services.
MigApp responds to the need to help migrants make informed decisions throughout their migration process by providing a one-stop-shop platform of relevant and up-to-date information.
In its launch version, the MigApp incorporates migration-related information such as travel requirements and regulations, reports of global incidents, and contacts of counter-trafficking hotlines located globally.
MigApp is a living tool so we are committed to keeping the information in it regularly up-to-date and will continue to actively seek additional relevant content and features to incorporate into it.