Managing Moldova's migrants, many of whom are abroad illegally, is a major challenge for IOM and its partners in the international community and Moldovan government. IOM supports policies that promote orderly and safe migration, respecting human rights while creating sustainable domestic and social polices that promote economic alternatives to seeking work abroad.
IOM organizes the safe movement of people for temporary and permanent resettlement or return to their countries of origin. It also provides pre-departure medical screening and cultural orientation programmes. Activities include the movement of: refugees resettling in new countries; returning qualified nationals; scholarship holders; War victims requiring medical evacuation; and irregular and trafficked. IOM assists its Member States with: cultural orientation programmes and completion of medical examinations which may be required by various governments prior to an individual’s admission. Specific advantages of IOM services are: professional services in assisting refugees and migrants to complete applications for emigration; considerably discounted airfares; increased luggage allowance; as well as departure, transit and arrival assistance.