Migrant Assistance

IOM is a leading partner of the Government of Maldives in its efforts to combat trafficking in persons, particularly in relation to labour exploitation.  Through a rights-based approach, IOM contributes to building capacity and raising awareness among public and private stakeholders. 

Since 2013, IOM has worked closely with government officials to strengthen identification, investigation and prosecution skills. IOM also contributes to improved protection of migrant workers and victims of trafficking (VoTs) through establishment of victim referral and assistance mechanisms.