Republic of Korea

Country Code: 
KR

Refugee Resettlement to Republic of Korea

The Government of Republic of Korea (GOK) will accept 60 refugees (in two batches of 30 refugees) from Malaysia for resettlement in the Republic of Korea (ROK) between September 2018 and January 2019. The GOK has set up an Immigration Reception Center in ROK, where the refugees will stay for 3 to 5 months and receive medical examination and care, education, vocational training and cultural orientation. GOK requested IOM to assist with the refugee resettlement, including a pre-departure medical screening, cultural orientation, pre-departure assistance and arrangement of flights.

The MIPEX Health strand: a longitudinal, mixedmethods survey of policies on migrant health in 38 countries

Abstract 
 
Background Within health systems, equity between migrants and native-born citizens is still a long way from being achieved. Benchmarking the equitability of policies on migrant health is essential for monitoring progress and identifying positive and negative aspects of national policies. For this purpose, the 2015 round of the Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) was expanded to include a strand on health, in a collaborative project carried out between 2013 and 2017 in 38 countries. 
 

IOM Builds Psychological First Aid Response Capacity in South Korea

Republic of Korea - A Training for Trainers in Psychological First Aid (PFA) took place this week (13-17/2) in Seoul. It was designed to strengthen Korean humanitarian workers’ response capacity to psychological injury caused by emergencies. The training was attended by 100 participants from the government, local NGOs, academics and psychiatric institutions.

Refugee Resettlement to the Republic of Korea - Thailand

The Government of Korea (GOK) will accept 22 refugees from Mae La and Umpiem camps for resettlement in the Republic of Korea (ROK) in 2015. The government has set up an Immigration Reception Center in ROK, where the refugees will stay for 6 to 12 months and receive medical examination and care, education, vocational training and cultural orientation. GOK requested IOM to assist with the logistics of refugee resettlement, including a pre-departure medical screening.

Refugee Resettlement to the Republic of Korea

The Government of Korea (GOK) will accept 30 refugees from Mae La, and Umpiem camps for resettlement in the Republic of Korea (ROK) in 2017. The Government has set up an Immigration Reception Center in ROK, where the refugees will stay for 6 to 12 months and receive medical examination and care, education, vocational training, and cultural orientation. GOK requested IOM to assist with the logistics of refugee resettlement, including a pre-departure medical screening.

A Review of Trafficking among North Koreans (RTNK)

This project seeks to identify the trafficking experiences of North Koreans before they are resettled to safety, primarily in the Republic of Korea (ROK), and will consist of two main activities - (1) an assessment, based on interviews conducted among North Koreans resettled in the ROK and on a review of existing literature, and (2) a seminar on best practices in psycho-social support to victims of trafficking, to be held in Seoul.

Psychosocial Support for North Korean Resettlers in South Korea (PSNKR)

The objetive of the project is to contribute to the need for psychosocial support of North Koreans that emerges during their resettlement period, by enhancing the capacity and network of South Korean professionals and service providers they encounter, this project aims: 1. to establish an experts group of those who have the professional backgrounds related to psychosocial and North Korea issues in order to fortify and build the professional capacity of these individuals, 2.

IOM-KT Needs Assessment for Digital Island Maheshkhali - Seoul

IOM together with Korea Telecom (KT) is setting up a “digital island” project in Cox’s Bazar, in the Southeast of Bangladesh to improve the quality of public services in a hard to reach area of the country. The selected location, Moheskhali Island, due to its geographical remoteness currently offers limited and low quality access to services such as education, health care, public safety, and livelihoods. In emergency cases, people have to move to Cox’s Bazar which takes a few hours by car or boat in order to access lifesaving services.