IOM works 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.
In Uganda, the IOM mission was established in 1988 and has since been supporting the Government to address migration challenges, and building capacity of relevant stakeholders. Besides its head office in Kampala, IOM has field sub-offices in Nakivale, Kyangwali and Kyaka II refugee settlements. In 2017 IOM Uganda opened more sub-offices in Moroto (Karamoja subregion) and Moyo and Yumbe (West Nile).
IOM also operates a Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC) and a Transit Centre for refugees, in Kampala.