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International Organization for Migration South East Asia Charity Profile
IOM began its operations in Thailand in 1975, assisting the resettlement of Indo-Chinese refugees to countries offering them permanent residence. Thailand became a member of IOM on 28 May 1986. Since then IOM cooperation with the governments of the region and has grown many fold.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Department of International Organizations) and the Ministry of Interior are the main Royal Thai Government interlocutors of IOM in Thailand.
IOM has a mission in Bangkok currently staffed by 26 international officials including the Chief of Mission/Regional Representative, Programme Development Officers, Regional Project Coordinators, a Regional Laboratory Manager, and medical doctors and nurses. In addition there are 53 national employees.