3 October 2011

Recently some Ukrainian media reported on ?6.5 million labour migrants from Ukraine?, apparently referring to IOM data. The IOM Mission in Ukraine would like to clarify that the Mission has not published such figures. The figure of 6.5 million people mentioned in IOM Ukraine?s publication ?Migration in Ukraine. Facts and Figures? refers to expatriate Ukrainians according to the census of the population of the foreign countries where they reside and not to labour migrants. The source of the data is the World Bank Factbook, 2011.

IOM Ukraine is happy to provide additional information, should it be required.

Please contact IOM Ukraine?s Communications and Outreach Officer Varvara Zhluktenko (568 50 15, 067 447 97 92,