How can migrant mothers stay in touch with their children left behind? In Ukraine, IOM targeted some high-migration regions where up to 1/4 of children are growing up with one of their parents – often the mother - working abroad. IOM invested in field-based research and took a number of steps to reach out to these families as well as improve key local actors’ – such as teachers, psychosocial workers and local NGOs -- knowledge about the needs of these children.