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Death Toll from Mauritania Ship Sinking Mounts as...

Nouadhibou – The death toll from Wednesday’s tragic sinking of a fishing boat carrying migrants to the Canary Islands rose to 62 late yesterday with...

Fifty-eight Migrants Confirmed Dead After Boat fro...

Nouadhibou –  At least 58 men, women and children are confirmed dead after a vessel carrying an estimated 150 migrants sank as it approached the...

At Least 58 Migrants Dead after Boat Capsizes Near...

Nouadhibou –  At least 58 people are confirmed dead after a vessel carrying migrants sank as it approached the coast of Mauritania today.

The training included participants from various UN agencies and international and local NGOs working on the topic of child protection. Photo: IOM/Daniel Kisito Kouawo

Joint Training on Protection of Unaccompanied Chil...

Niamey – Between 25 and 29 November, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in cooperation with the national Child Protection Sub...


Artists Work Together on a Show to Sensitize the Youth and other Women

Artists Work Together on a Show to Sensitize the Youth and other Women.

Kabirou - NIIMA - Tahoua

To support Nigerien youth, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in January 2018 launched the “...

Na Bissau - Raul Manarte (Portuguese subtitles)

Na Bissau by Raul Manarte. Our thanks to Raul Manarte for making this video available to IOM to contribute to the...

Using Radio to Fight Human Trafficking in Sierra Leone

Over three days, radio journalists in Sierra Leone were trained in the Communication for Development (C4D) approach...



IOM Presence in WCA

Student-Led Club Helps Raise Awareness on Irregular Migration in Ghana

“We are not relenting on our efforts but will continue to champion the safe migration campaign. We want as many people as possible to know the risks involved so they will use safer and dignified options,” says Sofiyya, a 19-year-old young Ghanaian senior high school student.


Through Kojo’s Eyes: Aspirations of a Young Ghanaian Migrant

By Collins Yeboah, IOM Ghana

“Welcome bro! Great to have you back! I trust you had a good flight?”

This is how I welcomed Kojo at Kotoka International Airport, in Accra on 27 July 2017. Kojo, 24, had just returned to Ghana from Libya, on a charter flight organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). He looked exhausted, lost. But there was also a sparkle of relief in his eyes.


Exercice de simulation à Gogui : les autorités mauritaniennes et maliennes se prépare pour la gestion des crises à risque de déplacement des personnes

L’objectif de cet atelier était de réunir tous les services de l’Etat et les acteurs non étatiques qui ont un rôle à jouer dans la gestion des crises afin de présenter les recommandations et les expériences des précédentes simulations réalisées par l’OIM et également de préparer la nouvelle simulation bilatérale


L'OIM et le HCR travaillent main dans la main pour la résilience et le relèvement des réfugies et communautés hôtes

Depuis le début du conflit dans le nord du Mali en 2012 et l’afflux des réfugiés, l’OIM, l'organisme des Nations Unies chargé de la migration, le HCR, les ONGs locales ainsi que le gouvernement mauritanien, travaillent ensemble au sein du camp, afin de subvenir aux besoins des réfugiés.


EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration

To improve migrant protection, voluntary return and reintegration along the Central Mediterranean route in Africa, the European Union (EU), through the Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF), and with contributions from Germany (€48 million) and Italy (€22 million) launched with the UN Migration Agency (IOM) in 2016 the Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in Africa.