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Fifty-eight Migrants Confirmed Dead After Boat from The Gambia Capsizes Near Coast of Mauritania

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

At Least 58 Migrants Dead after Boat Capsizes Near Coast of Mauritania

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 Children Strengthens National Capacities in Niger

Niamey – Between 25 and 29 November, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in cooperation with the national Child Protection Sub Cluster in Niamey, organized a training on the protection of unaccompanied and...

Photo: IOM 2019

IOM supports the Government of Ghana in the establishment of the Ghana National Migration Commission

Accra – To support the Government of Ghana in establishing the Ghana National Migration Commission (GNMC) and strengthening migration governance, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) took part in the first meeting...

Photo: IOM/Seydou Tangara 2019

Access to Water for IDPs in Mali: IOM Builds a Borehole in the Mopti Region

Mopti – Deadly attacks affecting the Mopti Region in central Mali since the beginning of the year continue to displace people to the main city of Mopti.

Powerful New Exhibition Launches Results of Artisanal Gold Mining Research in West Africa

Dakar – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Regional Office for West and Central Africa, today unveils a powerful exhibition, Pour Tout l’Or du Monde (‘For All the Gold in the World’), documenting the plight of...

Women Migrants in Niger Use Slam Poetry to Voice Their Experiences

Niamey – “This training has been both a challenge and a relief,” said Adaora, a Nigerian woman staying at IOM’s transit centre in Niamey.

Promoting Youth Employment in Kinshasa

Kinshasa – Millions of young people in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) live in precarious situations, often forced to leave the country because of the lack of stable jobs. 

Urgent Humanitarian Assistance Needed for Thousands Stranded Migrants and Nationals Amid Tensions in Northern Chad

N’Djaména – Last week, 1,500 migrants and Chadians working in a goldmine in Miski, Northern Chad, were forced to evacuate after security forces managed to encircle an unauthorized goldmine where over several thousand migrants...

IOM Presents Guide on Safe Management of Transhumance Flows in Chad

N’Djamena — ‘Transhumance movements’ is a modern term for a very old tradition: the foraging of scarce pasturage by traditional herders.