Press Release

How COVID-19 Affects Nomadic Herders: IOM’s Transhumance Tracking Tool Launched in Mauritania

Nouakchott/Dakar – Herders in Africa’s arid Sahelian region follow a seasonal cycle as they seek greener pastures for their livestock.

IOM Water Facilities Help Resettled Communities Fight COVID-19 in Sierra Leone

Freetown – Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, handwashing remains among the most difficult preventive measures for millions of Sierra Leoneans to follow.

New Water Facilities Help Resettled Communities Fight COVID-19 in Sierra Leone

Freetown – Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, handwashing remains among the most difficult preventive measures for millions of Sierra Leoneans to follow.

124 Cameroonians Come Home Safely from Niger; Over 6,000 Assisted during Pandemic through European Union Support

Yaoundé – Despite borders closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, 124 Cameroonians stranded in Niger safely returned home last week on a flight chartered by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

IOM organizes double return flight between Belize and El Salvador

Belize – A plane chartered by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) completed last Friday a round-trip humanitarian flight, carrying 32 Salvadoran nationals from Belize to El Salvador and bringing home 13 Belizeans ...

More than 100 project beneficiaries and partners attended IDEE’s closing ceremony. Photo: IOM/Daniel Kisito Kouawo

Over 100 Beneficiaries Attend Closing Ceremony for Youth Entrepreneurship Project

Niamey – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) organized last Friday (26/06) in Niamey the closing ceremony for the project “Initiatives for the Development of the Enterprise” (IDEE), attended by over 100 partners,...

United Nations in West and Central Africa Concerned Over Increased Vulnerabilities of Migrants Amid COVID-19

Dakar – The Regional United Nations Network on Migration together with the Regional UN-SDG COVID-19 Executive Committee in West and Central Africa are concerned with the wellbeing of millions of migrants across the region amid...

IOM Supports Returnees and Migrant Quarantine Centre with Protective Equipment and Psychosocial Support Training in Ghana

Accra - In Ghana, as part of the national COVID-19 response, the Government has stepped up its efforts to evacuate hundreds of Ghanaians stranded in various countries across the globe including West Africa.

Sahel: Joint statement by United Nations and international NGOs on the occasion of the G5 Sahel Summit in Nouakchott

Dakar, 30 June – United Nations humanitarian agencies and non-governmental organizations, signatories to this statement, take note of the organization of the G5 Sahel Summit in Nouakchott on 30 June and encourage the actors...

Stranded for Three Months, 338 Malians Come Home Via Humanitarian Corridor

Bamako – On Tuesday (23/06), 159 Malians returned home on a charter flight thanks to a humanitarian corridor opened by the governments of Niger and Mali.

IOM Niger Goes Digital to Empower Communities to Deter Fake News

Niamey – “Fake news” is the modern shorthand for humankind’s ageless penchant to engage in rumor, hearsay and gossip – all of which can harbor deadly consequences during a public health emergency. Like now.  

Central Sahel: IOM Appeals for USD 37.8 Million to Continue Lifesaving Assistance to 460,000 Vulnerable People Amid Pandemic

Dakar – A rise in violence and the multi-layered humanitarian crisis in the Central Sahel region have resulted in the internal displacement of 1.25 million people.