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IOM, Partners Strengthen Training Programs on Crisis Management in Senegal

Dakar – On September 30th, the Government of Senegal and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Senegal, organized a workshop to share good practices, challenges and lessons learned on crisis management...

Latest IOM Study on Migration Trends in Senegal Explains Peak Arrivals in Spain

Dakar – While Senegal is a key transit country for many West Africans traveling to Europe, the country is also a land of departure.

More than 30 protection practitioners in humanitarian contexts participated in the workshop in Niamey between 25-26 September. Photo: IOM/Daniel Kisito Kouawo

Niger Celebrates National Day of Mobilization Against Trafficking in Persons

Niamey – Leading up to the National Day of Mobilization Against Trafficking in Persons in Niger on September 28, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) organized a two-day workshop on trafficking in persons for the...

IOM Strengthens Health Capacities at Niger’s Borders with Libya and Algeria

Niamey – Straddling the migratory crossroads of West and Central Africa, Niger is one of the least developed countries in the world, vulnerable to climatic shocks and regional instability.  

More than 150 people participated in the forum organized for International Day of Peace in Tahoua, Niger. Photo: IOM/Daniel Kisito Kouawo

IOM and Local Authorities Empower Youth on International Day of Peace in Niger

Niamey – To celebrate International Day of Peace in Niger this past Saturday (21/09), the High Authority for the Consolidation of Peace (HACP) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Niger, organized with...

IOM, Partners Combat Exploitative Labour Practices, Human Trafficking in West Africa 

Dakar – While labour migration in West Africa remains a phenomenon involving mostly men (85 per cent), there are signs of change.

Networking Opportunities for Returned Migrants and Community Members

Ouagadougou – On September 17th, a networking day bringing together 250 returned migrants and young people from communities and private sector companies was organized by the European Union (EU) and the International Organization...

New Nigerian Border Strategy Aims to Enhance National Security and Ensure Protection of Migrants’ Rights

Abuja – On 19 September 2019, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) presented the National Border Management Strategy and Action Plan in Abuja, Nigeria.

IOM, Partners Strengthen Combat Against Exploitative Labour Practices and Human Trafficking in West Africa

Dakar – Over the years, migration dynamics from and within West Africa have become more complex, with an increasing number of people travelling across the region.

New IOM Data Collection Reveals Latest Migratory Trends in Mauritania

Nouakchott The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Mauritania presented a research study this week (17/09) revealing Mauritania, a country of 3.9 million people in West Africa

Peace Agreement Brings Two Communities Together in Southwestern Niger

Niamey – A peace agreement was signed between Fulani Bororo and Touareg Daoussak communities in southwestern Niger on August 28 to end the violence which has plagued them for decades.

Survivors of Shipwreck off Cameroon Return to Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou – Fifty-nine Burkinabe migrants who survived a shipwreck off Kribi, Cameroon in late July, finally returned home last week (12/09).