Press Release

IOM Launches USD 54 Million Appeal to Help Vulnerable Migrants, Mobile Populations in West and Central Africa

Dakar – This week (17 June), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in West and Central Africa called on its partners and the donor community to support its USD 54,158,500 ...

IOM Launches USD 54 Million Appeal to Support Vulnerable Migrants and Mobile Populations in West and Central Africa

Dakar – This week (17 June), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in West and Central Africa called on its partners and the donor community to support its USD 54,158,500 ...

The streets of Agadez now have new solar street lights. Photo: IOM/Monica Chiriac

New Solar Street Lights in Agadez Strengthen the Safety of Local Communities

Niamey – Despite the installation of solar street lights at the end of 2016, the majority of the population in the city of Agadez continued to live in the dark.

Migration Flows Across West and Central Africa Nearly Halved by COVID-19; Mobile Populations Economically Impacted

Dakar – Data collected at 35 key transit points across West and Central Africa by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) indicate regional migration has dropped by nearly 50 per cent during the first half of 2020 (...

Understanding Remittances Behaviour in Chad Amid COVID-19: IOM Launches First Study on Remittances

N’Djamena – Toumaï, “hope of life” in Gorane,  is the name given to the oldest human ancestor discovered in Northern Chad two decades ago.

United Nations and NGOS call for urgent strengthening of the protection of civilian populations in the Sahel

Dakar – United Nations humanitarian agencies and non-governmental organizations welcome the organization of a ministerial meeting on the Sahel on 12 June, following the establishment of the Sahel Coalition and the Partnership for...

IOM, BIC Bring Color to Lives of Displaced Populations in North-East Nigeria

Lagos – On Thursday, 11 June, the world’s leading stationary brand BIC donated 28,000 writing and coloring items to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

We Together: Street Art for Safe Migration and Solidarity during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Accra – Giant fingers rendered in rainbow hues flash out a message as motorists rush by on a freeway here in one of Africa’s busiest capitals. Smiling children grin back, saying nothing.

IOM Niger: Assisted Voluntary Return for Stranded Malians; Over 1,400 Remain in Transit Centers

Niamey – Yesterday (4/06), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) assisted 179 Malian nationals stranded in Niger with their voluntary return to Mali, thanks to the European Union’s financial support.

IOM Niger: Assisted Voluntary Return for Stranded Malians; Over 1,600 Remain in Transit Centers

Niamey – Yesterday (4/06), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) assisted 179 Malian nationals stranded in Niger with their voluntary return to Mali, thanks to the European Union’s financial support.

Climate Change and COVID-19 Impact Agriculture and Youth Mobility Across West and Central Africa

Dakar – West Africa’s agricultural sector represents 35 per cent of the region’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and is one of the main sources of employment for millions of people- up to 80 per cent of the population in rural areas...