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Return of Persons Associated with Boko Haram in Chad: Harmonizing the Process Between the Government and Partners

N’Djamena – The Ministry of Justice and Human Rights of Chad organized a national workshop on the harmonization of the reception, screening and profiling process for persons associated with Boko Haram

This year’s forum on youth employment and migration mobilized more than 100 young people. Photo: IOM/Monica Chiriac

100 Young Graduates and Entrepreneurs Attend Forum on Youth Employment and Migration in Niger

Niamey – Between 24-25 July, IOM supported the forum “Youth Entrepreneurship as a Real Alternative to Irregular Migration”, which mobilized more than 100 young entrepreneurs, recent graduates and community leaders from Niger,...

First Reception Centre for Victims of Trafficking Opens in Niger

Zinder – Niger, a major migratory hub in West and Central Africa, sees numerous vulnerable migrants transiting the country, including victims of trafficking (VoTs) and potential VoTs.

30 Chadian Journalists Trained This Month, Topping 600 Trainees in West and Central Africa Since 2018

N’Djamena – This month (10-11/07), 30 Chadian journalists gathered for a workshop on migration organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in N’Djamena, Chad’s capital.

Building Shelters for Vulnerable Displaced Persons in Burkina Faso

Dori  – The upsurge in violence in the country and insecurity in several regions have triggered an unprecedented humanitarian emergency.

Photo: IOM 2019

IOM Donates Equipment and Furniture to Strengthen Anti-Trafficking Efforts in Sierra Leone

Freetown – Last week (11/07), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs (MSWGCA) in Sierra Leone, held a handing over ceremony of...

Basketball Summer Camp in Niger Brings Back Hope to West African Youth

Niamey – Back in 1993, Yacouba Sangaré was playing for Niger’s national basketball team.

Basketball Summer Camp in Niger Brings Back Hope to West African Youth

Niamey – Back in 1993, Yacouba Sangaré was playing for Niger’s national basketball team. A talented student-athlete, Sangaré’s promise was acknowledged with an opportunity to further his education in the US.

Humanitarian Actors Establish First Anti-Trafficking Task Force in North-East Nigeria

Maiduguri – In a bid to better respond to trafficking in persons in Borno State, north-east Nigeria, where ...

UN Missions to Senegal Visit Kolda, Home to Many Returnee Migrants

Dakar – The Kolda region in southern Senegal is the main area of return for 31 per cent of the 4,090 Senegalese stranded in Libya and Niger and who were assisted for voluntary return to Senegal betwee

Chad Conducts National Consultation on Global Compact for Migration

N’Djamena – Earlier this month (3-4 July), Chad’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with the support of IOM, hosted the country’s first national consultation on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Reg

United Nations Sustainable Development Group for West and Central Africa and Regional Partners on high level visit to Mali

Bamako, Mali - 5 July 2019. A joint mission of United Nations Agencies of West and Central Africa, the G5 Sahel Secretariat and the Liptako Gourma Authority will visit Mali from 9 to 12 July 2019.