Press Release

Voluntary Returns from Niger to The Gambia Resume After Six-Month Hiatus

Banjul – After a six-month hiatus due to COVID-19 border closures, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) resumed its Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) programme from Niger to The Gambia, with the...

New USD 8 Million Project Launched to Strengthen Community Stabilization and Resilience in Chad

N’Djamena–A new, USD 8 million project implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) will contribute to community stabilization and strengthening livelihoods.  

IOM Inaugurates New Headquarters for National Border Police in Niger, Completing USD 3 Million Effort

Niamey – A landlocked country in the Sahel region, the Republic of Niger is positioned at the crossroad of West, Central and North Africa.

IOM, Government and CSOs discussing migration governance practices. Photo: IOM Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone: IOM, Government & Civil Society Assemble to Improve Migration Governance practices

Freetown - To improve migration governance in Sierra Leone, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in collaboration with the Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) organized an inter-ministerial...

Crisis simulation exercises were held in The Gambia’s urban areas to test authorities’ preparedness and response to large-scale population movements. Photo: IOM The Gambia

Crisis Simulation Exercises Build Disaster Preparedness in The Gambia’s Urban Areas

Banjul – In an effort to empower authorities to effectively respond to large-scale population movements, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) and the Banjul and...

Photo credit : Police officers attend training at Bamako airport on 27 July 2020: Photo: Moussa Tall / IOM Mali

IOM Supports the Reopening of Borders in Mali amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Bamako – Since the beginning of the month (August) and as restrictions on mobility amid the COVID-19 pandemic are easing throughout the region, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Mali has been supporting the...

IOM and Niger’s Civil Protection Rescue 83 Migrants in Distress in the Sahara Desert

Niamey – IOM’s Search and Rescue (SAR) team operating in Niger’s northern Agadez region on 3 September rescued 83 migrants in distress.

Nearly 120,000 People Displaced, at Least 10 Dead After Flash Floods in Chad

N’Djamena – Nearly 120,000 people have been displaced by flash floods caused by heavy rains across Chad in the month just ended.

“No Place Like Home” Nationwide Campaign on Safe Migration Launched in Ghana

Accra – The Government of Ghana, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the European Union Delegation to Ghana launched on 17 July 2020 the nationwide “No Place Like Home” campaign to promote safe migration among...

IOM Launches Second Edition of Workshop for Female Artists and Migrants in Niger

Niamey –  This week, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) partnered up again with the Nigerien music label Art-Disc Records to organize the second edition of the workshop “Meeting of Female Migrants, Women Working...

Over 360,000 Persons Displaced in Chad’s Lake Province, Over Half of Province’s Population

N’Djamena – An estimated 363,807 persons are currently displaced in parts of the African nation of Chad’s zone bordering Cameroon, Nigeria and Niger.

IOM Launches Japan-Funded Emergency Response for Displaced Persons in Niger

Niamey – This week, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in coordination with the Ministries of Humanitarian Action and Disaster Management (MAH/GC) and of Public Health in Niger, is launching a six-month emergency...