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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).

Job Fair in Côte d’Ivoire Promotes Reintegration of 350 Returned Migrants

Abidjan – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has assisted over 5,250 stranded Ivorians to voluntarily return to Côte d’Ivoire over the past three years, from countries such as Libya, Niger and Morocco. Despite the...

IOM Launches Manual on Community-Based Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergencies and Displacement

Geneva— Mental health and psychosocial support are increasingly considered an essential element of humanitarian responses for populations displaced due to wars and conflicts, natural disasters, famine and poverty, and those torn...

First Job Fair in Côte d’Ivoire to Promote Reintegration of 350 Returned Migrants

Abidjan – “Thanks to this fair, I realized that I was not abandoned. I have chosen three reintegration projects that will facilitate my reintegration into society.

Survivors of Shipwreck off Cameroon Return to Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Burkina Faso, in collaboration with the Government of Burkina Faso, welcomed 59 Burkinabe returning from Douala, Cameroon, at the International Airport in...

Over 20 unaccompanied migrant children from IOM’s transit center in Niamey joined this month’s nature walk. Photo: IOM/Yacouba Keita

Achieving Peace of Mind through Psychosocial Activities for Migrants in Niger

Niamey – This past Sunday (08/09), IOM partnered with local association Londi and organized its first monthly nature walk in the outskirts of Niamey for the migrants staying at IOM’s transit center for unaccompanied migrant...

Traditional warriors dance to the beat of their tambourines in Agadez during the Bianou festivities. Photo: IOM/Monica Chiriac

Bianou Festivities Strengthen Social Cohesion in Agadez, Niger

Niamey – From 18 August to 11 September, spirits were running high in the city of Agadez thanks to the activities organized in the frame of the annual Bianou festivities chaired by the Sultanate in Agadez, with IOM’s support as...

Through the IOM-UNCCD project in Agadez, migrants in transit and community members receive agricultural trainings. Photo: IOM/Monica Chiriac

Youth Forum Raises Awareness about Climate Change and Desertification in Niger

Niamey – Between 28 and 30 August, an international youth forum on desertification was organized in Niamey by the Youth Association for Environment and Civic Education in Niger (AJEEC - Niger), the National Agency of the Great...

IOM, Private Agribusiness Agree to Promote Youth Employment in Sierra Leone

Tokyo – It’s been more than 15 years since the end of Sierra Leone’s civil war – and later a devastating Ebola outbreak – both of which combined to make an underperforming economy difficult to revive.

First Database on Migrant Deaths and Disappearances in Sub-Saharan Africa Helps Families Heal

Dakar – To mark the International Day of the Disappeared (30/08), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Regional Office for West and Central Africa pays tribute to all those who lost thei

The Merciless Path Towards Europe: Mamadou’s Story

Mamadou, 18, left school and his village in Senegal’s Tambacounda when he was 12. “While I was in school, all I could think about was if I was going to eat when I got back home,” he explained.