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More than 9,000 Nigeriens have arrived in the past two weeks from neighbouring Nigeria. Photo: IOM

IOM Donates Medical Supplies to Assist Thousands of Unaccompanied Migrant Children in Southern Niger Amid Pandemic

Niamey – Last Thursday (28/05), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Niger, with support from the U.S.

Street art for all during COVID-19: a call to stand together, and to stand with migrants

Accra - Amidst the fight against the spread of COVID-19 in Ghana, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), and the Delegation of the European Union to Ghana have joined forces...

IOM, EU Bolster Response to Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Returning Migrants Across West and Central Africa

Dakar – The suspension of non-essential activities to limit the spread of COVID-19 in West and Central Africa has had a heavy socio-economic impact on 34,000 returning migrants.

Photo: IOM 2020

IOM supports shelters for Victims of Trafficking to continue their protection services in Ghana amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Accra – As the number of COVID-19 cases raises in Ghana, the impact of the pandemic on those community members who were already vulnerable before the pandemic, including migrants, survivors of trafficking as well unaccompanied...

Mauritania: IOM and the Catholic Mission Join Forces to Support Migrants Affected by the COVID-19 Crisis

Nouakchott – Border closures and governmental restrictions in the context of the coronavirus outbreak have left thousands of migrant workers in precarious economic conditions.

Responding to the Pandemic Amid Multi-layered Crises in the Sahel: “Stop the Virus, Not the People.”

Dakar – Mobility across the arid African Sahel region is a long-standing tradition and is considered a critical livelihood and adaptation strategy for millions in one of the world’s harshest environments.  

Fifteen participants attended IOM’s 6-day SIYB training in Niamey. Photo: IOM/Daniel Kisito Kouawo

IOM Organizes Pilot Business Management Training Workshop for Nigerien Returnees

Niamey – Last Monday (04/05), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Niger kicked off a 6-day business management training for 15 returning Nigerien migrants, including two female participants, as part of their...

IOM Supports Migrants Stranded on Cote d’Ivoire – Ghana Border; Border Officials Trained and Equipped Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Abidjan – Travel hassles basically come with the territory for sojourners across West Africa. But what 13 men and women experienced these recent weeks may set a new standard for delay.   

Learning from the Ebola Outbreak to Fight COVID-19 in IOM Sierra Leone

Freetown – With more than 14,000 Ebola cases and nearly 4,000 deaths, Sierra Leone was one of the hardest hit countries by the 2014 – 2016 outbreak.

Gambian Returnees Produce Protective Equipment for COVID-19 Frontline Border Officials

Banjul – The rapid spread of COVID-19 in West and Central Africa, which has infected over 8,000 people and led to the deaths of over 200, has led to a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). 

Retornados de Gambia fabrican equipos de protección para los oficiales que trabajan en la primera línea de la COVID-19 en zona de frontera

Banjul –  La rápida propagación de la COVID-19 en África Central y Occidental, que ha infectado a más de 8.000 personas y ha provocado la muerte a otras 200, ha llevado a una carencia de equipos de protección personal (PPE). 

IOM Appeals for Funding to Continue Lifesaving Assistance to Stranded Migrants Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Niamey – Together with the ministries of Interior, Humanitarian Action, Health and Foreign Affairs in Niger, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) assisted 1,400 stranded Nigerien migrants after returning from...