Child trafficking remains an issue in Ghana, especially in the fishing industries. Children of various ages and nationalities may fall victim to perpetrators.
Throughout September and October 2020, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Ghana ran a series of trainings for officers from the Department of Social Welfare (DSW) to empower them with theoretical knowledge and practical skills...
Decongestion Efforts Begin in Displacement Camps in North-East Nigeria Amid Growing Humanitarian Needs
Maiduguri – Unrelenting violence in north-east Nigeria has prompted new waves of displacement to congested camps in 2020.
Dakar – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is extremely concerned about the increase in deaths recorded on the West Africa route to the Canary Islands.
Benin City – COVID-19 continues to put a strain on public health systems, as well as on the livelihoods and purchasing power of people around the world.
Moussoro – Located about 350 kilometres from N’Djamena, at “the doors of the desert”, the city of Moussoro, in the Barh el-Ghazel Province of Chad, is an important transportation hub connecting Chad with Sudan and Libya.
IOM, Ghana Immigration Service, CSOs, scale up efforts to raise awareness among communities of safe migration
Accra – To support the sustainability of awareness-raising activities on safe migration in Ghana, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), with support from the European Union under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for...
In Ghana, a group of returnees has started to produce nose masks under the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant...
N’Djamena – An estimated 11,500 people have been forced to leave their homes since late October as a result of flash floods in N’Djamena, Chad’s capital city.
Nouakchott, Mauritania – Around 400 migrants have been intercepted or rescued off the coast of Mauritania since mid-October.
Saint-Louis, Senegal – At least 140 people have drowned after a vessel carrying around 200 migrants sank off the Senegalese coast, the deadliest shipwreck recorded in 2020.
Bono - In 2019, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) partnered with BOK Africa Concern, a Ghana-based NGO, to develop community reintegration projects in the Bono and Bono East regions of Ghana.