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Innovative Inclusive Approach to Strengthen Community Cohesion in Chad

Doba – A robust flow of refugees and returnees from the Central African Republic to Chad has increased pressure on host communities, often leading to clashes over access to limited livelihood resources.  

Alternatives to Irregular Migration: IOM Launches Vocational Training Programme for Gambians

Banjul – The lack of access to employment opportunities among Gambian youth is widely cited as a major contributing factor to irregular migration.

Ghana’s Youth Debate on the Development and Migration Nexus

Accra/Koforidua – Over 50 students from Senior High Schools and tertiary educational institutions engaged in a debate, quiz, and information sessions on 14 August in Koforidua, Ghana’s Eastern Region’s capital city, during the...

Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration: A Draft National Action Plan in Mali

Bamako – On 10 December 2018, Mali joined of 150 countries to sign the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), which aims to address the challenges of international migration in a holistic and comprehensive...

Focus group with transporters at the Adjamé motor park  in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. Photo: IOM/Rachel Kallon

ECOWAS, IOM Conduct Advocacy and Sensitization Campaign on Free Movement and Migration in Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire

Accra – From 1 to 6 August, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), conducted the Advocacy and Sensitization Campaign on Free...

International Youth Day Marked by Education, Entrepreneurship Sessions for Migrants Across Niger

Niamey – In the weeks leading up to yesterday’s celebration of International Youth Day, IOM Niger with its partner Terre Solidali, organized five training sessions in three cities for close to 250 migrants and communi

Labour Mobility Forum in Ghana Stresses the Need for Good Migration Governance to Enhance Development

Accra – The Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations (MELR) in Ghana, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) hosted a Labour Mobility Forum in Accra on 8 August 2019 on “Promoting International Professional...

Government Stakeholders Validate IOM’s Recommendations on Remittances Mechanisms in Ghana

Accra – The Government of Ghana, within the framework of the ACP-EU Migration Action, has validated last week the International Organization for Migration (IOM)’s findings and recommendations from its assessment of the...

IOM Celebrates International Youth Day with Training Sessions Across Niger

Niamey – In the weeks leading up to International Youth Day on August 12, IOM with its partner Terre Solidali, organized five different training sessions in the cities of Niamey, Zinder and Tahoua in Niger, for close to 250...

First Data Collection Summer School for University Students in Chad

N’Djamena – In the world of humanitarian response, proper data leads to better practices.

‘One Migrant – One Tree’: Over 100 Migrants Plant Trees on Niger’s Independence Day

Niamey – Niger’s economy is largely dependent on subsistence agriculture, making it vulnerable to adverse climatic conditions.

More than 100 migrants met on National Arbor Day to plant trees together. Photo: IOM/Daniel Kisito Kouawo

“One Migrant – One Tree” initiative in Niger: Over 100 migrants united for National Arbor Day in Niger

Niamey – Niger’s economy is largely dependent on subsistence agriculture, making it vulnerable to adverse climatic conditions.