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More than 750 Youths Trained in Entrepreneurship, Business Management

Tenkodogo – "I want to do business in poultry farming. I already have the skills, but no funds.

IOM Opens New Transit Center for Unaccompanied Migrant Children in Niamey

Niamey – IOM opened this Thursday (01/08) a new transit center in Niamey, where unaccompanied migrant children and families will be hosted, as they wait for their return to their country of origin, through the Assisted Voluntary...

Workshop for Female Artists Strengthens Community Outreach Activities in Niger

Niamey – Risks, vulnerabilities and needs while embarking on a migration journey are strongly shaped by one’s gender.

The twenty artists and journalists participating in the workshop visited on Wednesday IOM’s transit center for women in Niamey. Photo: IOM/Monica Chiriac

Workshop for Female Artists Strengthens Community Outreach Activities in Niger

Niamey –  Risks, vulnerabilities and needs while embarking on a migration journey are strongly increased by one’s gender.

Return of Persons Associated with Boko Haram in Chad: Harmonizing the Process Between the Government and Partners

N’Djamena – The Ministry of Justice and Human Rights of Chad organized a national workshop on the harmonization of the reception, screening and profiling process for persons associated with Boko Haram

This year’s forum on youth employment and migration mobilized more than 100 young people. Photo: IOM/Monica Chiriac

100 Young Graduates and Entrepreneurs Attend Forum on Youth Employment and Migration in Niger

Niamey – Between 24-25 July, IOM supported the forum “Youth Entrepreneurship as a Real Alternative to Irregular Migration”, which mobilized more than 100 young entrepreneurs, recent graduates and community leaders from Niger,...

First Reception Centre for Victims of Trafficking Opens in Niger

Zinder – Niger, a major migratory hub in West and Central Africa, sees numerous vulnerable migrants transiting the country, including victims of trafficking (VoTs) and potential VoTs.

30 Chadian Journalists Trained This Month, Topping 600 Trainees in West and Central Africa Since 2018

N’Djamena – This month (10-11/07), 30 Chadian journalists gathered for a workshop on migration organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in N’Djamena, Chad’s capital.

Building Shelters for Vulnerable Displaced Persons in Burkina Faso

Dori  – The upsurge in violence in the country and insecurity in several regions have triggered an unprecedented humanitarian emergency.

Photo: IOM 2019

IOM Donates Equipment and Furniture to Strengthen Anti-Trafficking Efforts in Sierra Leone

Freetown – Last week (11/07), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs (MSWGCA) in Sierra Leone, held a handing over ceremony of...

Basketball Summer Camp in Niger Brings Back Hope to West African Youth

Niamey – Back in 1993, Yacouba Sangaré was playing for Niger’s national basketball team.

Basketball Summer Camp in Niger Brings Back Hope to West African Youth

Niamey – Back in 1993, Yacouba Sangaré was playing for Niger’s national basketball team. A talented student-athlete, Sangaré’s promise was acknowledged with an opportunity to further his education in the US.