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Chad: Emergency Aid for Thousands Displaced by Violence; 6,000 Migrants Stranded Amid COVID-19 Crisis

N’Djamena – Measures taken by the Chadian government to limit the spread of a COVID-19 outbreak and the recent declaration of a war zone in the Lake Chad region by the government following a deadly attack by the non-state armed...

IOM Steps Up Response for Migrants Stranded in Niger Amidst COVID-19 Lockdown

Niamey – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Niger is currently assisting 2,371 stranded migrants across the country in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and is concerned about the significant numbe

Holding the Line: Border Officials Mobilize Against COVID-19 With IOM’s Support

Nouakchott –  The daily trickle of travelers, livestock and goods that once boarded the ferry between Mauritania and Senegal through the Rosso border crossing will grow when it reopens, one of the few

Launch of the Global Migration Data Portal in French: A Source of Credible Information on Migration

Dakar - At an era where fake news and hate speech spread as rapidly as breaking news, there is an urgent need for trustworthy and reliable information.

IOM Calls for Increased Support for Displaced Amidst Deteriorating Humanitarian Crisis, Emergence of COVID-19 in Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou – Amid the current COVID-19 outbreak in Burkina Faso – the country most affected by the crisis in West Africa – the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is increasingly concerned about the impact the disease...

IOM Takes New Appproach to Business Skills Training for Vulnerable Nigerian Returnees

Lagos – From 9 to 19 March 2020, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) organized a series of newly-designed business skills and management training in Lagos, Nigeria.

More than people 300 attended the fourth IDEE networking event in Zinder.

Young Nigerien Entrepreneurs Meet for Fourth Networking Event

Niamey – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) organized this month (07/03) in Zinder its fourth networking day for young entrepreneurs benefiting from IOM’s project “Initiatives for the Development of the Enterprise...

New Reintegration Projects for More than 1,000 Community Members and Returnees in Niger

Niamey – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Niger has recently signed three new agreements with local NGOs to organize training courses and community-based reintegration projects, for more than 1,000 Nigerien...

West and Central Africa: More Women Search for Equality through Migration

Dakar – For many women across West and Central Africa, migration is a way to increase access to productive assets – such as land, information, finance, education – and economic opportunities.

Women Migrants and Entrepreneurs Talk Female Leadership at IOM’s Transit Center in Niger

Niamey – With the occasion of International Women's Day this Sunday (08/03), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and its partner Accountability Lab organized a series of activities at IOM’s transit center for women...

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Ghana Studies Kenya's National Coordination Mechanism on Migration

Accra, Nairobi - To learn best practices to establish the Ghana National Migration Commission (GNMC), one of the key recommendation of the 2016 Ghana National Migration Policy, the International Organization for Migration (IOM)...

Nigerien Youth Trained in Market Gardening

Niamey – Moussa has been cultivating crops for years without any proper technical guidance.