Press Release

“Neighbourhood Radios”, an Innovative Initiative for Exchange and Debate on Migration in Senegal

Dakar – From 19 to 30 April, a series of radio programmes, exhibitions and debates bringing together community members, local leaders, families and returned migrants were held in the suburbs of Dakar, Senegal...

IOM, Partners Carry Out Displacement Crisis Simulation Exercise at the Senegal-Mauritania Border

Bakel – More than 300 people took part in a fifth cross-border crisis simulation exercise organized Thursday by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in partnership with the Government of

Voluntary Humanitarian Return From Conflict-Hit Libya: 72 Stranded Migrants Return to The Gambia

Banjul – “The conditions in Libya were very tough. Our human rights were not being respected,” says Lamin, a Gambian migrant who was in detention in Libya for five months.

ECOWAS, IOM Launch Cross-Border Campaign to Promote Use of Travel Documents, Tackle Human Trafficking in Nigeria, Togo and Benin

Abuja – From 23 to 26 April, communities, law enforcement officers and transporters along the Nigeria-Benin and Benin-Togo borders joined an awareness raising campaign aiming to address the need for better border controls and...

Student-Journalists Trained on Migration Reporting in The Gambia

Jufureh – To strengthen the coverage of migration issues, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in The Gambia trained 44 student-journalists on migration reporting on 18 and 19 April.

Reggae Concert to Celebrate Social Inclusion in Mauritania

Nouakchott – The first-ever reggae concert organized in Mauritania was held on 13 April in the capital city, Nouakchott where 13 musicians and artists from Mauritania, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea Bissau and Senegal performed in front...

Credit: @OIM/ L. Chandellier 2019

Opening of the First Reception, Transit and Counselling Centre for Migrants in Guinea

Conakry – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Guinea and its partners inaugurated on 18 April 2019 in Conakry, the Guinean capital, the first reception, transit and counselling centre for returned migrants in...

Trainers Build Capacity to Monitor and Evaluate Voluntary Return and Reintegration Programme in Nigeria

Benin City - From 8-10 April, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) organized a workshop in Benin City, Edo State, to build the capacity of trainers to monitor and evaluate the impact of the voluntary return and...

Mixed Migration and Migrant Protection: A Training Workshop for Civil Society Actors

Dakar From 10 to 13 April 2019, a civil society capacity-building workshop on mixed migration, international recruitment, and migrant protection was jointly organized by the International Catholic Migration...

Reintegration Counselling Sessions for Senegalese Returned Migrants: A First Step Towards Reintegration

Dakar – The second round of reintegration counselling sessions for migrant returnees was organized on Monday (15/04) by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Directorate of Senegalese Abroad (Direction...

IOM, Partners Host Workshop to Improve the Well-being of Returnees

Benin City- “Reintegration back home can be mistakenly conceptualized as an easy process as migrants return to their community and family,” said Gaia Quaranta, IOM Thematic Specialist at the Regional Office for West and Central...

Improving the Living Conditions of Refugee Host Communities in Mauritania

Nouakchott – The Hodh Ech Chargui region of Mauritania faces challenges linked to access to water and animal health, with livestock being the only means of subsistence.