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Young Ivorian performers put on a show during the finale for the competition “Tell Us about Migration” in Abidjan on March 29, 2019. Photo: Mohamed Aly Diabate/IOM

Culture and Art to Raise Awareness in Côte d'Ivoire

Abidjan – More than 200 young Ivorians participated in the closing ceremony of the “Tell Us about Migration” contest organized in Côte d’Ivoire.

IOM Assists 160 Migrants with Voluntary Humanitarian Return Despite Ongoing Armed Conflict

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) continues to provide Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) assistance to migrants stranded in Libya and wishing to return home, despite the backdrop of continuing armed conflict in in Tripoli and...

Sierra Leonean Youth to Benefit from Japan, IOM Partnership

Freetown – At least 2,000 Sierra Leonean youths facing chronic unemployment or underemployment will receive market-driven vocational training over the next three years under a project funded by the Go

Thousands of Young People to Benefit from Partnership Between IOM and Government of Japan in Sierra Leone

Freetown – At least 2,000 Sierra Leonean youths facing chronic unemployment or underemployment will receive market-driven vocational training over the next three years under a project funded by the Go

In North-East Nigeria, Access to Water Paves the Way for a Brighter Future

Maiduguri – Ongoing hostilities in north-east Nigeria has caused the displacement of 1.8 million women, men and children, hampering their access to vital resources including water.  

Awareness-Raising Caravan Sets Off for Month-long Trip Across Niger

Niamey – An awareness-raising caravan called In da na sa’ni (“If only I had known” in Hausa) left Niamey yesterday (04/04) for a monthlong trip to raise awareness of the risks of irregular migration a

IOM, UNHCR Collaborate to Protect Migrant and Refugee Populations in Mauritania

Nouakchott – Nouadhibou is a key port in Northern Mauritania where over an estimated 32,000 migrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers are living.

IOM, UNHCR Collaborate to Protect Migrant Populations in Mauritania

Nouakchott – Nouadhibou is a key port in Northern Mauritania where over an estimated 32,000 migrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers are living.

IOM staff speaks with Sierra Leonean youth to assess their perception of the risks and prevalence of human trafficking in Sierra Leone. Photo: IOM/François-Xavier Ada 2019

Sierra Leone: Government and Civil Society Gather to Protect Victims of Trafficking

Makeni City - Every year thousands of young women and boys are trafficked in Sierra Leone for sexual exploitation or forced labour.

Community clean-up exercise in Giboro, The Gambia. (c) IOM 2019

Promoting Cross-Border Community Cohesion in The Gambia and Senegal

Banjul – In March 2019, the last of a series of four cross-border community cohesion initiatives was concluded in Karang, a community in Senegal bordering The Gambia.

Mali: Strengthening Psychosocial Support for Sustainable Reintegration of Returned Migrants

Bamako – Since 2017, over 11,000 Malians have been assisted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Government of Mali to voluntarily return home.

Photo: IOM/A. Borgarello

Action! Awareness Raising Mobile Cinema Tours The Gambia

Banjul – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in The Gambia officially launched on 27 March 2019 the fifth edition of CinemArena, a six-week mobile cinema initiative aimed at raising awareness on the risks of and...