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Guinea-Bissau Forum calls for Engagement with Diaspora Members

Bissau – More than 100 representatives from Government, civil society organizations and international humanitarian and development organizations participated in the Diaspora Forum organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with...

Governments of Ghana and Nigeria exchange about set up of a National Migration Commission

Abuja, Accra – From 29 to 31 January 2020, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) facilitated a study visit for a delegation from the Government of Ghana (GoG) to meet with the Nigerian...

Education and awareness raising: a shared responsibility for IOM and Civil Society Organisations in Ghana

Accra – Out of the 600,000 migrants identified in Libya by IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), over 360,000 come from West and Central Africa, 11% of which are Ghanaians (42,000).

Nigerian superstar Fireboy closed the event performing before 1,130 attendants. Photo: Jorge Galindo/IOM

Concert for Safe Migration and Social Cohesion in Nigeria Hits the Right Note

Benin City – Nigeria is synonymous with musical virtuosity and innovation.

Slam Poets Compete to Raise Awareness of the Risky Journeys in Burkina Faso

Tenkodogo - I am the slave who slams to save souls.

I am the slave who slams to wipe tears,

the slave who slams to extinguish flames

IOM, FAO Lead Partnership for Disaster Risk Reduction in West and Central Africa

Dakar – The number of internally displaced people in West and Central Africa has more than doubled in the past three years driven by climate and environmental change, fast-paced urbanization, populati

IOM, Government representatives, Human Trafficking Management Board visit communities on Volta Lake

Kete Krachi/Accra – From 8 to 10 January 2020, the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) and its Human Trafficking Secretariat (HTS), in coordination with the International Organization for Migration (IOM),...

Weekend Attack an Effort to Intimidate Humanitarian Actors

Ngala - On 18 January, non-state armed groups stormed a humanitarian facility in Ngala town, some 124 kilometers from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state.

New Funding Mechanisms for Sustainable Health Security in Guinea

Conakry – Guinea was one of the hardest hit countries by the Ebola (EVD) outbreak in West Africa in 2014, with 3,358 confirmed cases and more than 2,500 deaths. To prevent future outbreaks and minimiz

Solar Lanterns Bring Light in Freetown Flood Victims’ Resettlement Camp

Freetown – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) last week distributed solar lanterns to 106 households at the resettlement camp (‘Mile Six’), located 50 kilometres outside Freetown, Sier

“Connect 223”: The New Event Gathering Young Malians to Discuss “Migration” Issues

Bamako - Migration issues have been the focus of news for years: migrant exploitation, deaths or shipwrecks in the Mediterranean make headlines for news.

IOM Hits Milestone: 5,000+ Gambians Supported with Assisted Return

Banjul – The Gambia is a small coastal West African country of just over two million people.