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A woman and her two daughters living in the IOM transit centre in Faya. Credit: IOM/François-Xavier Ada

IOM Hails Historic Decree Establishing Chad’s First Counter-Trafficking National Commission

N’Djamena – Last month (02/08), the Government of Chad announced the establishment of the country’s National Commission against Human Trafficking (CNLTP)....

IOM Supports “Strategic Diaspora Mobilization” During COVID-19 Outbreak in Mauritania

Nouakchott – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) this month launched a new programme tapping the socio-economic power of diaspora Mauritanians—now some 128,500 strong— that already remi

Demba is one of 36 returnees trained to produce 50,000 face masks for schools. © IOM 2020

Gambian Returnees Produce 50,000 Face Masks for Schools

Banjul – On 5 March 2021, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) handed over to the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE) 15,000 face masks, the final batch of 50,000 masks produced by returnees.

IOM Partners with Dromaa East District Assembly to Support Returnees and Build the Resilience of Communities

Accra - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Dormaa East District Assembly in the Bono region of Ghana joined efforts to establish a new Gari processing factory and a cashew seedlings nursery in...

IOM Launches USD 8 Million Plan to Stop Ebola Resurgence in Guinea

Geneva / Conakry – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is mobilizing to help stop the resurgence of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Guinea and...

IOM Appeals for Lifesaving Assistance to over half a million displaced and vulnerable migrants in Niger

Niamey – Niger, one of the Sahel region’s busiest transit countries for migrants, faces multiple emergencies.

Indebtedness Affects 68% of Returnee Migrants in Six West African Countries, Jeopardizing Their Reintegration at Home

Dakar – A study conducted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on the impact of indebtedness on returnee migrants in six West African countries reveals that 68 per cent are in debt, w

Consular Mission to Niger Strengthens Protection of Gambian Migrants

Niamey – Since 2017, over 1,600 Gambian migrants stranded in Niger have returned home with support from the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

A woman beneficiary stands in front of her new shelter constructed in the Tagal displacement site by IOM. Credit: IOM/Andrea Ruffini 2020.

IOM Partners with the Republic of Korea on Assistance to Displaced Persons in Chad’s Lake Province

N’Djamena – The Republic of Korea, through its Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has granted USD 300, 000 to support the International Organization for Migration (IOM)’s assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Chad’s Lake...

Stories of Hardship and Hope: Nigeria Migration Reporter Awards Celebrate Outstanding Journalism

Abuja – Nigeria continues to be a country of origin, transit, and destination of migrants where the media has an influential role in shaping public opinion about migration.

Ghana Immigration Service Receives COVID-19 Protection Equipment as part of EU-ECOWAS Assistance to ECOWAS Member States

Accra – On 30 November 2020, at the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) Headquarters, GIS received Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as part of the EU-ECOWAS Assistance to ECOWAS Member States (Niger, Nigeria,...

International Migrants Day 2020: IOM invites to reimagine human mobility together

The global pandemic has exposed all of us to unprecedented challenges, and migrants, including returnees and survivors of trafficking, are among those who have felt the negative impact of COVID-19 the most.