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Burkina Faso: 300 Migrant and Host Community Children Celebrate the International Day of the African Child

Tenkodogo – To mark the International Day of the African Child, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) organized events and activities on June 16, bringing together 300 host community children and those of returned...

Entrepreneurship in Niger: 75 Start-up and Business Owners Meet to Dialogue on Youth Employment

Niamey – Every year a lack of job opportunities, extreme weather and extreme poverty push young Nigeriens to leave their country to search for a better life, either seasonally or indefinitely.  

Mopti: Over 50,000 People Displaced Amid Inter-communal Violence

Mopti – The deadly attack on Sunday (09/06) in the village of Sobane in central Mali, which killed 35 villagers – and 60 are still missing – continues to displace people to Mopti, one of the largest t

Psychosocial Reintegration of Gambian Returnees Strengthened through Mobile Health Caravans

Brikama – In an effort to strengthen the psychosocial reintegration of returnees and promote universal access to healthcare in their communities, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has

Solar Lamp Posts to Improve Safety, Social Cohesion in Kawar Region of Niger

Dirkou – At the request of local authorities and community members, IOM last month installed 55 solar lamp posts in the Bilma department, region of Kawar in Niger, through its project Community Stabil

Sierra Leone: Diaspora Health Professionals Offer Free Medical Services in Rural Communities

Moyamba – In 2017, IOM launched the project “Strengthening Sierra Leonean National Health Care Capacity through Diaspora Engagement” under its Migration and Development for Africa (MIDA) programme. Th

Nigerian Displaced Communities Prepare for Rains as First Storms Raze Hundreds of Homes

Maiduguri – Zaynab stands next to the remnants of her home she used to share with her six children before it was destroyed by early season rainstorms.

Echanges interactives entre les journalistes et les formateurs de l’OIM et de l’association « Carta di Roma »

600 Journalists Trained on Media Coverage on Migration, 25 in Côte d’Ivoire

Abidjan – Since January 2018, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has trained nearly 600 journalists and media professionals in West and Central Africa to improve media coverage on migration.

Recreational Centre Opens for Children in Zinder, Niger

Zinder – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) officially handed over last Friday (17 May) the Centre for the Prevention, Promotion and Protection of Children (CEPPP) in Matameye, departm

Sierra Leone : 41 Law Enforcement Personnel Trained To Combat Trafficking in Persons

Makeni City – “Our collaborative efforts in combating the crime is indispensable and the systematic approach in mitigating crimes of this nature as presented in the training provides us the opportunity to learn and optimize...

Japan-Funded Emergency Response in Niger

Tillabéry – The International Organization for Migration is launching an emergency response project in the Tillabéry region in Niger with funding from the Government of Japan.

10,000 Ghanaian Youth Learn about Pitfalls of Irregular Migration

Accra – Several years ago high school directors from Ghana’s Brong Ahafo and Ashanti regions began noticing that many of their students were dropping out before graduating.