Niamey – Niger is one of Africa’s largest nations, and one of its poorest.
Stranded Sierra Leoneans Return Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Part of 2,800 Returns Along Humanitarian Corridors in West, Central Africa
Freetown —This week (13 August), 59 Sierra Leoneans stranded in Senegal since the outbreak of COVID-19 returned home safely via air charter flight, bringing to 2,800 the number of people assisted with voluntary return in the...
IOM, UNICEF, and Save the Children facilitate the opening of Child Protection and Social Integration Centers amid COVID-19 crisis
Nouakchott – The Mauritanian government along with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Save the Children and UNICEF, inaugurated on 4 August the recently rehabilitated Centres for the Social Protection and...
Banjul – The rapid spread of COVID-19 in the Gambia in recent weeks is pushing The Gambia’s healthcare system to the brink.
Bol – Capital of the Lake region, the archipelago city of Bol plays a key role in regional trade, through Lake Chad, the “green lung” of the region connecting Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria.
Abuja – On 24 July, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) validated five new strategies to guide migration policy in a region where intraregional movement has been severely hampered by COVID-19.
Lagos – On 28 July, 109 Nigerian migrants returned safely from Mali on a long-awaited charter flight organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) with the support of the United Kingdom’s Department for International...
Banjul – “I came to The Gambia to sell bitter kola. I am a businesswoman; this is what I do,” explained Adaoby Thomas from Nigeria.
Ghana has an estimated 466,780 international migrants, the majority of whom originate from other ECOWAS states.
Livelihood, Psychosocial Support as Shipwreck Survivors Contribute to COVID-19 Response in the Gambia
Banjul – Seven months after a fatal shipwreck off Mauritania claimed the lives of at least 62 Gambians, survivors and their families continue their fight to recover, now against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Freetown – After being closed for four months, Sierra Leone’s only international airport is open again to foreign commercial flights.
Niamey – During the COVID-19 pandemic, many remote communities in Niger struggle with access to basic services such as water, electricity and hygiene supplies.