Press Release

Stranded Ethiopian Migrants Helped Home

The first 110 Ethiopian migrants stranded in the Somali town of
Bossasso and wanting to go home, have been helped back to Ethiopia
by IOM.

Stranded Migrants Return Home

A group of 17 Guinean migrants intercepted by the Moroccan navy as
they attempted to reach the Canary Islands in small open boats,
have been helped to return home voluntarily by IOM.

Essentials of Migration Management Workshop

Training on selected modules of IOM’s
Essentials of Migration Management (EMM) was completed last week in
Kinshasa for 28 senior officials from the Ministry of

Migrants Stranded in the Desert Return Home

A group of 30 Indian and Bangladeshi
migrants left stranded in the baking Mauritanian desert by
smugglers with little water, no food or identification papers, are

Another Group of Children Rescued From Forced Labour

Twenty-six more children have been rescued
by IOM from forced labour at a fishing community near Yeji on the
northern shores of Ghana's Lake Volta.

Italian Banks Support Migration Development Initiative

The Italian cooperative banking system has
decided to support an IOM migration and development programme by
looking at new ways of providing immigrants with banking services

More Children Rescued From Forced Labour

Thirteen more children were rescued last week from forced labour at
a fishing community near Yeji on the northern shores of Ghana's
Lake Volta by IOM.

Ministerial Conference of Least Developed Countries Focuses on Migrant Remittances

A two-day ministerial conference gets underway this week in
Benin’s capital, Cotonou aimed at improving the impact of
migrant remittances on development in the world’s least
developed countries.

Sudanese Refugees Return Home

A first group of 49 Sudanese refugees yesterday boarded an IOM
chartered plane in the southeastern Central African Republic
(C.A.R) town of Mboki for a short flight to Tambura, in

Sudanese Refugees To Return Home

An inaugural flight returning the first 50 Sudanese refugees who
have been in southeastern Central African Republic (C.A.R) for more
than 16 years, will take place in the first week of February.

Stranded Bangladesh Migrants Return Home

A group of 48 Bangladeshi migrants who had been left stranded by
smuggling networks in the Sahara desert while trying to reach the
northern shores of the Mediterranean, have been helped by IOM to