Women from the ECOWAS region are meeting in Dakar to find new ways
to curb irregular migration from Sub Saharan Africa to Europe.
As part of efforts to combat significant levels of irregular
migration from Senegal, the Senegalese government and IOM have
launched an information campaign aimed at raising awareness of the
IOM and its partners this week reunited another group of 25
trafficked children with their families.
Working with the Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs
A Spanish hospital ship carrying a group of exhausted African
migrants rescued from a sinking pirogue off the coast of West
Africa docked in Dakar yesterday.
IOM Accra has launched a six-week information campaign to promote
safe migration and to prevent trafficking and irregular migration
through and from Ghana to Europe.
An IOM research aimed at gauging levels of human trafficking among
Ethiopian migrants attempting to reach the Gulf countries via
Somalia, has shed valuable light on smugglers and routes on a
An unseaworthy vessel transporting hundreds of male Asian and
African undocumented migrants docked on Monday in the northern
Mauritanian port of Nouadhibou after more than a week in
Judges and state prosecutors from across Mauritania have recognised
the need for a change in legislation in order for them to
successfully prosecute migrant smugglers following a week-long
IOM and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are
jointly organizing a capacity building workshop on "common
approaches to irregular migration in West Africa."
The first 110 Ethiopian migrants stranded in the Somali town of
Bossasso and wanting to go home, have been helped back to Ethiopia