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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.