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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.

Traditional and Religious Leaders Join Forces to Curb Irregular Migration

Abuja – On 7-8 May 2019, 29 traditional and religious leaders, imams and priests from Edo and Delta States in southern Nigeria gathered in Abuja to exchange best practices on combating human trafficking and...

First Crisis Simulation Exercise Takes Place along Gambian-Senegalese Border

Giboro – In an effort to empower authorities to effectively respond to large-scale population movements, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) organized the first...

IOM launched the “Migration and the 2030 Agenda: A Guide for Practitioners” at a three-day Joint Training Workshop for Ghanaian and Ethiopian Government Officials in Ghana

Akosombo - On 7-9 May 2019, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Ghana, in partnership with the IOM Mission in Ethiopia, held a three-day joint training workshop for Ghanaian and Ethiopian government officials on...

“Neighbourhood Radios”, an Innovative Initiative for Exchange and Debate on Migration in Senegal

Dakar – From 19 to 30 April, a series of radio programmes, exhibitions and debates bringing together community members, local leaders, families and returned migrants were held in the suburbs of Dakar, Senegal...

IOM, Partners Carry Out Displacement Crisis Simulation Exercise at the Senegal-Mauritania Border

Bakel – More than 300 people took part in a fifth cross-border crisis simulation exercise organized Thursday by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in partnership with the Government of

Voluntary Humanitarian Return From Conflict-Hit Libya: 72 Stranded Migrants Return to The Gambia

Banjul – “The conditions in Libya were very tough. Our human rights were not being respected,” says Lamin, a Gambian migrant who was in detention in Libya for five months.

ECOWAS, IOM Launch Cross-Border Campaign to Promote Use of Travel Documents, Tackle Human Trafficking in Nigeria, Togo and Benin

Abuja – From 23 to 26 April, communities, law enforcement officers and transporters along the Nigeria-Benin and Benin-Togo borders joined an awareness raising campaign aiming to address the need for better border controls and...

Student-Journalists Trained on Migration Reporting in The Gambia

Jufureh – To strengthen the coverage of migration issues, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in The Gambia trained 44 student-journalists on migration reporting on 18 and 19 April.

Reggae Concert to Celebrate Social Inclusion in Mauritania

Nouakchott – The first-ever reggae concert organized in Mauritania was held on 13 April in the capital city, Nouakchott where 13 musicians and artists from Mauritania, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea Bissau and Senegal performed in front...

Credit: @OIM/ L. Chandellier 2019

Opening of the First Reception, Transit and Counselling Centre for Migrants in Guinea

Conakry – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Guinea and its partners inaugurated on 18 April 2019 in Conakry, the Guinean capital, the first reception, transit and counselling centre for returned migrants in...

Trainers Build Capacity to Monitor and Evaluate Voluntary Return and Reintegration Programme in Nigeria

Benin City - From 8-10 April, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) organized a workshop in Benin City, Edo State, to build the capacity of trainers to monitor and evaluate the impact of the voluntary return and...