Press Release

Senegalese Women Artists Raise Their Voices in the Debate on Migration

Dakar“Migration is increasingly affecting women. Even though mothers sometimes finance their children’s migration journeys, they often hold back unvoiced feelings, especially when the journeys lead to tragedies.

CAR Garden Plots Nurture Peace Amid Community Violence

Bambari – If you want to grow a dream, plant a seed.

Job Fair in Niger Brings Together Over 6,000 Visitors, Entrepreneurs and Returnees

Tahoua – An initiative launched in early 2018 – “Initiatives pour le Development de l’Entreprise”, known by the acronym IDEE – is designed to curb irregular migration by encouraging Nigerien youth to believe in themselves as self...

Thousands of Nigerians Displaced by Conflict Find Safe Shelter in New Camp

Maiduguri – Following an attack on her village in late December, Hajja arrived on foot in Maiduguri, Borno State in North-east Nigeria where she found shelter with her family in Teachers Village camp.

When Returning Home is a Deadly Journey, “Shame is the Returnee’s Worst Enemy”

Dakar – The six-day journey to Spain’s Canary Islands from Dakar, Senegal’s capital, on an agitated sea did not break Moustapha.

Enhancing Screening Systems for Trafficking Victims in Mali

Bamako  –  Recent reports have revealed an alarming number of vi

“Burkina Faso is Good!” Raising Awareness about Irregular Migration in Burkina Faso

Tenkodogo – “I have suffered a lot during my journey and I do not wish that on anyone else.

“Tell Us About Migration”: Côte d’Ivoire’s Magic System Music Group Sits in with IOM to Raise Awareness on Risks of Irregular Migration

Abidjan – Ivorian music group Magic System and IOM have joined forces to raise awareness on the risks of irregular migration and promote alternatives for the Ivorian youth.

International Remittances Headline ACP-EU-IOM Discussions in Ghana

Accra – In Sub-Saharan Africa, the flow of remittances is on the rise, but the cost to transfer these funds is far higher than the global average, making the region the most expensive place in the wor

Over 3,500 Returned Migrants; 2,000 Receive Reintegration Assistance in The Gambia

Banjul – The voluntary return of Gambians to their homes is averaging about 143 men and women per month since the start of 2017, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported this week,

Shelters Handed Over to Chadians in Returnee Site

N’djamena – For decades, many citizens of of Chad have sought employment in neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR) where many have lived since at least the 1970s.