Press Release

Humanitarian Needs Grow as Burkina Faso Faces Unprecedented Level of Internal Displacement

Ouagadougou  – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is concerned about the situation facing over 920,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Burkina Faso, where displacement figures continue to grow as violence...

Clean Water, Hygiene and Sanitation: Crucial to Contain COVID-19 Among IDPs in Northeast Nigeria

Maiduguri – COVID-19 continues to disrupt the health, public life and livelihoods in Africa’s most populous country.

Mauritania: A Milestone Reform of Laws Against Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling

Nouakchott – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) welcomed this month the efforts of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, whose National Assembly passed on 7 July a new law against trafficking in persons and endorsed...

17 returnees undergo a COVID-19 training to equip them to lead awareness raising initiatives. (c) IOM 2020.

Migrant Returnees, Gambian Authorities Join Forces to Step Up COVID-19 Community Engagement

Banjul – Migration plays a significant role in continental Africa’s smallest country, The Gambia.

17 returnees undergo a COVID-19 training to equip them to lead awareness raising initiatives. (c) IOM 2020.

Migrant Returnees, Gambian Authorities Join Forces to Step Up COVID-19 Community Engagement

Banjul – Migration plays a significant role in continental Africa’s smallest country, The Gambia.

Supporting Internally displaced persons in the North West and South West regions

Yaoundé - In the context of the current pandemic of COVID-19 which hit Cameroon in March 2020, living conditions for internally displaced persons in regions in crisis are expected to further deteriorate.

How COVID-19 Affects Nomadic Herders: IOM’s Transhumance Tracking Tool Launched in Mauritania

Nouakchott/Dakar – Herders in Africa’s arid Sahelian region follow a seasonal cycle as they seek greener pastures for their livestock.

New Water Facilities Help Resettled Communities Fight COVID-19 in Sierra Leone

Freetown – Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, handwashing remains among the most difficult preventive measures for millions of Sierra Leoneans to follow.

IOM Water Facilities Help Resettled Communities Fight COVID-19 in Sierra Leone

Freetown – Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, handwashing remains among the most difficult preventive measures for millions of Sierra Leoneans to follow.

124 Cameroonians Come Home Safely from Niger; Over 6,000 Assisted during Pandemic through European Union Support

Yaoundé – Despite borders closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, 124 Cameroonians stranded in Niger safely returned home last week on a flight chartered by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

IOM organizes double return flight between Belize and El Salvador

Belize – A plane chartered by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) completed last Friday a round-trip humanitarian flight, carrying 32 Salvadoran nationals from Belize to El Salvador and bringing home 13 Belizeans ...

More than 100 project beneficiaries and partners attended IDEE’s closing ceremony. Photo: IOM/Daniel Kisito Kouawo

Over 100 Beneficiaries Attend Closing Ceremony for Youth Entrepreneurship Project

Niamey – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) organized last Friday (26/06) in Niamey the closing ceremony for the project “Initiatives for the Development of the Enterprise” (IDEE), attended by over 100 partners,...