Press Release

Thousands of Migrants from West and Central Africa at Risk as Critical Funding for Humanitarian Interventions Comes to an End

Dakar, Senegal – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is appealing for EUR 100 million to continue providing urgent protection and critical assistance to vulnerable migrants from West an

Filmmakers Call Action on Gender-Based Violence in West Africa for Global Migration Film Festival  

Dakar –  Filmmakers from West Africa participating in the annual Global Migration Film Festival are shining the spotlight on gender-bas

Ghana Holds First National Consultation on Global Compact for Migration

Accra - On 30 November 2020, the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) held the first meeting to kick off the National Consultation on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM...

Ghana Launches National Migration Profile to Improve Migration Management

Accra – As a country of origin, transit and destination, Ghana’s migration dynamics are complex.

120 Central African and Sudanese Refugees Resettled to France

N’Djamena – Over the past week (starting 27/11), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) facilitated the resettlement of 120 refugees from Sudan and the Central African Republic (CAR) to France.

Nigeria's Frontline Responders Receive Essential Equipment to Ensure Safe and Healthy Borders

Abuja – Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, movement restrictions in Nigeria significantly have reduced local and international air travel.

IOM Charter Flight Brings Home over 150 Ghanaians from Libya

Tripoli/Accra– Over 150 Ghanaians were provided with Voluntary Humanitarian Return Assistance from Libya by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on 24 November.

IOM Charter Flight Brings Home over 150 Ghanaian from Libya

Tripoli/Accra– Over 150 Ghanaians were provided with Voluntary Humanitarian Return Assistance from Libya by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on 24 November.

Mauritania: IOM and the National Statistics Office Sign Agreement on Data Collection and Analysis on Migration

Nouakchott–  The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the National Statistics Office (Office National de la Statistique, ONS) of Mauritania signed an agreement on Wednesday (25/11) to jointly implement data...

Urgent Support Required to Avert Worsening Situation in Chad’s Lac Province

N’Djamena – This week, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is appealing for USD 2 million to ensure continued access and delivery of lifesaving humanitarian assistance to the most vulne

Photo: OIM 2020

2020 Global Migration Film Festival: Special edition film selection for West and Central Africa

Dakar (Senegal) - This year's 2020 Global Migration Film Festival (GMFF) features a special selection of 14 films with a focus on West and Central Africa.

Photo: IOM 2020

IOM and Ghana Police Service work to enhance capacities to improve child trafficking investigation

Child trafficking remains an issue in Ghana, especially in the fishing industries. Children of various ages and nationalities may fall victim to perpetrators.