Press Release

Reintegration Counselling Sessions for Senegalese Returned Migrants: A First Step Towards Reintegration

Dakar – The second round of reintegration counselling sessions for migrant returnees was organized on Monday (15/04) by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Directorate of Senegalese Abroad (Direction...

Mixed Migration and Migrant Protection: A Training Workshop for Civil Society Actors

Dakar From 10 to 13 April 2019, a civil society capacity-building workshop on mixed migration, international recruitment, and migrant protection was jointly organized by the International Catholic Migration...

IOM, Partners Host Workshop to Improve the Well-being of Returnees

Benin City- “Reintegration back home can be mistakenly conceptualized as an easy process as migrants return to their community and family,” said Gaia Quaranta, IOM Thematic Specialist at the Regional Office for West and Central...

Improving the Living Conditions of Refugee Host Communities in Mauritania

Nouakchott – The Hodh Ech Chargui region of Mauritania faces challenges linked to access to water and animal health, with livestock being the only means of subsistence.

Young Ivorian performers put on a show during the finale for the competition “Tell Us about Migration” in Abidjan on March 29, 2019. Photo: Mohamed Aly Diabate/IOM

Culture and Art to Raise Awareness in Côte d'Ivoire

Abidjan – More than 200 young Ivorians participated in the closing ceremony of the “Tell Us about Migration” contest organized in Côte d’Ivoire.

IOM Assists 160 Migrants with Voluntary Humanitarian Return Despite Ongoing Armed Conflict

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) continues to provide Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) assistance to migrants stranded in Libya and wishing to return home, despite the backdrop of continuing armed conflict in in Tripoli and...

Sierra Leonean Youth to Benefit from Japan, IOM Partnership

Freetown – At least 2,000 Sierra Leonean youths facing chronic unemployment or underemployment will receive market-driven vocational training over the next three years under a project funded by the Go

Thousands of Young People to Benefit from Partnership Between IOM and Government of Japan in Sierra Leone

Freetown – At least 2,000 Sierra Leonean youths facing chronic unemployment or underemployment will receive market-driven vocational training over the next three years under a project funded by the Go

In North-East Nigeria, Access to Water Paves the Way for a Brighter Future

Maiduguri – Ongoing hostilities in north-east Nigeria has caused the displacement of 1.8 million women, men and children, hampering their access to vital resources including water.  

Awareness-Raising Caravan Sets Off for Month-long Trip Across Niger

Niamey – An awareness-raising caravan called In da na sa’ni (“If only I had known” in Hausa) left Niamey yesterday (04/04) for a monthlong trip to raise awareness of the risks of irregular migration a

IOM, UNHCR Collaborate to Protect Migrant and Refugee Populations in Mauritania

Nouakchott – Nouadhibou is a key port in Northern Mauritania where over an estimated 32,000 migrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers are living.

IOM, UNHCR Collaborate to Protect Migrant Populations in Mauritania

Nouakchott – Nouadhibou is a key port in Northern Mauritania where over an estimated 32,000 migrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers are living.