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IOM trains social workers in Ghana to better assist child trafficking survivors

Throughout September and October 2020, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Ghana ran a series of trainings for officers from the Department of Social Welfare (DSW) to empower them with theoretical knowledge and practical skills...

Returnees, Health Workers Join Hands to Improve Psychosocial Well-being in Nigeria

Benin City – COVID-19 continues to put a strain on public health systems, as well as on the livelihoods and purchasing power of people around the world.

Decongestion Efforts Begin in Displacement Camps in North-East Nigeria Amid Growing Humanitarian Needs

Maiduguri – Unrelenting violence in north-east Nigeria has prompted new waves of displacement to congested camps in 2020.

2020 Death Toll in West Africa Sea Route Tops 500 Amid Uptick in Departures

Dakar – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is extremely concerned about the increase in deaths recorded on the West Africa route to the Canary Islands.

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Amidst COVID-19, IOM Strengthens Healthcare Facilities in Chad

Moussoro – Located about 350 kilometres from N’Djamena, at “the doors of the desert”, the city of Moussoro, in the Barh el-Ghazel Province of Chad, is an important transportation hub connecting Chad with Sudan and Libya.

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IOM, Ghana Immigration Service, CSOs, scale up efforts to raise awareness among communities of safe migration

Accra – To support the sustainability of awareness-raising activities on safe migration in Ghana, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), with support from the European Union under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for...

Returnees Produce Nose Masks to Support National COVID-19 Response

In Ghana, a group of returnees has started to produce nose masks under the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant...

Urgent Assistance Needed for an Estimated 11,500 Persons Newly Displaced by Chad Floods

N’Djamena – An estimated 11,500 people have been forced to leave their homes since late October as a result of flash floods in N’Djamena, Chad’s capital city.

Growing Humanitarian Needs Among Migrants Rescued off Mauritanian Coast

Nouakchott, Mauritania – Around 400 migrants have been intercepted or rescued off the coast of Mauritania since mid-October.

Deadliest Shipwreck of the Year Claims at Least 140 Lives

Saint-Louis, Senegal – At least 140 people have drowned after a vessel carrying around 200 migrants sank off the Senegalese coast, the deadliest shipwreck recorded in 2020. 

In Ghana, Returnees Rebuild their Lives and Feed their Communities

Bono - In 2019, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) partnered with BOK Africa Concern, a Ghana-based NGO, to develop community reintegration projects in the Bono and Bono East regions of Ghana.

Escalating Conflict, Mass Displacement in the Central Sahel Require Concerted Action

Geneva – A dramatic surge in violence in the Central Sahel this year has led to a worrying increase in fatalities and displacement across Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.