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Gambian tourism security officials Aramata Jarjue and Musa Player discuss how they can apply new lessons learned into their day-to-day work (c) IOM 2019 Miko Alazas

IOM Engages Gambian Tourism Sector in Counter-Trafficking Efforts

Banjul – As the tourist season in The Gambia comes to full swing, the industry is widely regarded as a potential hotspot for exploitation in the country, in particular child sex tourism.

Côte d’Ivoire: World-Renowned Photojournalist Reza Trains Returned Migrants, Journalists in Photography

Abidjan – “Photography is a universal language which can help express feelings and convey emotions without using words,” said Reza Deghati, the internationally acclaimed news photographer, who began his celebrated career 40 years...

IOM Nigeria Partners with Google to Train Returnees in Digital Skills

Benin City/Lagos – Ever wonder how IOM finds collaborators? Well, in this instance, it ‘Googles’ them. Literally. 

Mauritania: Shipwreck Survivors Returned Home by Authorities

Nouadhibou – Mauritanian authorities in coordination with the governments of The Gambia and Senegal today began returning the 87 survivors of Wednesday’s fatal shipwreck to their countries of origin.

Death Toll from Mauritania Ship Sinking Mounts as Support to Survivors Gathers Momentum

Nouadhibou – The death toll from Wednesday’s tragic sinking of a fishing boat carrying migrants to the Canary Islands rose to 62 late yesterday with the recovery of four bodies as IOM’s efforts to help survivors gathered momentum...

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IOM Engages with Community Influencers in Ghana To Address Irregular Migration And Returned Migrants’ Mental Health

Accra – Last week, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Ghana organized a training for 59 community influencers in the Bono and Bono East regions, two migration-prone areas in the country.

Fifty-eight Migrants Confirmed Dead After Boat from The Gambia Capsizes Near Coast of Mauritania

Nouadhibou –  At least 58 men, women and children are confirmed dead after a vessel carrying an estimated 150 migrants sank as it approached the coast of Mauritania on Wednesday.

At Least 58 Migrants Dead after Boat Capsizes Near Coast of Mauritania

Nouadhibou –  At least 58 people are confirmed dead after a vessel carrying migrants sank as it approached the coast of Mauritania today.

The training included participants from various UN agencies and international and local NGOs working on the topic of child protection. Photo: IOM/Daniel Kisito Kouawo

Joint Training on Protection of Unaccompanied Children Strengthens National Capacities in Niger

Niamey – Between 25 and 29 November, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in cooperation with the national Child Protection Sub Cluster in Niamey, organized a training on the protection of unaccompanied and...

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IOM supports the Government of Ghana in the establishment of the Ghana National Migration Commission

Accra – To support the Government of Ghana in establishing the Ghana National Migration Commission (GNMC) and strengthening migration governance, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) took part in the first meeting...

Photo: IOM/Seydou Tangara 2019

Access to Water for IDPs in Mali: IOM Builds a Borehole in the Mopti Region

Mopti – Deadly attacks affecting the Mopti Region in central Mali since the beginning of the year continue to displace people to the main city of Mopti.

Powerful New Exhibition Launches Results of Artisanal Gold Mining Research in West Africa

Dakar – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Regional Office for West and Central Africa, today unveils a powerful exhibition, Pour Tout l’Or du Monde (‘For All the Gold in the World’), documenting the plight of...