Press Release

United Nations in West and Central Africa Concerned Over Increased Vulnerabilities of Migrants Amid COVID-19

Dakar – The Regional United Nations Network on Migration together with the Regional UN-SDG COVID-19 Executive Committee in West and Central Africa are concerned with the wellbeing of millions of migrants across the region amid...

IOM Supports Returnees and Migrant Quarantine Centre with Protective Equipment and Psychosocial Support Training in Ghana

Accra - In Ghana, as part of the national COVID-19 response, the Government has stepped up its efforts to evacuate hundreds of Ghanaians stranded in various countries across the globe including West Africa.

Sahel: Joint statement by United Nations and international NGOs on the occasion of the G5 Sahel Summit in Nouakchott

Dakar, 30 June – United Nations humanitarian agencies and non-governmental organizations, signatories to this statement, take note of the organization of the G5 Sahel Summit in Nouakchott on 30 June and encourage the actors...

Stranded for Three Months, 338 Malians Come Home Via Humanitarian Corridor

Bamako – On Tuesday (23/06), 159 Malians returned home on a charter flight thanks to a humanitarian corridor opened by the governments of Niger and Mali.

IOM Niger Goes Digital to Empower Communities to Deter Fake News

Niamey – “Fake news” is the modern shorthand for humankind’s ageless penchant to engage in rumor, hearsay and gossip – all of which can harbor deadly consequences during a public health emergency. Like now.  

Central Sahel: IOM Appeals for USD 37.8 Million to Continue Lifesaving Assistance to 460,000 Vulnerable People Amid Pandemic

Dakar – A rise in violence and the multi-layered humanitarian crisis in the Central Sahel region have resulted in the internal displacement of 1.25 million people.   

IOM Launches USD 54 Million Appeal to Help Vulnerable Migrants, Mobile Populations in West and Central Africa

Dakar – This week (17 June), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in West and Central Africa called on its partners and the donor community to support its USD 54,158,500 ...

IOM Launches USD 54 Million Appeal to Support Vulnerable Migrants and Mobile Populations in West and Central Africa

Dakar – This week (17 June), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in West and Central Africa called on its partners and the donor community to support its USD 54,158,500 ...

The streets of Agadez now have new solar street lights. Photo: IOM/Monica Chiriac

New Solar Street Lights in Agadez Strengthen the Safety of Local Communities

Niamey – Despite the installation of solar street lights at the end of 2016, the majority of the population in the city of Agadez continued to live in the dark.

Migration Flows Across West and Central Africa Nearly Halved by COVID-19; Mobile Populations Economically Impacted

Dakar – Data collected at 35 key transit points across West and Central Africa by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) indicate regional migration has dropped by nearly 50 per cent during the first half of 2020 (...

Understanding Remittances Behaviour in Chad Amid COVID-19: IOM Launches First Study on Remittances

N’Djamena – Toumaï, “hope of life” in Gorane,  is the name given to the oldest human ancestor discovered in Northern Chad two decades ago.

United Nations and NGOS call for urgent strengthening of the protection of civilian populations in the Sahel

Dakar – United Nations humanitarian agencies and non-governmental organizations welcome the organization of a ministerial meeting on the Sahel on 12 June, following the establishment of the Sahel Coalition and the Partnership for...