Press Release

IOM Director General Swing to Visit Senegal

IOM Director General William Lacy Swing will make an official visit
to Dakar, the Senegalese capital, on Monday July 9th.

Housing for Military Families Aims to Stabilize South Kivu in DRC

Two camps designed and built by IOM to house 1,038 military
personnel and their families have been inaugurated in South Kivu in
the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Sierra Leone Victims Receive Compensation

The National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) yesterday began a
new round of cash payments to 10,753 victims of gross human rights
violations suffered during Sierra Leone’s decade-long

IOM Intervenes to Help Displaced in Northern Mali

USAID and the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) have agreed
to provide USD 774,000 and USD 70,000 respectively to help IOM to

Nigeria Immigration Service, IOM Establish HQ National Intelligence Unit

IOM and the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) are training 21
immigration officials to establish a National Intelligence Unit at
the NIS HQ in the capital Abuja.

IOM Calls for Access to Conflict-Displaced Malians, Appeals for Funds

IOM is urgently appealing for USD 3.5 million to provide immediate
life-saving assistance to internally displaced Malians who have
fled fighting and insecurity in the north of the country to seek

Germany Backs IOM Reintegration of Chadian Migrants Returning from Libya

IOM's efforts to provide social reintegration assistance to
Chadians who have returned empty-handed from Libya has received new
backing from the German Government.

Benin Remains a Country of Emigration and Destination, IOM Migration Profile Confirms

The newly released IOM Migration Profile of Benin shows a
marked increase in the number of Beninese nationals emigrating to
other African West African countries.

IOM Trains Papua New Guineans to Combat Human Trafficking

IOM and the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Department of Justice &
Attorney General (DJAG) have completed a counter-trafficking
training programme for some 200 law enforcement officers, civil

Chadian Returnees from Libya Need Reintegration Support: IOM

An IOM assessment of the conditions of Chadian migrants who
returned from Libya has found that most are in urgent need of
reintegration support in their communities. The study also found

IOM, Partners Relocate Displaced Malians from Niger's South-western Border

IOM, in partnership with the Government of Niger and UNHCR, has
relocated more than 500 vulnerable Malian families from insanitary
and overcrowded makeshift settlements in and around the

IOM Chad, US Embassy Sign Agreement for the Donation of USD 50,000 to Aid Chadian Migrants Stranded in Ngouboua

IOM Chad signed an agreement on 16th March 2012 with the US Embassy in Chad for the donation of 50,000 US dollars to meet the basic needs of some 1,000 Chadian returnees who have fled the armed violence between Boko H