Press Release

Regional Conference on Migration in Africa Promotes Circular Labour Migration

Migration experts are meeting this week in the Ghanaian capital,
Accra, to discuss how Africa and the European Union can benefit
from organized labour migration.

IOM Rescues Migrants Stranded in Chadian Desert

An IOM rescue mission that departed Faya on Tuesday night following
reports that 67 migrants, including women and children, fleeing
Libya were stranded on the road to Zouraké with a broken

IOM Teams Assess More Remote Chadian Entry Points as Migrants Continue to Flee Libya

Following a request from the Chadian government, IOM has sent
assessment teams to the remote towns of Mourdia on the Libyan
border, and Bol and Kanem on the Niger border, to assess the

Assessment Mission to Remote Chadian Border Town Finds Vulnerable Migrants in Need of Help

Water, food and health care are urgently needed for migrants
fleeing the violence in Libya and arriving at the remote border
village of Zouarké, close to Niger.

Several Thousand Migrants Stranded in Desperate State in Remote Chadian Border Town with Niger

An IOM mission is underway to begin helping several thousand
migrants currently stranded in the remote mountainous Chadian
border town of Zouarké close to Niger.

Border Communities Stretched by Guinean Returnees from Cote D'Ivoire

IOM has been asked by local authorities in Beyla in north-eastern
Guinea to urgently help nearly 900 stranded Guineans who have
crossed from Cote d'Ivoire and who need assistance to get to their

Training in Guinea Bissau to Support Counter-Trafficking Partners

IOM is conducting a three-day training from 14 to 16 December, in
the city of Bafata, on victim identification and provision of
protection assistance, for 20  representatives from local

Migration Profile on Cape Verde Shows Emigration Tradition Less Popular

A deeply rooted tradition of emigration to achieve personal and
social success is appearing to be less marked in Cape Verde,
according to IOM's latest migration profile on this West African

IOM Organizes First National Workshops on Counter Trafficking in Chad

IOM Chad has organized the first national workshops for law
enforcement officials and civil society organizations on combating
human trafficking.

Emergency Work Begins to Reopen Critical Road in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

IOM begins work this week in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
(DRC) on the emergency reopening of the Dungu-Duru-Bitima axis
roadway in the country's Haut-Uélé, Orientale

Strengthening Efforts to Assist Child Victims of Trafficking in West Africa

Three days of training will be given by IOM to 16 local partner
organizations implementing an IOM regional programme providing
return and reintegration assistance to child victims of trafficking

Awareness-Raising Efforts in DRC on Dangers of Irregular Migration Begin Second Phase

The DRC Ministries of Information and Interior, and Immigration
Service, the Belgian Embassy to Kinshasa, the "Maison Schengen"
– a consular office for Schengen countries – and the