Press Release

IOM Conducts Border Management Training Workshop for Ghana’s Immigration Officers

The IOM office in Accra, in collaboration with the Africa Capacity
Building Centre (ACBC) facilitated and organized a border
management training workshop for 21 immigration officers from air,

Information Campaign in Guinea Highlights Pitfalls of Irregular Migration

The IOM office in Conakry has launched a six-month nationwide
information campaign to draw attention to the dangers of irregular
migration and to promote legal and orderly migration from Guinea.

Nigeria Draws Regional Migrants But Loses High Skilled Labour, Migration Profile Finds

A migration profile of Nigeria released today by IOM finds that the
country remains attractive to migrants from the sub-region although
increasing numbers of skilled Nigerians emigrate in search of

IOM Trains Papua New Guinea's Immigration Service Officers

IOM this week launched a Core Competency training package designed
to help entry and mid-level Papua New Guinea (PNG) Immigration and
Citizenship Service (ICS) officers to expand their immigration

IOM Helps Trafficked Bangladeshi Workers to Return Home from Liberia

IOM has helped a group of 39 Bangladeshi workers who were duped by
unscrupulous agents into fictitious jobs in Liberia to return home.

Centres in Niger Provide Humanitarian Assistance to Stranded Migrants

Two transit centres in the northern Niger region of Agadez continue
to provide much needed humanitarian assistance to migrants from
West and Central Africa stranded on their way to Europe or who have

IOM Organizes Workshop on Protection of ECOWAS Migrants

IOM's Regional Office for West and Central Africa, in cooperation
with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
Commission, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and

IOM Initiates Two-Year HIV/AIDS Awareness Programme Aimed at Vulnerable Populations in Somalia

IOM is launching a new programme aimed at increasing HIV/AIDS
awareness among vulnerable populations and de-stigmatizing HIV in

Mali Remains a Country of Emigration and Transit, IOM Migration Profile Confirms

A migration profile of Mali released today finds that this
landlocked West African country remains essentially a country of
emigration, although increasing numbers of irregular migrants

IOM Assists Ethiopian Migrants Stranded in Somalia with Return Home and Reintegration

IOM assisted 490 Ethiopian migrants stranded in Somalia,
predominantly women and children, to return home during the first
week of April. According to Somali authorities, an estimated 11,000

IOM Provides Technical Assistance to Reparations Programme for Victims of Sexual Violence in Sierra Leone

A German government-funded IOM programme is providing technical
assistance and expertise to the Sierra Leone Reparations Programme
(SLRP) set up to redress some of the worst consequences of the

IOM, AU, ECOWAS and UNODC Joint Launch of Ouagadougou Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking

The International Organization for Migration is joining the African
Union Commission (AUC), the Economic Commission for West African
States (ECOWAS) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime