Press Release

Information Campaign to Raise Awareness on the Dangers of Irregular Migration Stretches South

An EU-funded information campaign aimed at raising awareness of the
dangers of irregular migration in order the prevent the many
tragedies befalling irregular migrants is today being extended to

Dakar Hosts Regional Conference on Refugee Protection and International Migration in West Africa

A two-day regional conference on refugee protection and
international migration in West Africa organized jointly by the
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), IOM, the

Reintegrating Ex-Combatants in Liberia

Two hundred former combatants of the conflict in Liberia will be
given an opportunity to not only earn a living and complete their
reintegration into society, but also to make a difference in

IOM Expands Regional Return and Reintegration Programme for Child Trafficking Victims

IOM is expanding its assistance programme to support the voluntary
return and reintegration of child victims of trafficking in West
Africa.

IOM, WHO Launch First Somali Community-Based HIV Surveillance

Building upon its groundbreaking Somali HIV hot-spot mapping
research, IOM has started the first bio-behavioural HIV
surveillance survey in Somaliland, in collaboration with the World

Migration and Development: The Role of the Nigerian Diaspora in Europe

The IOM office in Abuja has organized a Diaspora Dialogue to
discuss the role of the Nigerian diaspora in Europe in their
country's development: The IOM Diaspora Dialogue, which took place

IOM Hands Over Vehicle to Abuja Chicken Sellers Association

The IOM mission in Abuja, Nigeria handed over a Toyota HiAce Bus to
the Abuja Chicken Sellers Association on 2nd July 2008. This was
part of a global pandemic preparedness project funded by the

Information Campaign Aims to Prevent Irregular Migration from Mali

IOM and the Government of Mali are today launching a nationwide
information campaign to raise public awareness of the dangers of
irregular migration in order to better prevent it.

Diaspora to Strengthen Ghana's Health Sector

The IOM office in Accra and the Ghanaian Ministry of Health have
signed an agreement to encourage Ghanaians and other African health
professionals employed in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and

Regional Art Exhibition Features Experiences of Irregular Migration

A exhibition of artwork by young artists from Senegal, Gambia and
Guinea Bissau opens today in the town of Pikine, in the Dakar
region.

More Trafficked Children in Ghana Reunited with Their Families

IOM and its local partners recently reunited another group of
children with their families in Ghana's Lake Volta Region.

IOM Director General at OIC Summit

At the invitation of the government of Senegal and the Organization
of Islamic Conference (OIC), IOM Director General Brunson McKinley