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People fleeing violence in Central African Republic need urgent assistance and protection says IOM

PBN News Germany - Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:39

Central African Republic - IOM is providing emergency operational assistance for those affected by fighting in the Central African Republic, where communal fighting has convulsed the country, claimed at...

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Lebanese who fled conflict in Syria live in bad conditions back home

PBN News Germany - Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:38

Lebanon - Conditions of the Lebanese returnees who fled the conflict in Syria are broadly similar to those of Syrian refugees, as most came back to Lebanon without their belongings, are unemployed and...

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Nepal: Winner of migration photo competition announced

PBN News Germany - Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:37

Nepal - A panel of judges has chosen the grand prize winner in an IOM-EU sponsored migration themed photo contest. Mr. Sudipto Das of India took the grand prize, a Canon EOS D700 camera, for his photo...

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Migrants crossing DRC borders to benefit from humanitarian borders trainings

PBN News Germany - Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:36

Democratic Republic of the Congo - On 4 December 2013, the IOM African Capacity Building Centre (ACBC) from Moshi, Tanzania, completed a seven day Training-of-Trainers on humanitarian border management...

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London: Follow-up to High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development

PBN News Germany - Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:35

United Kingdom - IOM will participate in a round table organized by the African Foundation for Development (AFFORD) in London, on 10 December on the outcomes of and follow up to the UN General Assembly...

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IOM holds training workshops on improved labor migration for Honduran officials

PBN News Germany - Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:34

Honduras - Honduran officials of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security are this week gathering in the capital Tegucigalpa and in the city San Pedro Sula to exchange information and best practices and...

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Massive shelter response in Central Philippines one month after Typhoon Haiyan

PBN News Germany - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 10:46

Philippines - As the emergency phase in the relief effort following typhoon Haiyan moves into early recovery, IOM is intensifying its efforts to provide improved shelter for the hundreds of thousands left...

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IOM appeals for funds to assist Ethiopian returnees from Saudi Arabia

PBN News Germany - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 10:45

Ethiopia - IOM is appealing for USD 13.1 million to address the needs of a projected 120,000 returning Ethiopian migrants from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The numbers of the returning migrants is increasing...

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Haitian migrants, desperate for survival, find death on high seas

PBN News Germany - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 10:44

Haiti - The return this week of 228 Haitian migrants who survived a deadly sea journey to The Bahamas in late November has once again turned the spotlight on the plight of thousands of migrants who take...

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IOM Rwanda expects to resettle 1,500 Congolese refugees in 2014

PBN News Germany - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 10:43

Rwanda - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) expects to resettle an estimated 1,500 Congolese refugees to the United States from Rwanda in 2014. Nyiramahoro Tuyisenge is one of the approximately...

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Maldives passes bill to criminalize human trafficking

PBN News Germany - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 10:42

Maldives - IOM commends the Government of the Maldives this week on passing a bill on anti-human trafficking, which makes trafficking in persons a criminal offence with perpetrators liable to 10 to 15...

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IOM Deputy Director General discusses migration with Mexican government Officials, Civil Society and Private Sector

PBN News Germany - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 10:41

Mexico - During a three-day official visit to Mexico this week, IOM’s Deputy Director General, Ambassador Laura Thompson met with high level government officials as well as civil society organizations...

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IOM to ensure high standard of public information in Haiyan recovery operations

PBN News Germany - Tue, 12/03/2013 - 10:24

Philippines - IOM’s massive humanitarian aid operation in the wake of typhoon Haiyan will be underpinned by an equally large effort to put the affected population in charge of ensuring the appropriateness...

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MTV EXIT and IOM produce documentary on human trafficking

PBN News Germany - Tue, 12/03/2013 - 10:23

Ukraine - IOM and MTV EXIT are releasing a documentary “Trading Lives” targeting Ukrainian youth, children and young people under 25, as they are one of the largest groups exposed to the dangers of modern-day...

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IOM assists Ethiopian government to manage influx of vulnerable Ethiopian migrants returning from Saudi Arabia

PBN News Germany - Tue, 12/03/2013 - 10:22

Ethiopia - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Government of Ethiopia are working together to manage the influx of vulnerable Ethiopian migrants returning from the Kingdom of Saudi...

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Somalia: Storm devastated Puntland struggles to recover

PBN News Germany - Tue, 12/03/2013 - 10:21

Somalia - Two weeks after a tropical cyclone struck the northeast coast of Puntland State of Somalia with unforeseen ferocity, the government estimates that over 35,000 people have been affected by the...

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IOM Director General stresses human rights of migrants ahead of South American conference

PBN News Germany - Tue, 12/03/2013 - 10:20

Argentina - IOM´s Director General, Ambassador William Lacy Swing, travels to Colombia to participate in the XIII South American Conference on Migration being held this week in the historic city of Cartagena...

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Assessment in South Sudan to determine migrant health needs

PBN News Germany - Tue, 12/03/2013 - 10:19

South Sudan - IOM South Sudan released the findings of its recent Migrant Health Assessment last week, providing health partners in the country with an up-to-date overview of the health challenges encountered...

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IOM helps Afghanistan Disaster Management Authority counter flood risks

PBN News Germany - Tue, 12/03/2013 - 10:18

Afghanistan - IOM is working with the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) to construct flood protection systems in ten flash flood prone communities identified through a joint assessment. With...

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IOM co-ordinates ‘Tent City’ at university in typhoon-hit town

PBN News Germany - Mon, 12/02/2013 - 11:43

Philippines - In Guiuan, Eastern Samar, a university campus has been transformed into a transitional camp providing refuge for 98 families – a total of 445 people – whose homes were swept away by the typhoon. ...

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