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IOM addresses labour shortages in Lesotho’s health sector

PBN News Germany - Fri, 11/29/2013 - 10:22

South Africa - IOM has launched a project to support the Government of Lesotho to address labour shortages in the country’s health sector. Funded by the IOM Development Fund (IDF), the USD 200,000 project...

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Migrant information website launched in Egypt

PBN News Germany - Fri, 11/29/2013 - 10:21

Egypt - As part of its on-going European Union-funded programme ‘Stabilizing at-risk communities and enhancing migration management to enable smooth transitions in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya – START’, IOM...

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Typhoon Haiyan Response: Tens of thousands reached, but many more in need

PBN News Germany - Tue, 11/26/2013 - 10:34

Philippines - IOM is stepping up the pace of aid to help hundreds of thousands affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines to rebuild their homes and their lives. The USD 11.3 million response to IOM’s...

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Massive returns of Yemeni migrants from Saudi Arabia will impact welfare of thousands back home: IOM

PBN News Germany - Tue, 11/26/2013 - 10:33

Yemen - Over 190,000 Yemeni migrant workers have crossed the Al Tuwal border checkpoint with Saudi Arabia since June, following a March 2013 decision by Saudi Arabia to send all undocumented migrant workers...

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IOM aids over 21,000 Ethiopian returnees from Saudi Arabia

PBN News Germany - Tue, 11/26/2013 - 10:32

Ethiopia - IOM Ethiopia has assisted over 21,000 Ethiopian returnees arriving home on Ethiopian government charter flights from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) over the past 12 days, following a KSA...

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European Union backs efforts to fight child trafficking and gender-based violence in Somalia

PBN News Germany - Tue, 11/26/2013 - 10:31

Somalia - IOM has received a donation of EUR 1.1 million from the European Union for a project which will help to fight child trafficking and gender- based violence (GBV) in Puntland, Somalia. Entitled...

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Global preparedness initiative launches in Korea

PBN News Germany - Tue, 11/26/2013 - 10:30

Republic of Korea - The human cost of disasters may be highest in developing countries, but the economic impact can also be felt hard in developed countries, IOM’s Director of Operations stressed this...

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Consular officials discuss situation of stranded, vulnerable and irregular African and Asian migrants in North and Central America

PBN News Germany - Tue, 11/26/2013 - 10:29

United States - IOM is today bringing together consular officials from 18 countries to promote contact between countries of origin, transit and destination and to increase cooperation to face the challenges...

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IOM works to prevent trafficking from typhoon-affected areas in the Philippines

PBN News Germany - Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:49

Philippines - With more and more people trying to leave areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan, IOM, in coordination with the Philippine Government and its partners, has been screening evacuees to protect against...

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Conditions for many migrants expelled from Tanzania “Dire” says IOM

PBN News Germany - Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:48

Kenya - While expulsions of undocumented migrants from Tanzania have tapered off, conditions for many Burundian, Rwandan and Ugandan migrants now stranded in border transit centres are deteriorating due...

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IOM helps Libyan government to establish Migration Management Policy Task Force

PBN News Germany - Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:47

Libya - As part of its on-going European Union-funded project, “Stabilizing At-risk Communities and Enhancing Migration Management to Enable Smooth Transitions in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya” (START), IOM...

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Annual Migrant Assistance Review launched

PBN News Germany - Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:46

Switzerland - IOM today launched its Annual Review of Migrant Assistance projects implemented in 2012. The report focuses on protection and services for vulnerable migrants, including victims of trafficking,...

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Somali Diaspora experts develop 3-year strategy for skills transfer to Somalia

PBN News Germany - Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:45

Somalia  - IOM Somalia has brought together 41 Somali diaspora experts from Canada, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, the United States and the United Kingdom to develop a three-year strategy for...

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IOM staffer embodies the spirit of Tacloban

PBN News Germany - Thu, 11/21/2013 - 04:19

Philippines - “I am a responder and a victim too”, says Edmund Talle, procurement officer with IOM Philippines as we walk towards his home on the edge of Tacloban in the central Philippines. His house...

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IOM Director General says world must help rebuild communities shattered by Typhoon Haiyan

PBN News Germany - Tue, 11/19/2013 - 10:11

Philippines - As aid flows in to the areas devastated by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, IOM’s Director General William Lacy Swing has urged the world to support the Philippine people to rebuild and recover. The...

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Stranded Liberian migrants return home from neighbouring West African countries

PBN News Germany - Tue, 11/19/2013 - 10:10

Liberia/Ghana - A group of 353 Liberian migrants stranded in Ghana is returning home by air through the end of this month, thanks to an IOM voluntary return programme. The movements, in groups of 50, are...

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New migration statistics in Italy show overwhelmingly positive impact

PBN News Germany - Tue, 11/19/2013 - 10:09

Italy - Figures presented during the recent launch of the new “Statistical Dossier on Immigration” by the Italian National Office Against Racial Discrimination (UNAR) and the IDOS Study and Research Centre...

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In the Philippines, a relief effort of giant proportions and fiendishly complicated logistics is under way

PBN News Germany - Sun, 11/17/2013 - 03:41

Philippines - With banner headlines already decrying the slow pace of aid in the Philippines, there was palpable relief when, at a packed briefing for aid agencies, it was announced that piped water had...

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“Why us?”

PBN News Germany - Sat, 11/16/2013 - 14:42

Philippines - The town of Tanuan (pop. 50,000) is 15 kilometres south of Tacloban, which has been the focus of the world’s media since the devastating typhoon of November 8. If anything, Tanuan is in a...

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IOM’s shelter and coordination activities gearing up in central Philippines

PBN News Germany - Fri, 11/15/2013 - 11:03

Philippines - IOM is today assisting the local authorities in identifying a mass shelter site for up to 5,000 people in the city of Tacloban, shattered by typhoon Haiyan a week ago. Five IOM camp managers,...

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