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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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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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Victims of trafficking helped to return home from the European Union

PBN News Germany - Fri, 11/15/2013 - 11:02

France  - IOM France has launched a reintegration project to assist 130 victims of trafficking who have opted for voluntary return from European Union (EU) countries to their countries of origin in Africa,...

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IOM signs Status Agreement with Yemen

PBN News Germany - Fri, 11/15/2013 - 11:01

Yemen - A status agreement was signed on Thursday (14/11/2013), in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a between IOM and the Republic of Yemen  granting IOM in Yemen full  privileges and immunities allotted to UN...

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IOM, UNOCHA conduct camp management training in Peru in preparation for disasters

PBN News Germany - Fri, 11/15/2013 - 10:59

Peru - IOM Peru, in close coordination with the UN’s Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is this week holding two training sessions aimed at strengthening the capacity of all Peruvian...

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IOM, UNOCHA conduct camp management training in Peru in preparation for disasters

PBN News Germany - Fri, 11/15/2013 - 10:59

Peru - IOM Peru, in close coordination with the UN’s Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is this week holding two training sessions aimed at strengthening the capacity of all Peruvian...

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Study uncovers causes of trafficking in persons, irregular migration trends in Trinidad and Tobago, provides recommendations

PBN News Germany - Fri, 11/15/2013 - 10:58

Spain - Trinidad and Tobago is considered a destination country for both regional and extra regional migrants, due to its level of development, employment and integration opportunities.  This reality has...

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Study uncovers causes of trafficking in persons, irregular migration trends in Trinidad and Tobago, provides recommendations

PBN News Germany - Fri, 11/15/2013 - 10:58

Spain - Trinidad and Tobago is considered a destination country for both regional and extra regional migrants, due to its level of development, employment and integration opportunities.  This reality has...

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