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Canada funds sustainable relocation for 16,000 displaced Haitian families

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 09:54

Haiti - IOM Haiti has received CAD 20 million (USD 18 million ) in new funding from Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) to assist in the voluntary return and relocation...

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New research analyzes impact of migration in Trinidad and Tobago

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 09:53

Spain - A research study conducted by the ACP Observatory on Migration, implemented by IOM and presented this week in Trinidad and Tobago’s capital Port of Spain, analyzes how recent migration flows to...

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IOM supports development of new interactive migration website in Peru

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 09:52

Peru - The Peruvian Government this week launched a new interactive migration website which provides up-to-date information and expedites migration–related applications and requirements for its citizens,...

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Survey shows fear, insecurity in CAR displacement sites

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 11:47

Central African Republic - IOM has released a first survey on return intentions of displaced people to their neighbourhoods in Bangui and the conditions in which they might return when security permits....

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IOM scales up its winterization campaign for affected population in Syria

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 11:46

Syria - IOM is scaling up its emergency winterization plans to respond to the urgent needs of vulnerable IDPs and affected population facing harsh winter weather in Syria. Temperature in Syria during winter...

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IOM Uganda promotes HIV/AIDS prevention among mobile populations

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 11:45

Uganda - IOM is distributing medical and laboratory equipment to different health clinics strategically located in HIV hot-spots in Uganda to tackle the high prevalence of HIV/AIDS along major transport...

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UN backs IOM aid to IDPs displaced by conflict in South Sudan

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 11:44

South Sudan - The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated USD 8 million to IOM to support the organization’s response to the growing displacement crisis in South Sudan. UN Under Secretary...

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Floods, mudslides in the Philippines necessitate fresh IOM response; more rain coming

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 11:43

Philippines - The Philippines, recently battered by an earthquake, typhoons and conflict, is now experiencing floods and mudslides which have already claimed over 40 lives and displaced tens of thousands...

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EU backs IOM Jordan transport for Syrian refugees

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 10:20

Jordan - The European Union (EU) has allocated EUR 8 million to IOM to support the Jordanian authorities and build their capacity to ensure safe and humane onward transportation for Syrian refugees arriving...

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IOM Forum Theatre tours in rural villages in Ethiopia

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 10:19

Ethiopia - IOM’s popular Forum Theatre play ‘Mutach’ or ‘The Last One’, has started a tour of rural villages with high levels of irregular migration in the Amhara, Tigray and Oromia regions of Ethiopia....

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IOM begins Central African Republic airlift of stranded Malian migrants

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 11:26

Mali/Central African Republic - IOM today hopes to begin an airlift to evacuate some 550 Malian migrants stranded by fighting in the Central Africa Republic (CAR), following a request from the Malian government....

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IOM DG to attend 2nd Kuwait Pledging Conference for Syria

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 11:25

Switzerland - IOM Director General William Lacy Swing will travel to Kuwait today (14/1) to attend the 2nd International Pledging Conference for Syria.  The conference, which aims to rally international...

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Four years after devastating 2010 quake 146,000 Haitians remain in camps

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 11:24

Haiti - Four years after the earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010, an estimated 146,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs), or 39,000 households, remain in 271 camps scattered throughout metropolitan...

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Over 3,300 demobilized Colombians complete reintegration process

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 11:23

Colombia - A total of 2,489 demobilized Colombians (2,020 men and 469 women) completed their reintegration process in 2013, almost three times the number who did so in 2012, when 832 finished. “Today we...

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Fears grow of increase in people trafficking in typhoon-affected Philippines

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 11:22

Philippines - More than two months after Typhoon Haiyan devastated central parts of the Philippines, a rise in human trafficking could be on the cards unless appropriate prevention and protection measures...

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IOM, IOE join forces to combat unethical recruitment of migrant workers

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 11:21

Switzerland - IOM and the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) have agreed to join forces to promote ethical recruitment of migrant workers by recruitment agencies. The agreement follows a January...

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IOM, partners improve pre-departure preparation for EU migrants to ease integration

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 11:20

Hungary - Migrant integration policy approaches across the European Union (EU) are increasingly recognizing the role that countries of origin can play in fostering the successful integration of newly arrived...

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IOM begins airlift of stranded migrants from Central African Republic

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 10:35

Central African Republic - IOM will tomorrow (11/1/2014) start an airlift to evacuate stranded foreign nationals from the Central African Republic (CAR), following appeals from neighbouring African countries....

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South Sudan returnees caught up in conflict airlifted to safety

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 10:34

South Sudan - IOM has begun an airlift of some 600 South Sudanese returnees out of Malakal, Upper Nile State, where they had become stranded on their way home due to recent fighting. The returnees from...

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IOM aids Somalis evacuated from South Sudan

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 10:33

Somalia - For the first time in 30 years, the Federal Government of Somalia has started to evacuate its citizens by air from a foreign country’s conflict zone. Close to 400 Somalis are expected to be evacuated...

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