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IOM assists returnees expelled from Tanzania in Burundi and Uganda

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:54

Kenya - Six months after the process of expelling “undocumented migrants” started in Tanzania, IOM continues to receive returnees in Burundi, although at a small scale. In January, IOM received 3,220 expelled...

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IOM assists returnees expelled from Tanzania in Burundi and Uganda

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:54

Kenya - Six months after the process of expelling “undocumented migrants” started in Tanzania, IOM continues to receive returnees in Burundi, although at a small scale. In January, IOM received 3,220 expelled...

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CAR needs immediate humanitarian assistance: IOM Director General

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:27

Central African Republic - IOM Director General William Lacy Swing is in the Central African Republic (CAR) to review IOM operations in the country and highlight spiraling humanitarian needs. Widespread...

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Success of Philippines aid effort in doubt three months after Haiyan: IOM

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:26

Philippines - Three months after Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda devastated much of the Central Philippines, IOM is calling for an urgent global refocusing of attention on the long-term recovery effort, in order...

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IOM Somalia marks International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:25

Somalia - Yesterday (6/2/14), as part of its migration health programme to improve the health conditions of migrants and mobile populations in Somalia, IOM and the Somali Women Development Centre (SWDC)...

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IOM aids Rwandan returnees from Tanzania

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:24

Rwanda - IOM has provided emergency transport assistance to over 15,000 Rwandan returnees from Tanzania over the past six months. The returnees were expelled from Tanzania following a July 2013 presidential...

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US Special Envoy visits IOM operations in Eastern DRC

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:23

Democratic Republic of the Congo - US Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Russell D. Feingold, US Ambassador to the DRC James Swan, and senior officials...

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New book documents disaster-resilient shelter programme for flood-hit families in Pakistan

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:22

Pakistan - IOM Pakistan’s One Room Shelter (ORS) initiative, which has helped communities to rebuild over 22,000 disaster-resilient shelters in the aftermath of repeated floods, has been documented in...

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IOM-Brookings report on durable solutions to displacement in Haiti

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:21

Haiti - The results of a study produced by IOM and the Brookings Institution entitled: “Supporting durable solutions to urban, post-disaster displacement: Challenges and opportunities in Haiti” are being...

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IOM appeals for new funding as South Sudan displacement crisis grows

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 10:15

South Sudan - IOM has revised its emergency funding appeal for the South Sudan crisis, reflecting expanded needs as the number of displaced civilians in the country continues to grow. It is now seeking...

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IOM operation in CAR threatened by lack of funds

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 11:10

Central African Republic - On Saturday IOM organized its 19th evacuation flight for Third Country Nationals (TCNs) exiting the Central African Republic (CAR). The flight transported 314 Chadians from the...

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Insecurity in Iraq’s Anbar province hinders IOM aid deliveries

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 11:09

Iraq - As the security situation continues to deteriorate in Anbar, IOM aid deliveries in the most affected communities of Anbar, Fallujah and Ramadi are under threat. The security situation on the ground...

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EU backs IOM Kosovo projects to reduce risks of irregular migration

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 11:08

UNSC Resolution 1244-Administered Kosovo - IOM Kosovo has signed two direct management agreements with the European Union (EU) for the implementation of two new projects targeting the creation of new employment...

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IOM Cargo Flights Deliver Aid to Displaced South Sudanese

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 10:55

South Sudan - IOM has launched an air operation to move vital humanitarian supplies to locations in South Sudan where people have been displaced by conflict. The flights from IOM’s logistics hub in Juba...

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Sierra Leonean healthcare professionals to contribute to their home country’s health sector

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 10:54

United Kingdom - Sierra Leonean healthcare professionals in the UK are keen to volunteer for short term assignments to fill acute healthcare staffing shortages in their country of origin. The finding emerged...

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IOM provides urgently needed assistance to people displaced by conflict in Malakal, South Sudan

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 10:50

South Sudan - Heavy fighting in Malakal, the capital of Upper Nile State, caused widespread destruction and displaced thousands of people from their homes over the past month. An estimated 27,000 people...

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As security deteriorates in Iraq, IOM faces aid delivery challenges

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 10:34

Iraq -  IOM was forced to suspend its distribution of emergency relief supplies in Anbar province last week (23/1) due to heavy fighting and air strikes in almost all districts of Fallujah. Distributions...

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Migrants risking lives in Mediterranean topped 45,000 in 2013: IOM

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 10:33

Italy - Over 45,000 migrants risked their lives in the Mediterranean to reach Italy and Malta in 2013. The arrivals are the highest since 2008, with the exception of 2011 - the year of the Libyan crisis....

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After Saudi Arabian exodus, Ethiopia sees new migrant influx from South Sudan

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 10:32

Ethiopia - As the number of Ethiopian returnees from Saudi Arabia passes 156,000, Ethiopia has been hit with another influx of migrants – this time from the neighbouring South Sudan. Following the fighting...

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Ethiopian diaspora funds IOM through USAIM to aid Ethiopian migrants stranded in Yemen

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 10:31

United States -The Global Alliance for the Rights of Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia has donated an additional USD 32,000 to support IOM’s ongoing assistance to Ethiopian migrants stranded in Yemen. This second...

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