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Temporary Enrolment Location Opens in Ecuador to Help People Travelling to UK

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 10:32

Analysis IOM has, as a junior partner of VFS Global, the market leader in the provision of Visa Application Centre (VAC) services, now opened a total of nine such Centres in the Caribbean/Latin America...

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Temporary Enrolment Location Opens in Ecuador to Help People Travelling to UK

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 10:32

Ecuador - The IOM Mission in Ecuador this week opened a Temporary Enrolment Location (TEL), in partnership with VFS Global, to handle visa applications for people travelling to the United Kingdom. On its...

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Migrants Flood Back to Uruguay

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 10:31

Analysis Migration patterns documented in Uruguay in the past few years have been mainly characterized by the return of nationals, especially from Spain and the United States.  When analyzing the particulars...

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Migrants Flood Back to Uruguay

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 10:31

Uruguay - The return of Uruguayan migrants continues at what authorities are calling a “historic record,” with more than 2,200 returns registered in the past 12 months. In 2013, a total of 2,242 Uruguayans...

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IOM Transports 400,000 Refugees from Syrian Borders to Camps in Jordan

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 10:38

Analysis: Almost three years into the armed conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic, 6.5 million persons are internally displaced (IDPs) and 9.3 million persons are in need of humanitarian assistance inside...

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IOM Transports 400,000 Refugees from Syrian Borders to Camps in Jordan

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 10:38

Analysis: Almost three years into the armed conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic, 6.5 million persons are internally displaced (IDPs) and 9.3 million persons are in need of humanitarian assistance inside...

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IOM Transports 400,000 Refugees from Syrian Borders to Camps in Jordan

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 10:38

Analysis: Almost three years into the armed conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic, 6.5 million persons are internally displaced (IDPs) and 9.3 million persons are in need of humanitarian assistance inside...

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Destitute Returnees, Displaced in Northern Mali Need Urgent Aid

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 10:37

Analysis: The political turmoil and violence in Mali has decreased since August 2013, and with it the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs). However, a different challenge has emerged for humanitarian...

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Destitute Returnees, Displaced in Northern Mali Need Urgent Aid

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 10:37

Analysis: The political turmoil and violence in Mali has decreased since August 2013, and with it the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs). However, a different challenge has emerged for humanitarian...

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Destitute Returnees, Displaced in Northern Mali Need Urgent Aid

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 10:37

Mali - The Malian regions of Timbuktu, Gao and Kidal are now hosting nearly 196,000 returnees and 107,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) and are in need of urgent need of humanitarian aid, according...

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IOM and IOE Announce Initiative to Combat Unethical International Recruitment

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 10:36

Switzerland - A Public Private Alliance for Fair and Ethical Recruitment is being launched to help protect migrant workers and their employers from abusive practices and combat unscrupulous recruitment...

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New Initiative Launched to Combat Unethical International Recruitment

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 10:36

Switzerland - A Public Private Alliance for Fair and Ethical Recruitment is being launched to help protect migrant workers and their employers from abusive practices and combat unscrupulous recruitment...

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New Alliance Launched to Combat Unethical International Recruitment

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 13:53

Switzerland - Recognizing that labour mobility is important for the private sector and that there is a need to involve it at national and international levels, the International Organization for Migration...

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New Alliance Launched to Combat Unethical International Recruitment

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 13:53

Switzerland - Recognizing that labour mobility is important for the private sector and that there is a need to involve it at national and international levels, the International Organization for Migration...

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Over 4,000 Irregular Migrants Arrive in Sicily in Three Days

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:20

Italy - An unprecedented 4,457 migrants and asylum seekers have reached Sicily in the past three days. On Wednesday 2,307 migrants landed on the island. A further 550 arrived on Thursday and today (21/3)...

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International Dialogue on Migration Explores South-South Flows

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:19

Switzerland - As countries traditionally seen as emigration nations are increasingly becoming destinations for migrants from the developing world, IOM is to host a two-day workshop that aims to address...

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IOM Trains Myanmar Rakhine State Officials in Disaster Preparedness

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:18

Myanmar - IOM is this week training 30 disaster management officials from Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine State in Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM), alongside counterparts from the Myanmar government’s ...

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IOM Jordan Trains Officials on Combating Human Trafficking among Syrian Refugees and Host Communities

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:17

Jordan - In response to growing concerns about human trafficking in Jordan, due to the arrival of large numbers of Syrian refugees in the country, IOM has conducted four capacity building workshops for...

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New report calls for protection of rights of environment migrants

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:16

Thailand - The International Organization for Migration and the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) yesterday launched a joint report entitled “Human Rights, Climate Change, Environmental Degradation and...

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IOM Advices Papua New Guinea on new migration Legislation

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:15

Analysis Papua New Guinea is a nation of eight million people, the vast majority of whom live in remote villages where services are extremely limited. It is beset by local conflicts and natural disasters...

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