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IOM assists in evacuation of civilians from besieged Old City of Homs

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:59

Syria - Following the ceasefire agreement between the government and the armed groups in Homs and amid sporadic shootings, IOM has assisted in the evacuation of 1,149 vulnerable civilians to date. Numbers...

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IOM assists in evacuation of civilians from besieged Old City of Homs

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:59

Syria - Following the ceasefire agreement between the government and the armed groups in Homs and amid sporadic shootings, IOM has assisted in the evacuation of 1,149 vulnerable civilians to date. Numbers...

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CAR: IOM sends final evacuation charters; awaits further funding

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:58

Central African Republic - IOM facilitated two charter flights this weekend to repatriate Chadian nationals escaping violence in the Central African Republic (CAR). These are the last IOM evacuation flights...

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CAR: IOM sends final evacuation charters; awaits further funding

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:58

Central African Republic - IOM facilitated two charter flights this weekend to repatriate Chadian nationals escaping violence in the Central African Republic (CAR). These are the last IOM evacuation flights...

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CAR: IOM sends final evacuation charters; awaits further funding

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:58

Central African Republic - IOM facilitated two charter flights this weekend to repatriate Chadian nationals escaping violence in the Central African Republic (CAR). These are the last IOM evacuation flights...

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IOM helps Salvadorian migrant adrift at sea for a year to return home

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:57

El Salvador -  After drifting at sea for 14 months and recovering from his ordeal with the help of people in the Marshall Islands who provided food, water and clean clothes, José Salvador Alvarenga, a...

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IOM Iraq staff awake to pandemonium, but determined to deliver

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:56

Iraq - IOM’s staff in Iraq’s Anbar province report waking up yesterday at 5.00 am to the sound of explosions and gunfire. “It’s not the best way to start the day, but for me it was a sign that more families...

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IOM Iraq staff awake to pandemonium, but determined to deliver

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:56

Iraq - IOM’s staff in Iraq’s Anbar province report waking up yesterday at 5.00 am to the sound of explosions and gunfire. “It’s not the best way to start the day, but for me it was a sign that more families...

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IOM improves food security for displaced in Borama, Somaliland

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:55

Somalia - IOM has opened a four-day refresher training course in business management and entrepreneurship in Borama, Somaliland. The training will benefit 30 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Borama...

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IOM improves food security for displaced in Borama, Somaliland

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:55

Somalia - IOM has opened a four-day refresher training course in business management and entrepreneurship in Borama, Somaliland. The training will benefit 30 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Borama...

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IOM improves food security for displaced in Borama, Somaliland

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:55

Somalia - IOM has opened a four-day refresher training course in business management and entrepreneurship in Borama, Somaliland. The training will benefit 30 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Borama...

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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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