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In the Philippines, a relief effort of giant proportions and fiendishly complicated logistics is under way

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?”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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IOM Active at Typhoon Ground Zero

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 07:07

Philippines - A week after it was smashed by super typhoon Haiyan, Tacloban, Central Philippines, is a city in shock. The wall of water which his as the storm surged has left the city of 220,000 in ruins,...

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IOM seeks US$21.5 million for Haiyan response under UN appeal

Tue, 11/12/2013 - 15:12

Philippines - IOM is appealing for US$21.5 million to respond to the devastation caused by typhoon Haiyan as part of the United Nations action plan. The Organization is co-lead for camp coordination and...

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IOM backs Egyptian efforts to strengthen ties with diaspora

Tue, 11/12/2013 - 10:36

Egypt - The Egyptian Government, in cooperation with IOM, and with the financial support of the Italian-Egyptian Debt Swap, yesterday launched a video conferencing system in Cairo designed to build stronger...

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South Sudanese immigration officials go on study tour to Tanzania

Tue, 11/12/2013 - 10:35

South Sudan - IOM has completed a six-day study tour bringing South Sudanese immigration officials to Tanzania to learn about best practices in border management and meet with Tanzanian counterparts. Six...

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Empowering Sri Lanka’s migrant workers through language training

Tue, 11/12/2013 - 10:34

Sri Lanka - A multimedia foreign language learning centre for outbound migrant workers was officially opened last week in Ratmalana as part of a program implemented by IOM in partnership with the Sri Lanka...

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PLURAL+ 2013 awards ceremony

Tue, 11/12/2013 - 10:33

United States - Young video producers from around the world will share their work with an audience and receive PLURAL + 2013 awards at Paley Center for Media in New York City at 25 West 52nd St. on Thursday,...

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Impact of Haiyan disaster could rival that of Haiti warns IOM in the Philippines

Sun, 11/10/2013 - 13:02

Philippines - A landscape of utter destruction is being revealed across the path of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Philippines, as rescue and assessment teams begin their work in some of the affected areas....

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IOM Philippines gears up response as Typhoon Haiyan makes landfall

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 09:37

Philippines - IOM in the Philippines is gearing up to respond to what is being described as the strongest recorded typhoon in history. Some 12 million people are directly in the path of Typhoon Haiyan...

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IOM Philippines gears up response as Typhoon Haiyan makes landfall

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 09:37

Philippines - IOM in the Philippines is gearing up to respond to what is being described as the strongest recorded typhoon in history. Some 12 million people are directly in the path of Typhoon Haiyan...

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IOM brings emergency shelter relief to flood-hit provinces in Cambodia

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 09:36

Cambodia - With waters now receding in most provinces and an end to the rainy season in sight, the worst of the flooding that has affected Cambodia since mid-September appears to be over.  Heavy rains...

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