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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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IOM builds business development, management capacity of Rwandan returnees

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 10:30

Rwanda  - IOM is now providing business coaching and mentoring skills to 1,442 Rwandan returnees in a programme that seeks to train both employees and the self-employed.  The programme, now on its fifth...

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IOM launches project to engage Tanzanian diaspora

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 10:29

Tanzania - IOM has launched a new outreach project designed to engage Tanzanians living abroad in the country’s development. The project “Enhancing the Migration Evidence Base for the Development of Tanzania”...

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IOM aids Syrian refugees in Turkey with winter relief items

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 09:55

Turkey - IOM has delivered winter relief items to over 3,160 Syrian refugee families in Kirikhan in Turkey’s Hatay province since Christmas to help them to cope with freezing weather and harsh living conditions....

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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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