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IOM Receives Funding from Ireland to Assist Ethiopian Migrants Returning from the Kingdoms of Saudi Arabia

Tue, 12/24/2013 - 04:23

The Government of Ireland has provided €100,000 to assist IOM’s ongoing post-arrival assistance to Ethiopian migrants returning from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The new funding will be used to provide...

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“Trafficked to Sea”: New video exposes shameful story of Cambodia’s enslaved fishermen and IOM’s role in their rescue

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 11:08

“If you were sick or couldn’t work they kill you.” “I thought I would die on the boat.” “My parents thought I had died… they held a funeral for me.” Cambodia - Thousands of men are today working the world’s...

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Ethiopian returnees from KSA speak up at International Migrants Day event

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 11:07

Ethiopia - As many as 140,357 migrants from Saudi Arabia have returned home to Ethiopia, 36 days after the expulsion operation started. “As we speak, Ethiopia is welcoming thousands of Ethiopian migrants...

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Vulnerable and stranded Malians in Libya helped to return home

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 11:06

Libya/Mali - Upon request of the Malian Government, IOM carried out last week an operation to assist the voluntary return of 163 Malian stranded in Libya for several months. Most of the stranded migrants...

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IOM facilitates high-level meeting between Haiti and Brazil to discuss increased Haitian migration to the South American country

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 11:05

Argentina - IOM facilitated a high level meeting convened in Brasilia between  government representatives from Haiti and Brazil, to discuss increased Haitian migration to the South American country. At...

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It’s Time to Take Action and Save Lives of Migrants Caught in Crisis

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 13:12

Geneva 17 December 2013 - The International Organization for Migration warns today that unless the international community takes decisive action to address the causes of irregular migration, more migrant...

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Number of Ethiopian returnees from Saudi Arabia surpasses estimates

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 11:29

Ethiopia - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is urgently appealing to the international community for financial support to continue providing immediate post arrival humanitarian assistance...

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IOM and Deloitte turning to technology to aid response to humanitarian disasters

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 11:28

Switzerland - IOM has partnered with the global professional services firm Deloitte on a new Humanitarian Innovation Program to find technology solutions when responding to some of the world’s most pressing...

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IOM assists Vietnamese Haiyan survivors to return home

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 11:27

Viet Nam - A group of 29 Vietnamese migrants who were left homeless and jobless after Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines last month have been repatriated through the efforts of IOM, the Embassy of Viet...

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Promoting confidence in Afghanistan’s future

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 11:26

Afghanistan - Alongside the Afghan Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is jointly commemorating International Migrants’ Day under the  theme...

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Myanmar migrants hope to return home

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 11:25

Thailand - A wide-ranging survey of Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand has found that the majority plan to return to their homeland to benefit from the economic and political reforms under way.  IOM interviewed...

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IOM launches Christmas HIV Awareness for Mozambican mine workers back from South Africa

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 11:24

Mozambique - IOM organizes, this week, an HIV awareness and testing campaign for mine workers returning from the South African gold and platinum mines for the holidays.  The campaign, which also marks...

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Jordan: IOM launching anti-trafficking awareness campaign among Syrian refugees

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 10:51

Jordan - A new initiative to prevent human trafficking and raise awareness on the practice was launched on Monday in Jordan, in the province of Mafraq, home to around 400,000 Syrian refugees. The “Anti-Human...

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Rome: Concert in memory of migrants who died in the Mediterranean

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 10:50

Italy - IOM Rome, together with the Choir of the Roman Philharmonic Orchestra directed by Mons. Pablo Colino, will organize this evening at 7.00 pm a concert “in memory of the migrants who lost their lives...

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Refugees in Sudan resettled in Canada

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 10:49

Sudan - On the 10th and 11th of December 2013, IOM Sudan arranged for the safe departure of 60 Eritrean refugees to be resettled to Canada from Sudan. IOM Staff from Sudan escorted the refugees to Calgary...

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Egypt: IOM/EU awareness project for judges on Trafficking, Migrant Protection and International Migrant Law

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 10:48

Egypt - Within the scope its ongoing European Union-funded project “Stabilizing at-risk communities and enhancing migration management to enable smooth transitions in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya” (START),...

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Dakar: Training workshop on managing population in natural disasters

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 10:47

Senegal - The International Organization for Migration’s Regional Office in Dakar is organizing a five-day workshop for Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) to train trainers during natural disasters....

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IOM supports Somali AIDS Commissions to present AIDS responses at 17th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA)

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 10:46

Somalia - For the first time in history, Somali National AIDS Commissions*, with technical and financial support from International Organization for Migration (IOM), were represented at the 17th International...

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IOM Mexico and the State of Durango sign cooperation agreement to protect migrants

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 10:45

Mexico - On the occasion of Human Rights Day (10 December), IOM and the Mexican State of Durango this week signed a cooperation agreement for the protection of the rights of migrants from Durango. The...

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IOM’s Director General joins world leaders paying tribute to Nelson Mandela

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:40

South Africa - IOM today joins the global community in paying tribute to global icon, Nelson Mandela, with its Director General William Lacy Swing joining thousands of global dignitaries who have come...

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