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US Resettles 75,000 Bhutanese Refugees from Nepal

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:17

Nepal - The United States this week resettled its 75,000th Bhutanese refugee from eastern Nepal. Tilak Chand Ghimire, 44, his wife, 12-year-old daughter and 75-year-old parents, will start new lives in...

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Radio Drama Calls on Typhoon-affected Communities in the Philippines to ‘Rise Together’

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:16

Analysis Communication with Communities (CwC) initiatives – such as the ‘Rise Together’ radio drama in the Philippines – are playing an increasingly important part in humanitarian responses. By providing...

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Radio Drama Calls on Typhoon-affected Communities in the Philippines to ‘Rise Together’

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:16

Analysis Communication with Communities (CwC) initiatives – such as the ‘Rise Together’ radio drama in the Philippines – are playing an increasingly important part in humanitarian responses. By providing...

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IOM, USAID Support Colombian Network of Mayors and Governors for Peace

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:15

Colombia - IOM and USAID are backing an initiative of Colombia’s High Commissioner for Peace and the Ministry of the Interior – Network of Mayors and Governors for Peace. The support consists of facilitating...

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IOM, USAID Support Colombian Network of Mayors and Governors for Peace

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:15

Colombia - IOM and USAID are backing an initiative of Colombia’s High Commissioner for Peace and the Ministry of the Interior – Network of Mayors and Governors for Peace. The support consists of facilitating...

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IOM, Catholic Bishops in England and Wales, Work to Counter Human Trafficking

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:07

United Kingdom - A counter trafficking manual developed by IOM in collaboration with the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales and the Metropolitan Police Service will be presented in Rome...

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IOM, Catholic Bishops in England and Wales, Work to Counter Human Trafficking

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:07

United Kingdom - A counter trafficking manual developed by IOM in collaboration with the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales and the Metropolitan Police Service will be presented in Rome...

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Better Awareness Raising Can Counter Human Trafficking in the Caribbean

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:06

Trinidad and Tobago - IOM is bringing together key Caribbean partners at a two-day workshop starting tomorrow (9/4) in Trinidad and Tobago to improve awareness raising efforts to counter human trafficking...

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Better Awareness Raising Can Counter Human Trafficking in the Caribbean

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:06

Trinidad and Tobago - IOM is bringing together key Caribbean partners at a two-day workshop starting tomorrow (9/4) in Trinidad and Tobago to improve awareness raising efforts to counter human trafficking...

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Inter-American Migration Course in Argentina Attracts Record Participation

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:05

Argentina - A record number of participants from 16 countries gathered in the coastal city of Mar del Plata, Argentina this week for the 36th Annual IOM Inter-American Course on International Migration....

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Inter-American Migration Course in Argentina Attracts Record Participation

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:05

Argentina - A record number of participants from 16 countries gathered in the coastal city of Mar del Plata, Argentina this week for the 36th Annual IOM Inter-American Course on International Migration....

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“Community Conversations” Target Irregular Migration from Ethiopia

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:04

Ethiopia - The recent mass expulsion of over 150,000 irregular Ethiopian migrants from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia highlighted the human challenges posed by people smuggling in the Horn of Africa. The...

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“Community Conversations” Target Irregular Migration from Ethiopia

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:04

Ethiopia - The recent mass expulsion of over 150,000 irregular Ethiopian migrants from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia highlighted the human challenges posed by people smuggling in the Horn of Africa. The...

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Kuwait Donates US$5 Million to IOM for Syria Crisis Appeals

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:02

Switzerland - IOM has welcomed a USD 5 million donation from the Government of Kuwait that will provide a lifeline for thousands of Syrians impacted by the conflict, which began in 2012 and is now affecting...

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IOM Syria Airlifts Non-Food Aid from Damascus to Al-Hasakah

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:16

Syria - IOM on Wednesday (2/4) airlifted non-food aid including wheelchairs, hygiene kits, blankets, jerry cans and cleaning materials from Damascus to Al-Hasakah governorate in the northeast of the country....

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IOM Supports Community Policing in Iraq

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:15

Iraq - IOM and Iraq’s Ministry of Interior have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on expanding and strengthening Iraq’s community policing programme. Since 2003, building a modern...

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Stranded Ethiopian Migrants Return Home from Puntland

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:14

Somalia - Ahmed Hassan Roba, aged 72, spent six years stranded in Puntland, Somalia after unsuccessfully trying to cross the Gulf of Aden to find a job in Saudi Arabia.  “I left my home in Ethiopia and...

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Japan Backs Voluntary Return of Former Angolan Refugees

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:13

Angola - IOM Angola has received USD 1 million from the Government of Japan to facilitate the safe voluntary return of at least 1,950 Angolans from neighbouring countries to their places of origin in Angola....

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Nepali Migrants Improve Financial Literacy

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:12

Nepal - Remittances from overseas workers are an economic lifeline in Nepal, last year amounting to around USD 4.75 billion, or 25 per cent of the country’s annual GDP – the highest rate among South Asian...

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IOM Costa Rica and Dutch Embassy Host Photo Exhibit on Migration in the Americas, Xenophobia and Human Rights

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:11

Costa Rica - The IOM Regional Office in San José, in partnership with the Dutch Embassy, are hosting a photo exhibit featuring the work of world renowned photographer Kadir van Lohuizen. The exhibit, entitled...

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