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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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IOM appeals for new funding as South Sudan displacement crisis grows

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 10:15

South Sudan - IOM has revised its emergency funding appeal for the South Sudan crisis, reflecting expanded needs as the number of displaced civilians in the country continues to grow. It is now seeking...

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IOM operation in CAR threatened by lack of funds

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 11:10

Central African Republic - On Saturday IOM organized its 19th evacuation flight for Third Country Nationals (TCNs) exiting the Central African Republic (CAR). The flight transported 314 Chadians from the...

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Insecurity in Iraq’s Anbar province hinders IOM aid deliveries

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 11:09

Iraq - As the security situation continues to deteriorate in Anbar, IOM aid deliveries in the most affected communities of Anbar, Fallujah and Ramadi are under threat. The security situation on the ground...

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EU backs IOM Kosovo projects to reduce risks of irregular migration

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 11:08

UNSC Resolution 1244-Administered Kosovo - IOM Kosovo has signed two direct management agreements with the European Union (EU) for the implementation of two new projects targeting the creation of new employment...

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IOM Cargo Flights Deliver Aid to Displaced South Sudanese

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 10:55

South Sudan - IOM has launched an air operation to move vital humanitarian supplies to locations in South Sudan where people have been displaced by conflict. The flights from IOM’s logistics hub in Juba...

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Sierra Leonean healthcare professionals to contribute to their home country’s health sector

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 10:54

United Kingdom - Sierra Leonean healthcare professionals in the UK are keen to volunteer for short term assignments to fill acute healthcare staffing shortages in their country of origin. The finding emerged...

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IOM provides urgently needed assistance to people displaced by conflict in Malakal, South Sudan

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 10:50

South Sudan - Heavy fighting in Malakal, the capital of Upper Nile State, caused widespread destruction and displaced thousands of people from their homes over the past month. An estimated 27,000 people...

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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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