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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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People fleeing violence in Central African Republic need urgent assistance and protection says IOM

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:39

Central African Republic - IOM is providing emergency operational assistance for those affected by fighting in the Central African Republic, where communal fighting has convulsed the country, claimed at...

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Lebanese who fled conflict in Syria live in bad conditions back home

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:38

Lebanon - Conditions of the Lebanese returnees who fled the conflict in Syria are broadly similar to those of Syrian refugees, as most came back to Lebanon without their belongings, are unemployed and...

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Nepal: Winner of migration photo competition announced

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:37

Nepal - A panel of judges has chosen the grand prize winner in an IOM-EU sponsored migration themed photo contest. Mr. Sudipto Das of India took the grand prize, a Canon EOS D700 camera, for his photo...

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Migrants crossing DRC borders to benefit from humanitarian borders trainings

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:36

Democratic Republic of the Congo - On 4 December 2013, the IOM African Capacity Building Centre (ACBC) from Moshi, Tanzania, completed a seven day Training-of-Trainers on humanitarian border management...

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London: Follow-up to High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:35

United Kingdom - IOM will participate in a round table organized by the African Foundation for Development (AFFORD) in London, on 10 December on the outcomes of and follow up to the UN General Assembly...

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IOM holds training workshops on improved labor migration for Honduran officials

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:34

Honduras - Honduran officials of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security are this week gathering in the capital Tegucigalpa and in the city San Pedro Sula to exchange information and best practices and...

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Massive shelter response in Central Philippines one month after Typhoon Haiyan

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 10:46

Philippines - As the emergency phase in the relief effort following typhoon Haiyan moves into early recovery, IOM is intensifying its efforts to provide improved shelter for the hundreds of thousands left...

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IOM appeals for funds to assist Ethiopian returnees from Saudi Arabia

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 10:45

Ethiopia - IOM is appealing for USD 13.1 million to address the needs of a projected 120,000 returning Ethiopian migrants from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The numbers of the returning migrants is increasing...

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Haitian migrants, desperate for survival, find death on high seas

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 10:44

Haiti - The return this week of 228 Haitian migrants who survived a deadly sea journey to The Bahamas in late November has once again turned the spotlight on the plight of thousands of migrants who take...

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IOM Rwanda expects to resettle 1,500 Congolese refugees in 2014

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 10:43

Rwanda - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) expects to resettle an estimated 1,500 Congolese refugees to the United States from Rwanda in 2014. Nyiramahoro Tuyisenge is one of the approximately...

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Maldives passes bill to criminalize human trafficking

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 10:42

Maldives - IOM commends the Government of the Maldives this week on passing a bill on anti-human trafficking, which makes trafficking in persons a criminal offence with perpetrators liable to 10 to 15...

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IOM Deputy Director General discusses migration with Mexican government Officials, Civil Society and Private Sector

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 10:41

Mexico - During a three-day official visit to Mexico this week, IOM’s Deputy Director General, Ambassador Laura Thompson met with high level government officials as well as civil society organizations...

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IOM to ensure high standard of public information in Haiyan recovery operations

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 10:24

Philippines - IOM’s massive humanitarian aid operation in the wake of typhoon Haiyan will be underpinned by an equally large effort to put the affected population in charge of ensuring the appropriateness...

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