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MTV EXIT and IOM produce documentary on human trafficking

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 10:23

Ukraine - IOM and MTV EXIT are releasing a documentary “Trading Lives” targeting Ukrainian youth, children and young people under 25, as they are one of the largest groups exposed to the dangers of modern-day...

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IOM assists Ethiopian government to manage influx of vulnerable Ethiopian migrants returning from Saudi Arabia

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 10:22

Ethiopia - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Government of Ethiopia are working together to manage the influx of vulnerable Ethiopian migrants returning from the Kingdom of Saudi...

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Somalia: Storm devastated Puntland struggles to recover

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 10:21

Somalia - Two weeks after a tropical cyclone struck the northeast coast of Puntland State of Somalia with unforeseen ferocity, the government estimates that over 35,000 people have been affected by the...

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IOM Director General stresses human rights of migrants ahead of South American conference

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 10:20

Argentina - IOM´s Director General, Ambassador William Lacy Swing, travels to Colombia to participate in the XIII South American Conference on Migration being held this week in the historic city of Cartagena...

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Assessment in South Sudan to determine migrant health needs

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 10:19

South Sudan - IOM South Sudan released the findings of its recent Migrant Health Assessment last week, providing health partners in the country with an up-to-date overview of the health challenges encountered...

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IOM helps Afghanistan Disaster Management Authority counter flood risks

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 10:18

Afghanistan - IOM is working with the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) to construct flood protection systems in ten flash flood prone communities identified through a joint assessment. With...

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IOM co-ordinates ‘Tent City’ at university in typhoon-hit town

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 11:43

Philippines - In Guiuan, Eastern Samar, a university campus has been transformed into a transitional camp providing refuge for 98 families – a total of 445 people – whose homes were swept away by the typhoon. ...

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IOM seriously concerned by deaths of migrants in search of better lives

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 10:28

Switzerland - The death of 30 Haitian migrants at sea earlier this week off the Bahamas has triggered renewed concerns about the plight of irregular migrants risking their lives around the world in unseaworthy...

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Detailed picture of needs mapped in typhoon-hit Philippines

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 10:27

Philippines - A detailed picture of the evolving needs and challenges faced by the hundreds of thousands of people displaced by Typhoon Haiyan which struck the central Philippines three weeks ago is emerging....

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IOM helps Jordan, partner agencies in mass vaccination campaign

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 10:26

Jordan - IOM has helped Jordan’s Ministry of Health (MoH), WHO and UNICEF to vaccinate over 3.3 million people against measles and rubella in Jordan. Over a million children were also vaccinated against...

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Transport assistance to Syrian refugees in Turkish camp reaches 12,000

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 10:25

Turkey - As part of IOM’s ongoing work with the Government of Turkey to support Syrians who have fled into Turkey due to the Syrian conflict, IOM is providing transport, water and other services to thousands...

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Funding needed to aid South Sudanese stranded in Sudan

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 10:24

South Sudan - IOM is appealing for USD 10.5 million to provide emergency return assistance to vulnerable and stranded South Sudanese in Khartoum, Sudan. In late 2010, during the lead up to the referendum...

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Pakistan prepares communities for emergency response

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 10:23

Pakistan - IOM’s partnership with Rescue 1122, the largest emergency response service in Pakistan, hit new heights this week with a joint camp coordination and camp management (CCCM) training in Lahore...

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IOM addresses labour shortages in Lesotho’s health sector

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 10:22

South Africa - IOM has launched a project to support the Government of Lesotho to address labour shortages in the country’s health sector. Funded by the IOM Development Fund (IDF), the USD 200,000 project...

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Migrant information website launched in Egypt

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 10:21

Egypt - As part of its on-going European Union-funded programme ‘Stabilizing at-risk communities and enhancing migration management to enable smooth transitions in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya – START’, IOM...

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Typhoon Haiyan Response: Tens of thousands reached, but many more in need

Tue, 11/26/2013 - 10:34

Philippines - IOM is stepping up the pace of aid to help hundreds of thousands affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines to rebuild their homes and their lives. The USD 11.3 million response to IOM’s...

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Massive returns of Yemeni migrants from Saudi Arabia will impact welfare of thousands back home: IOM

Tue, 11/26/2013 - 10:33

Yemen - Over 190,000 Yemeni migrant workers have crossed the Al Tuwal border checkpoint with Saudi Arabia since June, following a March 2013 decision by Saudi Arabia to send all undocumented migrant workers...

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IOM aids over 21,000 Ethiopian returnees from Saudi Arabia

Tue, 11/26/2013 - 10:32

Ethiopia - IOM Ethiopia has assisted over 21,000 Ethiopian returnees arriving home on Ethiopian government charter flights from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) over the past 12 days, following a KSA...

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European Union backs efforts to fight child trafficking and gender-based violence in Somalia

Tue, 11/26/2013 - 10:31

Somalia - IOM has received a donation of EUR 1.1 million from the European Union for a project which will help to fight child trafficking and gender- based violence (GBV) in Puntland, Somalia. Entitled...

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Global preparedness initiative launches in Korea

Tue, 11/26/2013 - 10:30

Republic of Korea - The human cost of disasters may be highest in developing countries, but the economic impact can also be felt hard in developed countries, IOM’s Director of Operations stressed this...

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