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IOM begins Central African Republic airlift of stranded Malian migrants

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 11:26

Mali/Central African Republic - IOM today hopes to begin an airlift to evacuate some 550 Malian migrants stranded by fighting in the Central Africa Republic (CAR), following a request from the Malian government....

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IOM DG to attend 2nd Kuwait Pledging Conference for Syria

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 11:25

Switzerland - IOM Director General William Lacy Swing will travel to Kuwait today (14/1) to attend the 2nd International Pledging Conference for Syria.  The conference, which aims to rally international...

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Four years after devastating 2010 quake 146,000 Haitians remain in camps

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 11:24

Haiti - Four years after the earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010, an estimated 146,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs), or 39,000 households, remain in 271 camps scattered throughout metropolitan...

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Over 3,300 demobilized Colombians complete reintegration process

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 11:23

Colombia - A total of 2,489 demobilized Colombians (2,020 men and 469 women) completed their reintegration process in 2013, almost three times the number who did so in 2012, when 832 finished. “Today we...

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Fears grow of increase in people trafficking in typhoon-affected Philippines

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 11:22

Philippines - More than two months after Typhoon Haiyan devastated central parts of the Philippines, a rise in human trafficking could be on the cards unless appropriate prevention and protection measures...

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IOM, IOE join forces to combat unethical recruitment of migrant workers

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 11:21

Switzerland - IOM and the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) have agreed to join forces to promote ethical recruitment of migrant workers by recruitment agencies. The agreement follows a January...

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IOM, partners improve pre-departure preparation for EU migrants to ease integration

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 11:20

Hungary - Migrant integration policy approaches across the European Union (EU) are increasingly recognizing the role that countries of origin can play in fostering the successful integration of newly arrived...

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IOM begins airlift of stranded migrants from Central African Republic

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 10:35

Central African Republic - IOM will tomorrow (11/1/2014) start an airlift to evacuate stranded foreign nationals from the Central African Republic (CAR), following appeals from neighbouring African countries....

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South Sudan returnees caught up in conflict airlifted to safety

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 10:34

South Sudan - IOM has begun an airlift of some 600 South Sudanese returnees out of Malakal, Upper Nile State, where they had become stranded on their way home due to recent fighting. The returnees from...

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IOM aids Somalis evacuated from South Sudan

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 10:33

Somalia - For the first time in 30 years, the Federal Government of Somalia has started to evacuate its citizens by air from a foreign country’s conflict zone. Close to 400 Somalis are expected to be evacuated...

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Ethiopian returnees from Saudi Arabia top 151,000

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 10:32

Ethiopia - Two months after the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) started its crackdown on irregular migration, the operation to repatriate Ethiopian irregular migrants from the Kingdom continues, with over...

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IOM provides livestock to vulnerable Rwandan returnees

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 10:31

Rwanda - Vulnerable Rwandan returnees from neighbouring countries have received a consignment of livestock from IOM to boost their livelihoods and help them to reintegrate in Nyamagabe District in southern...

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IOM expands aid operations in South Sudan, appeals for donor support

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 10:32

South Sudan - IOM is expanding its assistance to people displaced by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan and has issued an appeal to the international community for further support. IOM Director General...

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Syrian refugees leave Beirut for temporary resettlement in Germany

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 10:31

Syria - IOM today organized a fifth charter flight from Beirut to Kassel in Germany for 160 vulnerable Syrian refugees as part of the German government’s Humanitarian Admissions Programme (HAP). The refugees,...

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Ethiopian Diaspora NGO donates funds to IOM through USAIM to aid returnees from Saudi Arabia

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 10:30

Ethiopia - The Global Alliance for the Rights of Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia has donated USD 30,000 to support IOM’s ongoing post-arrival assistance to Ethiopian migrants returning from Saudi Arabia. The...

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IOM allocates emergency funding to begin air evacuation of migrants affected by fighting in the Central African Republic

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 05:26

Chad/Senegal - IOM Director General William Lacy Swing this week approved initial emergency funding to begin an airlift to evacuate migrants caught up in fighting in the Central African Republic (CAR)....

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IOM engages with local media and communities in typhoon-affected areas of the Philippines

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 05:23

Philippines  - IOM is reaching out to local media in the areas of central Philippines worst hit by Typhoon Haiyan to provide affected communities with information about the humanitarian response.  IOM...

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Senegal and Niger request IOM evacuation assistance from the Central African Republic

Sat, 12/28/2013 - 06:21

Chad/Central African Republic - The Government of Chad this week started a massive air evacuation of Chadian migrants who are caught in the fighting in the Central African Republic (CAR). On 25 December,...

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Christmas Day Deaths of Haitians Spurs Call for Action from IOM's William Swing

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 10:00

The Christmas Day drownings of at least 18 Haitian migrants when their sailboat capsized off the Turks and Caicos Islands, has re-focused attention on the crisis of "desperation migration." "We offer our...

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IOM Supports Relocation and Integration of Internal Displaced Persons in Somaliland

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 03:48

When Faadumo Cabdi Coofle arrived at Mohamed Mooge A, a settlement for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Somaliland, two and a half years ago, she was pregnant with her sixth child.  Her dreams had...

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