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“I am a responder and a victim too”, says an IOM staff whose house was blown cle...

Facebook Feed - Thu, 11/21/2013 - 10:33
“I am a responder and a victim too”, says an IOM staff whose house was blown clean away along with many of his possessions by typhoon Haiyan, but he still manages to find reasons to be grateful.

As he was walking along the street, he saw a skinny dog running towards him. To his surprise, he realized it was his dog, he survived!
Read the story at http://ow.ly/r2vk2


IOM Staffer embodies the spirit of Tacloban | Philippine Response
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“I am a responder and a victim too”, says Edmund Talle, procurement officer with IOM Philippines as we walk towards his home on the edge of Tacloban in the central Philippines. His house was blown clean away along with many of his possessions by typhoon Haiyan, but he still manages to find reasons t...
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The people of Guiuan took the worst of Haiyan, but there are always little mirac...

Facebook Feed - Thu, 11/21/2013 - 06:00
The people of Guiuan took the worst of Haiyan, but there are always little miracles here and there.

Meet Baby Alice, a baby who was lost in the storm surge and was then found after the storm floating among the debris.
Read the whole story on: http://ow.ly/r2ei3

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IOM staffer embodies the spirit of Tacloban

PBN News Germany - Thu, 11/21/2013 - 04:19

Philippines - “I am a responder and a victim too”, says Edmund Talle, procurement officer with IOM Philippines as we walk towards his home on the edge of Tacloban in the central Philippines. His house...

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IOM, partners assess situations in typhoon-affected areas in the Philippines. M...

Facebook Feed - Wed, 11/20/2013 - 10:21
IOM, partners assess situations in typhoon-affected areas in the Philippines.

Meet Estelita. A remarkable woman after the ‘wind, rain and water’. She was profusely appreciative to have been given free complete dose of the antibiotics she needed from IOM's emergency health operation with its partner, Americare. Her resilient persona and wonderful toothless smiles will be always be remembered.

Read her story on http://ow.ly/r06pv


Estelita – a remarkable woman after the ‘wind, rain and water’ | Philippine Response
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A gray-haired 72-year old woman from Barangay Tabok, Pontevedra in her bermuda shorts, blue Tshirt and blue hat slowly makes her way into the Pontevedra Rural Health Clinic with her left foot and lower leg so swollen that it hurt to simply watch her walk. Her name is Estelita.
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On Monday, WFP head Ertharin Cousin and the Director General of the Internationa...

Facebook Feed - Wed, 11/20/2013 - 06:23
On Monday, WFP head Ertharin Cousin and the Director General of the International Organization for Migration, William Swing, visited to see the situation on the island of Panay, east of Tacloban, Philippines. While there they met with Provincial Governor Victor Tanco, learning about how lives had been saved on the island and the needs of the local community as it works to recover.

Watch: http://ow.ly/qZR1Q


WFP and IOM chiefs visit typhoon-hit island in Philippines
WFP is working with the government of the Philippines and other partners to get food and emergency supplies to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. On Monday, WFP ...
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IOM Director General says world must help rebuild communities shattered by Typhoon Haiyan

PBN News Germany - Tue, 11/19/2013 - 10:11

Philippines - As aid flows in to the areas devastated by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, IOM’s Director General William Lacy Swing has urged the world to support the Philippine people to rebuild and recover. The...

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Stranded Liberian migrants return home from neighbouring West African countries

PBN News Germany - Tue, 11/19/2013 - 10:10

Liberia/Ghana - A group of 353 Liberian migrants stranded in Ghana is returning home by air through the end of this month, thanks to an IOM voluntary return programme. The movements, in groups of 50, are...

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New migration statistics in Italy show overwhelmingly positive impact

PBN News Germany - Tue, 11/19/2013 - 10:09

Italy - Figures presented during the recent launch of the new “Statistical Dossier on Immigration” by the Italian National Office Against Racial Discrimination (UNAR) and the IDOS Study and Research Centre...

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34 returnees who arrived in Juba on last month's barge convoy were provided with...

Facebook Feed - Tue, 11/19/2013 - 06:27
34 returnees who arrived in Juba on last month's barge convoy were provided with onward transport by air today to their final destinations in Wau and Warrap.

Here's an IOM staff facilitating the registration at the Juba waystation before departure.

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IOM Director General William Lacy Swing and World Food Programme Executive Dire...

Facebook Feed - Mon, 11/18/2013 - 10:23
IOM Director General William Lacy Swing and World Food Programme Executive Director Ertharin Cousin learned first hand from governor Victor Tanco of badly stricken Capiz what the actual situation is in an emergency center.

Here's a Photo Story http://ow.ly/qV8QR

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A city once deserted, is now back on its feet. Somalis now have the opportunity...

Facebook Feed - Mon, 11/18/2013 - 06:31
A city once deserted, is now back on its feet. Somalis now have the opportunity to lead an ordinary way of life.

This film is a testimony from the returning diaspora members and their hopeful visions of a new Somalia.
Watch here http://ow.ly/qUTmz


Somalia: IOM's Migration for Development in Africa (MIDA) Programme
IOM's Migration for Development in Africa (MIDA) Programme has so far assisted 151 Somali technical consultants, including nurses, medical doctors, mid-wives...
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In the Philippines, a relief effort of giant proportions and fiendishly complicated logistics is under way

PBN News Germany - Sun, 11/17/2013 - 03:41

Philippines - With banner headlines already decrying the slow pace of aid in the Philippines, there was palpable relief when, at a packed briefing for aid agencies, it was announced that piped water had...

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“Why us?”

PBN News Germany - Sat, 11/16/2013 - 14:42

Philippines - The town of Tanuan (pop. 50,000) is 15 kilometres south of Tacloban, which has been the focus of the world’s media since the devastating typhoon of November 8. If anything, Tanuan is in a...

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An IOM truck convoy leaves the Philippine capital of Manila after midnight of 16...

Facebook Feed - Sat, 11/16/2013 - 06:12
An IOM truck convoy leaves the Philippine capital of Manila after midnight of 16 Nov to bring life-saving kits to victims of Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban city. © IOM 2013 (Photo by Ray Leyesa)

Get more updates on Typhoon Haiyan at http://philippineresponse.iom.int/

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IOM’s shelter and coordination activities gearing up in central Philippines

PBN News Germany - Fri, 11/15/2013 - 11:03

Philippines - IOM is today assisting the local authorities in identifying a mass shelter site for up to 5,000 people in the city of Tacloban, shattered by typhoon Haiyan a week ago. Five IOM camp managers,...

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IOM’s shelter and coordination activities gearing up in central Philippines

PBN News Germany - Fri, 11/15/2013 - 11:03

Philippines - IOM is today assisting the local authorities in identifying a mass shelter site for up to 5,000 people in the city of Tacloban, shattered by typhoon Haiyan a week ago. Five IOM camp managers,...

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Victims of trafficking helped to return home from the European Union

PBN News Germany - Fri, 11/15/2013 - 11:02

France  - IOM France has launched a reintegration project to assist 130 victims of trafficking who have opted for voluntary return from European Union (EU) countries to their countries of origin in Africa,...

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IOM signs Status Agreement with Yemen

PBN News Germany - Fri, 11/15/2013 - 11:01

Yemen - A status agreement was signed on Thursday (14/11/2013), in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a between IOM and the Republic of Yemen  granting IOM in Yemen full  privileges and immunities allotted to UN...

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IOM, UNOCHA conduct camp management training in Peru in preparation for disasters

PBN News Germany - Fri, 11/15/2013 - 10:59

Peru - IOM Peru, in close coordination with the UN’s Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is this week holding two training sessions aimed at strengthening the capacity of all Peruvian...

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IOM, UNOCHA conduct camp management training in Peru in preparation for disasters

PBN News Germany - Fri, 11/15/2013 - 10:59

Peru - IOM Peru, in close coordination with the UN’s Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is this week holding two training sessions aimed at strengthening the capacity of all Peruvian...

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