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New IOM Publication Health Vulnerabilities of Mixed Migrants from the East and...

Facebook Feed - Wed, 09/04/2013 - 11:06
New IOM Publication

Health Vulnerabilities of Mixed Migrants from the East and Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes to Southern Africa (Executive Summary Findings from the Formative Stage)

The main aim of the study was to generate data that responds to the policy needs of mixed migration flows between the concerned regions and to improve the health conditions of migrants throughout the process.

Download free PDF here: http://ow.ly/oxMZ8

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Women helping Women “Dear woman, If you are worried about trafficking…now is th...

Facebook Feed - Wed, 09/04/2013 - 07:30
Women helping Women

“Dear woman,
If you are worried about trafficking…now is the time to put an end to it. Or perhaps you are going through it now. We want to be there for you and encourage you to find your way out, to leave it behind you, as each of us did. It is not easy, but it can be done!"

In 2012 IOM globally assisted 6,499 victims of human trafficking from 85 countries of origin. 58% of the beneficiaries of IOM assistance were women.
Read more and click on the link below


Women helping women | IOM Weblog
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Tue, 09/03/2013 - 22:55 -- Sylvia By Sylvia Lopez-Ekra“Dear woman,If you are worried about trafficking…now is the time to put an end to it. Or perhaps you are going through it now. We want to be there for you and encourage you to find your way out, to leave it behind you, as each of us did. I...
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IOM responds to Women's need in South Sudan Specific activities, such as “Hap...

Facebook Feed - Tue, 09/03/2013 - 11:27
IOM responds to Women's need in South Sudan

Specific activities, such as “Happy Bath Day” are tailored for mothers and their children. At these events, soap, towels and bathing tubs are provided for mothers, and awareness is raised about the importance of bathing and good hygiene. © IOM 2012

Check out the whole photo story here: http://ow.ly/ovnwk

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10 more days before the launch of IOM's 7th World Migration Report! The repor...

Facebook Feed - Tue, 09/03/2013 - 07:02
10 more days before the launch of IOM's 7th World Migration Report!

The report focuses on the migrant, exploring the positive and negative effects of migration on individual well-being. Also, the WMR 2013 focuses on migrants as persons, exploring how migration affects quality of life and human development across a broad range of dimensions.

Here's everything you need to know about it: http://www.iom.int/cms/wmr2013

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More than 450,000 Haitian nationals live in the Dominican Republic. Many of the...

Facebook Feed - Mon, 09/02/2013 - 06:58
More than 450,000 Haitian nationals live in the Dominican Republic. Many of them live in vulnerable conditions, especially those at risk due to environmental and climate changes.

The IOM mission in the Dominican Republic this week assisted 589 Haitians living in vulnerable conditions to voluntarily return to Haiti.

IOM staff help Haitians board a Tap Tap, a common name for public transport in Haiti © IOM 2013 (Photo by: JP Antolin)
Read more here: http://ow.ly/ot3PS

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Calling all Photography enthusiasts! It's time to "Think Move Change" IOM Nepa...

Facebook Feed - Sat, 08/31/2013 - 07:00
Calling all Photography enthusiasts! It's time to "Think Move Change"

IOM Nepal Mission and the EU Delegation to Nepal will launch the ‘IOM-EU Migration Photo Contest 2013’ tomorrow, 1 September 2013.

The theme of the contest is ‘Think Move Change,’ aiming to raise public awareness of Nepal’s labour migration challenges and opportunities through visual representations of Nepalese migrants, their families and communities, and advocating for safe migration for all current and potential migrants.

The contest is open to anyone resident in any country. Entries must be submitted by 31 October2013. Enter now!
http://ow.ly/opkLD

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"How do discriminatory social norms relate to the gender dynamics of internation...

Facebook Feed - Fri, 08/30/2013 - 11:00
"How do discriminatory social norms relate to the gender dynamics of international migration?"

If you want to know more, participate in our new online discussion starting on Monday 2 September with Wikigender, SMC, Wikiprogress and Wikichild! http://bit.ly/16TdlNJ #migration

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“What are your feelings about youth migration?” Some youth see the future in l...

Facebook Feed - Fri, 08/30/2013 - 07:37
“What are your feelings about youth migration?”

Some youth see the future in labour migration, while others see the risk of slowing down the national development in it. This is, nevertheless, not a matter of black and white, nor right and wrong.

Learn more and check out our new #migration blog on the link below


Future Beyond Migration | IOM Weblog
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Thu, 08/22/2013 - 18:30 -- publisher By Kensuke Matsueda“What are your feelings about youth migration?”My colleague and I asked this quick question randomly to some Nepalese people who joined the celebration event for the International Youth Day 2013, which was held under the theme of ‘Youth Migrati...
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For over two decades, chaos violence and deserted streets have defined Somalia’s...

Facebook Feed - Thu, 08/29/2013 - 11:06
For over two decades, chaos violence and deserted streets have defined Somalia’s capital. But now a different story is emerging.

Supported by IOM’s Transition Initiatives for Stabilization programme, a group of young Somalis committed to encouraging communities to change Mogadishu. Meet the "City Volunteers"
Read more on http://ow.ly/on66S

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Music makes a Comeback! Born into turbulent warfare, and surrounded by a coll...

Facebook Feed - Thu, 08/29/2013 - 07:00
Music makes a Comeback!

Born into turbulent warfare, and surrounded by a collapsed education and health system, young Somalis are often referred to as the “lost generation.”

But now, IOM’s Transition Initiatives for Stabilization programme is empowering and re-engaging disconnected youth through art and music.
Read more here http://ow.ly/omN8i

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New #Migration Blog! Is Migration the New Facebook? One out of seven people in...

Facebook Feed - Wed, 08/28/2013 - 11:04
New #Migration Blog!

Is Migration the New Facebook?
One out of seven people in the world uses Facebook and one out of seven people alive today is a migrant. So what, if any, is the connection? Read more and click on the link below.


Is Migration the New Facebook? | IOM Weblog
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Fri, 08/23/2013 - 17:02 -- publisherPhoto by: Albert González Farran / UNAMID / CC BY-NC-ND By Charmaine CaparasOne out of seven people in the world uses Facebook and one out of seven people alive today is a migrant.So what, if any, is the connection?Plenty if we are to believe Facebook founder and...
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Are you ready for IOM's Photo Challenge? You don't need to have the sleekest DS...

Facebook Feed - Tue, 08/27/2013 - 15:00
Are you ready for IOM's Photo Challenge?

You don't need to have the sleekest DSLR to take compelling photos these days because even smartphones have high-definition cameras that can enable anyone to take crisp images that are good enough to be featured in IOM's Media Library.

Learn more on: http://ow.ly/oiABO


IOM Photo Challenge | IOM Weblog
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Thu, 07/25/2013 - 17:48 -- publisherYou don't need to have the sleekest DSLR to take compelling photos these days because even smartphones have high-definition cameras that can enable anyone to take crisp images that are good enough to be featured in IOM's Media Library.We would like to make it more...
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Women and children in the Ituri district of the D.R of Congo, suffer alarming ra...

Facebook Feed - Tue, 08/27/2013 - 11:00
Women and children in the Ituri district of the D.R of Congo, suffer alarming rates of sexual and gender-based violence. These vulnerable groups have little confidence that policemen will protect them since, before the recent Police Reform, many have been recruited from militias and didn’t follow a specialized training.

To address this problem, IOM has developed a project to unite local women’s group and the wives of policemen by having them work hand-in-hand in income-generating activities. In addition to increase resources for local women, this initiative provides a safe space for dialogue and restored trust between local women and policemen through their wives.

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“Most of the Chadians who fled to Sudan in this period [mid-2000s], were predomi...

Facebook Feed - Tue, 08/27/2013 - 07:02
“Most of the Chadians who fled to Sudan in this period [mid-2000s], were predominantly because of rebellion. However, there are also Chadians who migrated to Sudan in the same period and earlier because of work [gold miners],” explained Sufi Qasim, head of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Chad.

One of them is Achta Mahamat Oumar, a 21-year-old widow. After her husband died, she's left alone to raise her children. Read her story on http://ow.ly/oikY6
© Ann Weru/IRIN

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Nhial Malia fled South Sudan with his family in 1989, when he was two years old....

Facebook Feed - Mon, 08/26/2013 - 11:00
Nhial Malia fled South Sudan with his family in 1989, when he was two years old. Nine years later, he was resettled by IOM from a refugee camp in western Ethiopia to Houston, Texas.

Today, he is 26, a U.S. citizen, holds a degree in Biology with a minor in Philosophy, and just finished three years as a water and sanitation volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps in Ghana.

On 19 August, Nhial returned to South Sudan for the first time in 24 years to try to reunite with his remaining family in Unity State.

Read more about Nhial's story here: http://bit.ly/178CLWz, and follow his journey on his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nhialsjourney

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New #Migration Blog! One Small Thing Can Make a Big Difference 19 August was Wo...

Facebook Feed - Mon, 08/26/2013 - 07:05
New #Migration Blog!

One Small Thing Can Make a Big Difference
19 August was World Humanitarian Day a month long initiative that invites you to sponsor a word and turn your voice to help millions of people worldwide affected by disasters. IOM and United Nations ask supporters to complete the sentence: The world needs more…

Learn more about this groundbreaking project and how you can share your ideas. Click on the link below to find out!


One Small Thing Can Make a Big Difference | IOM Weblog
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Fri, 08/23/2013 - 16:13 -- publisherBy Leonard DoyleBrilliantly encapsulating what it is to be a humanitarian aid worker, Matt Bowlby of IOM Haiti describes his daily rounds of a displacement camp thus: "You’re here to do one small thing that’s going to make a big difference."In that short and pithy...
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Salma was born in Somaliland but left her country 19 years ago for Canada. She c...

Facebook Feed - Fri, 08/23/2013 - 07:00
Salma was born in Somaliland but left her country 19 years ago for Canada. She created a new life for herself and trained as a mental health counselor but always yearned to help rebuild her country of origin and “give back”. IOM gave her the opportunity to do just that.

Thanks to IOM and its partners, she went back to Somalia to temporarily work as a counseling psychologist. In Somalia, years of violence left many families traumatized. Salma directly worked with many patients but also trained 12 nurses and university students to reinforce the limited pool of specialists in the country.
Read more about IOM Somalia’s MIDA programme at: www.quests-mida.org
See a video on migrant women and philanthropy at: http://ow.ly/obEf3

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It's a long journey from Somaliland to Europe. Disenchanted, uninspired and i...

Facebook Feed - Thu, 08/22/2013 - 15:00
It's a long journey from Somaliland to Europe.

Disenchanted, uninspired and idle, many young graduates are paying large smuggling fees to find work in Europe.

So why are people still leaving? “Because it is worth the risk. Many students feel there is no other option because they have no future in Somaliland. They have studied; they have worked hard, for what?”

Read more about addressing youth unemployment on http://ow.ly/o9MJ6

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Retelling Somalia's Story. For 21 years, images of destruction and bloodshed ha...

Facebook Feed - Thu, 08/22/2013 - 11:03
Retelling Somalia's Story.

For 21 years, images of destruction and bloodshed have defined Somalia. Famous musicians and poets fled, 500 artists were killed but now a different story is emerging. Watch this interesting video from IOM Somalia. http://ow.ly/o9HPf


Retelling Somalia's Story
For 21 years, images of destruction and bloodshed have defined Somalia. Famous musicians and poets fled, 500 artists were killed but now a different story is...
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What is service with compassion? Meet Hussein Hassan. A generous heart, soft sp...

Facebook Feed - Thu, 08/22/2013 - 07:15
What is service with compassion?

Meet Hussein Hassan. A generous heart, soft spoken, hardworking and spent a life full of service with compassion are what describes him aside from being known as the Senior Health Programme Officer working with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Somalia.

Read his story here http://ow.ly/o9ve5

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