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IOM, USAID Support Strengthening of Sierra Leone Healthcare System

Freetown – IOM in Sierra Leone and the US Agency for International Development last week presided over the graduation ceremony of the Infection Prevention and Control course.

IOM Supports Ghana with Trafficking in Persons Information System Donation

Accra – IOM, the UN Migration Agency in Ghana donated on 21 May equipment to facilitate the use of the Trafficking in Persons Information System (TIPIS) to the Government of Ghana.

UN Migration Agency Launches Community Stabilization Activities in Northern Niger

Agadez – IOM, the UN Migration Agency last week (09/05) launched the project Community Stabilization Initiatives in Northern Niger (COSINN) in Agadez, funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.

Over 700 Ghanaian Migrants Return Home with IOM Assistance

Accra – Earlier this week (15/05), IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in partnership with the Government of Ghana and the Airport Authorities, facilitated the return home of 148 Ghanaians via charter from

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Freeing Migration from Populist Myths: Geneva Hosts Public Debate about Modern Migration

Following a tragic week, during which at least 148 migrants lost their lives in two separate sea incidents off the coasts of Tunisia and

More Work Needed to Reduce the Vulnerability of Migrants During Emergencies

Migrants are often among the groups most affected by natural hazards and armed conflicts. Language barriers, limited social networks and isolation are some of the factors that may limit migrants’ ability to ensure their own safety and well-being.

5 Must-know Features of MigApp

Travelling internationally means being prepared: obtaining the required travel documents, acquiring the destination country's currency, and overcoming language barriers.

Nadiya’s Hope for a Better Future

In the western Ukrainian city of Ivano-Frankivsk and the region, it is hard to find a person who has not heard about Nadiya* Stefurak, a Paralympic sportswoman, world medalist in biathlon, who presented Ukraine at the 2010 Winter Paralympics in Vancouver.


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EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration

To improve migrant protection, voluntary return and reintegration along the Central Mediterranean route in Africa, the European Union (EU), through the Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF), and with contributions from Germany (€48 million) and Italy (€22 million) launched with the UN Migration Agency (IOM) in 2016 the Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in Africa.