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Published on August 19, 2015

Ambassador William Lacy Swing gave an interview to the CCTV America on the Syrian migrant crisis and offered his insights to the current migrant situation and possible solutions

Published on Jun 21, 2015
The IOM Health and Humanitarian Border Management (HHBM) project currently in Phase II of operations, began on 17 November 2014 to monitor the Exit and Entry Health Screening (EEHS) SOP at Lungi International Airport (FNA) in partnership with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Sierra Leonean Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Port Health, the Sierra Leone Civil Aviation Authority, the Sierra Leone Airport Authority and the International Security Advisory Team. Since that time it has achieved 100% coverage across all UN and commercial flights to Sierra Leone and as of June 2015 has screened over 60,000 passengers. The Airport project team of 25 monitors and support staff which works in shifts 24/7 has also developed a training curriculum for Airport personnel, a pocket guide on the EEHS SOP and trained over 300 Immigration, Police and Health personnel.

Source : la Radio Télévision Nationale du Burkina Faso (RTB)

Fuyant la situation sécuritaire instable au Nigéria, 62 migrants Burkinabé, dont 8 familles, ont été assistés par l'OIM pour rentrer dans leur pays d'origine, via le Niger. Outre l'organisation du transport de ces migrants pour rejoindre leurs familles d'origine dans la localité de Mamassi au Burkina Faso, l'OIM leur a apporté un soutien logistique, sanitaire et psychosocial.

Since 1 December 2014, the IOM managed National Ebola Training Academy at the Siaka Stevens Stadium and the Faculty of Nursing, College of Medicine in Freetown, Sierra Leone has trained over 5,900 frontline health care professionals on Infection Prevention and Control in collaboration with WHO, the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces, and supported by the UK Department for International Development. The Academy is the largest training facility in the Ebola affected countries and unique in the services it provides. The Academy has a staff of 30 national and international trainers and 10 expert patients, who are Ebola survivors

IOM, as part of the Government of Liberia's Ebola response strategy, opened three US-funded Ebola treatment units (ETUs) to bring clinical care closer to communities in the counties of Bomi, Grand Bassa and grand Cape Mount. This is the story of one of the Ebola survivors from Camp 3, a village in Tewor district which was an Ebola hotspot.

IOM in West and Central Africa

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