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UN migration agency says responding to measles outbreak in Ethiopia

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations migration agency, on Friday said that it is responding to measles outbreak in Ethiopia as...

Find an alternative safe disembarkation mechanism for migrants rescued fleeing Libya-IOM

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is calling on the international community including the European Union to find an alternative safe disembarkation mechanism for...
Migrants are rescued by the Libyan Coast Guard in Tripoli, Libya, Nov. 29, 2019. The Libyan Coast Guard on Friday rescued more than 200 migrants off the country's western coast, the International Organization for Migration in Libya (IOM Libya) said. Libya has become a preferred departure point for migrants hoping to cross the Mediterranean Sea into Europe due to the insecurity and chaos in the North African country following the 2011 uprising that toppled former leader Muammar Gaddafi. (Photo by Hamza Turkia/Xinhua)

300 illegal immigrants rescued off Libyan coast

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday that Libyan Coast Guard rescued more than 300 illegal immigrants off the Libyan coast on...
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IOM says over 650,000 illegal immigrants currently in Libya

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Wednesday that there are over 650,000 illegal immigrants currently in Libya, many of whom lack medical care...
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Libya says refuses to settle illegal immigrants

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The interior minister of Libya's UN-backed government said on Wednesday that Libya refuses to settle illegal immigrants on its territories. The remarks...
African refugees and asylum-seekers who have been living in Libya's detention centers read booklets from the government of Rwanda and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Kigali, Rwanda on Oct. 10, 2019. Rwanda late Thursday received 123 African refugees and asylum-seekers who have been living in Libya's detention centers. (Photo by Cyril Ndegeya/Xinhua)

48,000 African migrants stranded in war-torn Libya return home – AU

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African Union (AU) Commissioner for Social Affairs Amira El Fadil has said the AU has facilitated the return home of 48,000 African migrants stranded...
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5 migrants killed in accident as being smuggled in Libya’s Sabha

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Thursday said that 5 migrants were killed and 12 others were injured in a traffic accident, as...
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Humanitarians rush to rescue over 14,000 people displaced by fighting in Yemen

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and its partners are scaling up humanitarian assistance in Yemen where fighting has displaced over 14,000 people to...
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78 illegal immigrants rescued off Libya’s western coast

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Sunday said that a total of 78 illegal immigrants have been rescued by the Libyan navy off...
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Cameroon launches program to curb human trafficking

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Cameroon's Ministry of Social Affairs and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have launched a program to combat human trafficking and smuggling in indigenous...
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More than 200 migrants voluntarily deported from Libya in January

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Thursday said it voluntarily deported more than 200 migrants from Libya to their countries of origin so...

2nd IFMS: IOM Director-General calls for “Robust Evidence” in Foreign Policy

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According to the Director-General of International Organization for Migration(IOM) António Vitorino he has put migration data at the centre of his vision for IOM,...

IOM’s report says 110,669 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea

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The International Organization for Migration reported today 110,669 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea during the year just ended, marking the sixth...
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More 35,000 Ghanaians in Libya to cross the sea to Europe – IMO

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More than 35,550 Ghanaians are in war ravaged Libya waiting to cross the sea to Europe, according to International Organization for Migrations. They are...

IOM and GIS mark World Migration Day in New Takoradi

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Mr Martin King-Arthur, also known as "Kofi Kinnata," a musician and the "Goodwill Ambassador for legal Migration," has called on parents...

Mauritania Shipwreck: 87 survivors returned home safely by authorities

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Mauritanian authorities in coordination with the governments of The Gambia and Senegal today began returning the 87 survivors of Wednesday’s fatal shipwreck to their...

Mauritania: At least 58 people confirmed dead after boat capsizes

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At least 58 people are confirmed dead after a vessel carrying migrants sank as it approached the coast of Mauritania today. Eighty-three others swam to...

Final Yazidi Families from Iraq arrive safely in France

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One hundred members of Iraq’s Yazidi community arrived safely in Paris, France, on Wednesday, the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) final operation in support...

IOM launches Global Photo Exhibition on Migration and Entrepreneurship

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With an estimated 272 million international migrants in the world today, migration has the potential to significantly improve the wellbeing and socioeconomic conditions of...

IOM Director General condemns the Killing of Aid Workers in Morobo County, South...

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) condemns in the strongest possible terms the killing of three IOM aid workers on Sunday in fighting between...

Accra launches local migration governance indicators

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) have officially launched the Local Migration Governance Indicators (MGI): 2019 Accra City...
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IOM says it has not suspended its operations in Tripoli

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said it’s still working on the ground in Tripoli to help people affected by the ongoing war in...
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More than 11 million Syrians displaced by conflict

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The Syrian crisis, entering its ninth year this week, has displaced more than 11 million people. Further insecurity and continued displacement, as well as...
This week’s flight from Libya was the seventh since January 2017 organized by IOM for Guinean migrants from Libya with a total of 859 migrants assisted so far. Above is a photo of Guinean migrants assisted by IOM last August. File photo: UN Migration Agency (IOM) 2017

Libya: Over 160 Million Illegal Immigrants opt for Deportation Willingly

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced Friday that more than 160 illegal immigrants were voluntarily deported from Libya to Nigeria on Thursday night. The...
REMITTANCES

Connecting the Remittances Flow is Vital to Development – IOM

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Mr Jeffrey Labovitz, International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Regional Director for East Africa, on Tuesday said improving and harnessing the flow of remittances could...

Libya: 164 illegal Immigrants Willingly Repatriate to Niger

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Thursday said that 164 illegal immigrants from Niger have been voluntarily deported from Libya to their country. "Altogether...
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UN to provide health services to 48,000 Somalis in drought-hit regions

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The UN migration agency said Tuesday it will partner with ministries of health in both Somaliland and Puntland to provide emergency health services to...
Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina meets new arrivals in Kutupalong Refugee Camp, Cox’s Bazar. Photo: Govt. of Bangladesh.

Bangladeshi PM calls for assistance for vulnerable arriving from Myanmar

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Bangladesh PM Visits Overflowing Settlements in Cox’s Bazar, Calls on Government, International Community to Help Most Vulnerable New Arrivals from Myanmar Cox’s Bazar – IOM,...
This week’s flight from Libya was the seventh since January 2017 organized by IOM for Guinean migrants from Libya with a total of 859 migrants assisted so far. Above is a photo of Guinean migrants assisted by IOM last August. File photo: UN Migration Agency (IOM) 2017

UN Migration Agency Assist 132 Guinean Migrants To Return Home

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The UN Migration Agency this week (05/09) assisted 132 Guinean migrants to return home from Libya. The migrants, including 10 women, 1 infant, 2...
Emergency site established by IOM at Qayara Airstrip in Mosul. Photo: UN Migration Agency (IOM) 2017

Mosul Crisis: Population Movement Analysis Report Made Public

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Erbil – The IOM Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has published its latest in-depth report: Mosul Crisis: Population Movement Analysis, tabulating the chronological population...