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More than 11 million Syrians displaced by conflict

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

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

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

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...
health screening is on

UN to provide health services to 48,000 Somalis in drought-hit regions

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

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

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

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

Nearly 840,000 remain displaced outside Mosul

The UN migration agency said Friday it estimates that 839,118 individuals (139,853 families) remain displaced following heavy fighting to retake the northern Iraqi city...

IOM endorses new disability charter

On 17 July 2017, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, endorsed the Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disability in Humanitarian Action. The Charter was developed,...

Ukraine adopts new policy on migration management

The Government of Ukraine adopted a new State Migration Strategy Wednesday (12 July), which will inform national migration policy for the next eight years. The...

Spotlight: Is African migration the new form of political rebellion?

The most commonly cited reasons for people mirating from Africa to Europe revolve around the search for economic opportunity and jobs. There is, however,...
Syrian refugees stand as they gather during the visit of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to al-Dalhamiyeh camp in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon March 25, 2016. REUTERS/Aziz Taher

IOM susoends emergency activities in Mosul

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has temporarily suspended certain emergency activities in both Qayara’s air strip emergency site and the Haj Ali camp, due...
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Zimbabwe and UN develop plan for diaspora engagement

On 5 and 6 July, the Government of Zimbabwe, with support from IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and the European Union, convened a high...

UN Migration Agency renovates 18 wells in Libya

The UN Migration Agency (IOM) has completed the rehabilitation of 18 water wells in 12 out of 14 neighbourhoods of the Libyan city of...
Migrants are seen near the village of Tabanovce at the northern Macedonian border on March 9, 2016. (Xinhua) (zw)

Migrant deaths in Mediterranean reach 2,297

he UN Migration Agency (IOM) reports that 101,266 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 5 July, with almost 85 per cent...

IOM and Radobank Foundation win Jacques Diouf Award for Global Food Security

William Lacy Swing, the Director General of IOM, the UN Migration Agency, accepted the Jacques Diouf Award on behalf of the Organization. The Award...

IOM’s One Room Shelter programme helped 77,000 Pakistani families

The approach of the One Room Shelter Programme that IOM (the UN Migration Agency) Pakistan implemented to meet the recovery needs of affected populations...

IOM calls on European to support Italy in saving rescuing migrants

Ahead of this week’s informal meeting of EU Justice and Home Affairs ministers, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) urges European Union (EU) Member States...
migrants

Latest IOM update: Migrant death toll at 2,245

The UN Migration Agency (IOM) reports that 101,210 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 3 July, with almost 85 per...

IOM supports DR Congo’s production of minerals

The UN Migration Agency (IOM), through its USAID-funded Responsible Minerals Trade programme, provided support to the export of conflict-free and traceable artisanal (small scale)...
Pool/AFP / Yannis Kolesidis Greek authorities predict it will take 10 days to clear all the 8,400 refugees and migrants from a makeshift camp on the Greek-Macedonian border near Idomeni, on May 24, 2016

IOM migration update: Mediterranean migrant deaths peak at 2,169

The UN Migration Agency (IOM) reports that 95,768 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 29 June, with almost 85 per...

Need assessment is critical to delivering actual aid to migrants

The ongoing conflict in Yemen has induced large-scale displacement of the Yemeni population, and affected thousands of migrants in the country or those arriving...

10th Global Forum on Migration underway in Germany

The annual Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) has opened with commitment from high level officials to advance global migration governance and leverage...

IOM opens resource centre on Haitian border for returning migrants

On 20 June, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) opened Haiti's first Border Resource Centre (BRC), in coordination with the Mayor of Anse-à-Pîtres and the...

3 million Iraqis remain internally displaced

Three million Iraqis remain internally displaced across the country, despite numerous successes by military forces in dislodging and reclaiming much of the territory once...
Migration by boat

Migration crisis in numbers – IOM releases staggering figures

IOM Rome spokesperson Flavio Di Giacomo reported that when IOM last released figures (13 June), over 3,000 migrants arrived in Italy after having been...
illegal immigrants

2,300 migrants died this year – IOM records

The International Organisation for Migrants’ (IOM) Missing Migrants Project (MMP), has recorded 2,300 migrant deaths worldwide from January to 31 May this year, with...

UNHCR, IOM pledge increased support for Libya

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the UN Migration Agency (IOM), on Tuesday presented their plans for expanding operations in Libya and enhancing their...

IOM assists 4,030 stranded migrants in Libya

So far in 2017, IOM Libya has assisted 4,030 stranded migrants to return home from Libya through its voluntary humanitarian return (VHR) programme. The latest...