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Coronavirus - Somali Migrants Return Home After Several Months Stranded in Iran

The 11 migrants and the Ambassador had been under lockdown for several months in a hotel in Tehran, as they eagerly waited to be reunited with their loved ones in Somalia

Eleven Somali nationals and Muhammed Hussein Abukar, Somalia’s ambassador to West Africa and Special Envoy to Iran, safely returned to Somalia after nearly six months of being stranded in the Islamic Republic of Iran due to COVID-19 global movement restrictions. Their return, completed on Saturday (1 August) was facilitated by the International…

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Coronavirus - South Sudan: International Organization for Migration (IOM) South Sudan External Update

15,033 individuals screened at IOM-managed COVID-19 PoE sites in June

Monthly Highlights 31,266 individuals attended and received mental health and psychosocial support services in Wau, Malakal, and Bentiu. 1,416 Metric tons of humanitarian cargo delivered. 15,033 individuals screened at IOM-managed COVID-19 PoE sites in June. Download Report: https://bit.ly/30sNHmw SITUATION OVERVIEW While there has been a lull in hostilities connected to…

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Coronavirus - North East Nigeria: COVID-19 Point of Entry Dashboard

OVERVIEW IOM DTM in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the state Ministry of Health have been conducting monitoring of individuals moving into Nigeria's conflict-affected northeastern states of Adamawa and Borno under pillar four (Points of entry) of COVID 19 preparedness and response planning guidelines. During the period…

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Coronavirus - Somalia: Cross Border Movements

Migrants who reported not being aware about COVID-19 received a short awareness session

In Week 31, from 26 July to 1 August 2020, a total of 2,595 movements were observed at various flow monitoring points (FMP) across Somalia, of which 70 per cent were incoming flows and 30 per cent were outgoing flows. DTM has also collected information to monitor the specific vulnerabilities…

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Coronavirus - Ethiopia: COVID-19 Response Overview

International Organization for Migration (IOM) continued to support Government of Ethiopia (GoE) in coordinating support for quarantine facilities in Addis Ababa and the regions (35 in total)

22,500+ returnee migrants arrived since April 1 41,520+ individuals reached with hygiene awareness this week 1,333 currently in quarantine facilities Download Report: https://bit.ly/2DrbZnu 1. Partnerships and Coordination As the designated lead agency for supporting the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) in the management of migrant returnees, IOM continued to support GoE…

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Coronavirus - Africa: International Organization for Migration (IOM) Regional Office for East and Horn of Africa Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) COVID-19 Regional Overview on Mobility Restrictions

An increasing number of COVID-19 cases continues to be reported among truck drivers in the region

BACKGROUND The current outbreak of COVID-19 has affected global mobility in the form of various travel disruptions and restrictions. To better understand how COVID-19 affects global mobility, IOM has developed a global mobility database to map and gather data on the locations, status and different restrictions at Ports of Entry…

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Coronavirus - Libya - COVID-19 Mobility Tracking

Athough COVID-19 is first and foremost a health crisis, it has also resulted in associated socio-economic and protection crises

OVERVIEW Throughout June the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Libya steadily increased, while simultaneously a significant socio-economic impact related to restrictions on freedom of movement and the resulting loss of livelihoods was also observed. Although COVID-19 is first and foremost a health crisis, it has also resulted in associated…

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Coronavirus - Ghana: Socio-economic impact in Ghana

The decline in wages and employment of migrant workers triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic is predicted to cause a significant reduction in remittances

“COVID-19 leaves few lives and places untouched. But its impact is harshest for those groups who were already in vulnerable situations before the crisis. This is particularly true for many people on the move, such as migrants in irregular situations, migrant workers with precarious livelihoods, or working in the informal…

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Coronavirus - Kenya: COVID-19 Testing for Truck Drivers Helps Open Trade in IOM-TMEA Partnership

International Organization for Migration (IOM) is planning to expand COVID-19 testing to thousands of truck drivers in Mombasa in the coming weeks so thousands of truck driver

IOM, the International Organization for Migration, is providing COVID-19 testing to thousands of truck drivers on Kenya’s borders. It’s part of a regional and national effort to fight the global COVID-19 pandemic and reopen trade across the East and Horn of Africa. Over 4,500 truck drivers and crews are being…

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Coronavirus - Gambia: Livelihood, Psychosocial Support as Shipwreck Survivors Contribute to COVID-19 Response in the Gambia

Survivors and their families continue their fight to recover, now against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic

Seven months after a fatal shipwreck off Mauritania claimed the lives of at least 62 Gambians, survivors and their families continue their fight to recover, now against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. “After the shipwreck, we returned home with a lot of stress. Our families were key in making sure that…