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Coronavirus - Chad: Emergency Aid for Thousands Displaced by Violence; 6,000 Migrants Stranded Amid COVID-19 Crisis

There are eight COVID-19 confirmed cases and no deaths reported in the country so far

Measures taken by the Chadian government to limit the spread of a COVID-19 outbreak and the recent declaration of a war zone in the Lake Chad region by the government following a deadly attack by the non-state armed group Boko Haram, are having a severe socio-economic impact on the population.…

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Coronavirus - Sudan: Hand-washing More Accessible to COVID-19 Vulnerable Homeless in Khartoum

Safe access to clean water, sanitation and hygienic conditions is critical to prevent the spread of coronavirus

Twenty portable handwashing facilities are now accessible for homeless persons in seven locations in the Sudanese capital as part of the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) emergency response to COVID-19. The initiative developed in close coordination with Sudan’s Khartoum State Ministries of Social Development and of Health responds to the…

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Coronavirus – Mauritania: Holding the Line: Border Officials Mobilize Against COVID-19 with International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Support

The border communities exposed to the disorderly movements and poorly sensitised on this disease are most vulnerable to the COVID-19 outbreak

The daily trickle of travelers, livestock and goods that once boarded the ferry between Mauritania and Senegal through the Rosso border crossing will grow when it reopens, one of the few active points of entry (POEs) between the two countries.  “In normal circumstances we saw about 100 crossings a day, mainly…

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) calls for increased support for displaced amidst deteriorating humanitarian crisis, emergence of COVID-19 in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso has reported 152 cases of COVID-19 and four deaths

Amid the current COVID-19 outbreak in Burkina Faso – the country most affected by the crisis in West Africa – the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is increasingly concerned about the impact the disease could have on those already severely impacted by the ongoing humanitarian crisis. IOM is scaling up…

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    • IOM is appealing for USD 30 million to provide immediate assistance to populations in Northern Burkina Faso (Photo: IOM)
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Coronavirus – Burkina Faso: International Organization for Migration (IOM) Calls for Increased Support for Displaced Amidst Deteriorating Humanitarian Crisis, Emergence of COVID-19 in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso has reported 152 cases of COVID-19, and four deaths, since the disease reached its territory

Amid the current COVID-19 outbreak in Burkina Faso – the country most affected by the crisis in West Africa – the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is increasingly concerned about the impact the disease could have on those already severely impacted by the ongoing humanitarian crisis. IOM is scaling up its response, recently providing 100 emergency shelters to some 700 internally displaced persons (IDPs) and…

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    • United Nations (UN) Central Emergency Response Fund and International Organization for Migration (IOM) Support Victims of Floods & Mudslides in Eastern Uganda
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United Nations (UN) Central Emergency Response Fund and International Organization for Migration (IOM) Support Victims of Floods & Mudslides in Eastern Uganda

Under the CERF funding, IOM is planning to provide water, sanitation and hygiene services

The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) are to provide 818,000 US dollars in emergency relief for over 120,000 people affected by floods in Uganda. Last December, sudden and heavy flash floods and mudslides killed more than 40 people and left thousands…

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International Organization for Migration (IOM) Assists Return and Relocation of Displaced Families in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Over the next three months, IOM expects to assist a total of 1,133 displaced families in Tanganyika province to either return to their communities of origin or relocate

Last week the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) started assisting the voluntary return and relocation of displaced populations in Tanganyika province. The Provincial Minister of Humanitarian Action of Tanganyika officially launched the operation last Thursday (12/03). Those assisted included one group of…

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International Organization for Migration (IOM) Alarmed by Return of Migrants to Libya from Maltese Waters

IOM reiterates its call to the international community to establish a clear and quick disembarkation mechanism to end the return and detention of vulnerable people in Libya

A wooden boat carrying 49 migrants was returned to Libya after becoming stranded in Maltese waters when its engine stopped working.  The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is alarmed by this apparent breach of international maritime law and appeals to the European Union and the international community for immediate and…

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Shipwreck Off Coast of Libya Pushes Migrant Deaths on the Mediterranean Past 20,000 Mark

International Organisation for Migeration (IOM) reiterates that improved and expanded safe, legal pathways for migrants and refugees are urgently needed

A tragic shipwreck off the coast of Libya last month and more than a dozen other recent fatalities elsewhere have pushed the death toll in the Mediterranean Sea to 20,014 since 2014, according to IOM’s Missing Migrants Project. “The disappearance and presumed drowning of at least 91 people reported missing aboard…

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Nigerien Youth Trained in Market Gardening

The aim of the trainings was to equip youth with the knowhow to practice market gardening as a viable alternative

Moussa has been cultivating crops for years without any proper technical guidance.   Last week, the young man from Fachi, northern Niger, participated in a workshop in market gardening organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) that has provided him the tools he needs to improve and diversify his yield. …