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    • Close to 15,000 displaced people have received assistance through the 9-month Japan-funded emergency response project in Tillabér
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Emergency Response Project for Displaced Communities in Niger Concludes Amid Deteriorating Security Situation

The nine-month project aimed to prevent the exacerbation of the already dire situation in the Tillabéry region

This November, the International Organization for Migration (IOM)’s emergency response project Emergency Humanitarian Assistance to Affected Populations in Tillabéry, funded by the Government of Japan, came to an end.  The nine-month project aimed to prevent the exacerbation of the already dire situation in the Tillabéry region by improving the living…

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South Sudan: More Than 200,000 Children Forced to Flee Their Homes Following Flooding

Families already facing extreme malnutrition now taking refuge in displaced to temporary shelters

Hundreds of thousands of children and their families – many of whom were already facing extreme malnutrition - have been displaced by heavy rainfall and are now living in temporary, makeshift settlements across South Sudan. Save the Children is deeply concerned for the health of more than 420,000 people, including…

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Democratic Republic of the Congo Accelerates Training of Emergency Medical Units for Use in Epidemics

Based on previous and ongoing epidemic situations in the country, the Government is seeking to increase its response capacity

To efficiently provide treatment to people needing urgent medical care during epidemic situations, the Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are this week training inaugural members of the country’s first national emergency medical units for epidemics. The 30 Congolese…

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Humanitarian funds release US$18.7 million for life-saving floods response in Somalia

The $8 million from CERF will enable UN agencies and their partners to sustain and scale up their ongoing time-critical interventions in the worst-affected areas

 A combined $18.7 million has been released from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and the Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF) to scale up life-saving assistance to just over half a million people affected by floods in Somalia. “These funds come at a critical time, enabling humanitarian partners to…

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Saving lives in one of the world's most dangerous countries

Sixty percent of Somalia's population depends on agriculture or livestock such as sheep, goats, camels and cattle

Millions in Somalia need humanitarian aid because of extreme weather conditions and conflict. However, relief work is difficult and dangerous in a country that has been ravaged by armed conflict for almost 30 years The UN warns that more than 1.2 million people will experience crisis levels of hunger by…

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    • USAID Mission Director Sean Jones and Minister of Health Dr. Amir Aman inaugurate the new USAID Digital Health Activity
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U.S. Invests in Digital Solutions to Modernize Ethiopia’s Health System

The United States is the largest bilateral provider of support to Ethiopia’s health sector

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the Ministry of Health, announced the launch of the new USAID Digital Health Activity to continue investments in digital information solutions to further strengthen the country’s health system and improve the quality of services. USAID Mission…

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Over 20,600 People Displaced by Floods in Bangui, Central African Republic, Hosted by Families

So far International Organization for Migration (IOM) has provided about 1,000 emergency shelters for internally displaced persons at affected sites during the emergency response phase

Heavy rains falling in Bangui, Central African Republic, since 21 October, continue to cause significant material damage and make more vulnerable a population already affected by repeated cycles of violence since 2013. Such heavy rains are unusual in November.  In Bangui, the country’s capital, the International Organization for Migration (IOM)’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) estimates that…

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International Organization for Migration (IOM) Ethiopia Rolls Out Community-Based Planning for Displacement Affected Communities in Somali Region

Humanitarian partners, including IOM, are now scaling up use of the community-based planning (CBP) approach to support the government’s return initiative

Ethiopia recorded 3.04 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) by March 2019 due to ethnic conflict and environmental shocks over the past year, according to International Organization for Migration (IOM)’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM).  Since April 2019, the Government of Ethiopia has rolled out a phased plan to return, relocate and…

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Water Systems Completed in Uganda Refugee Settlements with European Union (EU), United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) Support

The two water systems were part of a one-year project aimed at strengthening the water and sanitation infrastructure for refugees and host communities in Uganda

Refugees in Kyaka and Kyangwali settlements in Uganda and their nearby host communities are benefitting from two piped water systems that the International Organization for Migration (IOM) recently completed, thanks to a EUR 2 million (UGX 8.3 billion) humanitarian aid package from the European Union.  This substantial EU funding was complemented by…

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    • Over 40,000 migrants have been assisted with voluntary return and reintegration from Niger since 2015. Photo: IOM/Monica Chiriac
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Over 40,000 Migrants assisted with Voluntary Return and Reintegration from Niger since 2015

Most migrants registered in International Organization for Migration's (IOM) six transit centres since 2015 are from West and Central Africa

This month, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reached a milestone of 40,000 stranded migrants participating in IOM’s Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) programme from Niger to their countries of origin. IOM’s AVRR programme in Niger began five years ago to respond to the need for stranded migrants to…