IOM

Nearly One Million Ethiopians Displaced by Conflict Since April

Nearly one million people in southern Ethiopia have been forced to flee their homes since April due to intercommunal violence in the Gedeo and West …

Africa

UN agency warns conditions around Yemen’s key port city of Hudaydah still ‘very bad’, as staff rush to deliver aid

“The situation is very bad and we’re doing our best to provide them with temporary shelter and support for the time being,” said Stefano Pes, IOM …

Middle East

World: Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 51,782 in 2018; Deaths Reach 1,490

Source: International Organization for MigrationCountry: Greece, Guinea, Libya, Mali, Nigeria, Spain, Sudan, World<br>Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration …

Coast Guard

Africa:Migrants in Libya Face Rising Threat From 'Stronger' Gangs and Traffickers

LondonMigrants in Libya face the greatest danger in years of being trafficked, exploited or enslaved by armed groups and criminal gangs - which are …

Africa

Spanish NGO accuses Libya of leaving migrants to die in Mediterranean - Xinhua

MADRID, July 19 (Xinhua) -- A Spanish aid group accused the Libyan coastguard of abandoning three migrants in the Mediterranean, including a woman …

News (China)

IOM: Spain overtakes Italy as country with most migrant sea arrivals

Strikes near Golan Heights • Death toll from airstrikes in southern Syria rises to 14<p>Japan-EU trade deal • Japan, EU ink free trade deal in rebuke to …

Trends

Spain Migrant Arrivals in 2018 Surpass Those to Italy- IOM

The number of migrants arriving in Spain by boat is surging, the United Nations migration agency said Tuesday, and it has now surpassed Italy as the …

Middle East

Geneva Press Briefing: OHCHR, WHO, IOM, UNHCR

17 Jul 2018 - Biweekly Geneva Press Briefing Chaired by Michele Zaccheo, Chief, Radio and Television Section<br>• Nicaragua<br>• Mali<br>• India/Kashmir<br>* OHCHR - …

Nelson Mandela

Algeria abandons hundreds more African migrants in desert

A UN migration official said Algeria has abandoned hundreds of African migrants in the desert. A report said migrants from 16 African countries are …

Africa

Hundreds of African migrants 'abandoned' in desert: Niger official

NIAMEY (AFP) -<p>Nearly 600 African migrants in Algeria were "abandoned" in the desert before being rescued, an official in Niger said on Sunday<p>"Three days ago a first wave of 180 from Niger arrived in (the northern Nigerien city of) Agadez followed by another wave of at least 400 foreigners," a local …

Africa

Mediterranean deaths top 1,400 this year: UN

Rome, July 15 (IANS/AKI) A total of 1,422 migrants and refugees perished attempting to cross the Mediterranean from North Africa this year, while …

North Africa

News In Brief 13 July 2018

13 July 2018<p>News in Brief<p>UNHCR appeals for aid amid harrowing Eastern DRC violence<br>• More than 800,000 displaced face cold and heavy rain in Ethiopia: …

Human Rights

IOM Resumes Voluntary Repatriation of Migrants From Yemen

The UN Migration agency says it has resumed its humanitarian operation to voluntarily repatriate migrants through the Yemeni seaport of Hodeida after …

Middle East

Ethiopia:Humanitarian Situation Worsens As Over 800,000 Displaced People Face Cold and Heavy Rains in Ethiopia

Samira,* a displaced Ethiopian, holds one of her seven children in front of the tiny space she shares with other families at the Gedeb siteDilla - …

Africa

Vanishing Waters and Drying Lands: Impacts on Migration - 2018 HLPF Side Event

9 Jul 2018 - Side event at the 2018 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (2018 HLPF) organized by the International Organization for …

High Level

Number of migrants 'abandoned by Algeria' in Sahara drops

<b>The number of migrants allegedly being forced to cross the Sahara Desert on foot by Algeria has dropped significantly, a UN agency says.</b><p>The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has dealt with about 10,000 people abandoned near the southern border since last September.<p>Some were left by …

Africa

Gauteng is home to most foreigners in the country

South Africa has 2.2 million legal immigrants and close to one million undocumented foreign nationals.<p>Gauteng has the highest proportion of …

South Africa

Migration agencies say returns programs are working as EU pushes to ‘offshore’ processing

<b>EU leaders have vowed to move migrant processing out of their borders into "transit" countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Critics say this</b> …

Coast Guard

Document - Information Kit 17 3RP Inter-Agency Achievements as of 2017 and Summary of 2018 Plan for Syrian Refugees - Iraq

United Nations

Libya has agreed to change migrant detention policy, says IOM chief

Libya

Result: Hatherleigh Junior Road Race

<i>Lewis Askey winner of the Hatherleigh Junior Road Race at Okehampton on Sunday July 8</i><p><b>Result: Hatherleigh Junior Road Race</b><p>1 Lewis Askey Team …

Cycling (UK)

UN Migration Agency in Chad Appeals for Funding to Assist Stranded Migrants

20 Sub-Saharan migrants, including eight potential victims of trafficking, were reportedly stranded in Faya, in Northern Chad. The town of Faya is …

Africa

Digital Isle of Man Joins the British Blockchain Association

One of the earliest adopters of blockchain technology — the Digital Isle of Man (Digital IOM) — is now an official member of the British Blockchain …

Bitcoin

IOM: Libya's Detention of Migrants Rescued at Sea Cruel and Must End

The Head of the UN Migration Agency, William Lacy Swing, is appealing to Libyan authorities to stop detaining migrants intercepted or rescued at sea …

Coast Guard

IOM Chief Arrives in Libya to Advocate for Migrants’ Rights | Africa Renewal Online

BREAKING — Ambassador William Lacy Swing, IOM Director General, arrived in Tripoli this morning (04/07) to visit the survivors of the latest …

Africa

Over 1,400 migrants, refugees die in Mediterranean Sea this year: UN agency - Xinhua

GENEVA, July 3 (Xinhua) -- Migrants and refugees entering Europe by sea in 2018 has reached 45,808 people, while 1,405 people have lost their lives …

News (China)

UPDATED: Welcome, director general. There’s a lot to do

<b>UPDATE (2 July):</b> For the first time in 50 years, the IOM will be helmed by a non-American. On 29 June, after this op-ed was originally posted, member …

World Health Organization

UN snubs US and picks Portuguese politician Antonio Vitorino to run IOM migration office

In a snub to the US, the UN has picked a Portuguese politician to head the International Migration Office (IOM). It was revealed that the presumed US …

Immigration

UN Migrant Organization Rejects Trump's Nominee For Director

The organization has had mostly American leadership during its 67-year history.<p>An American will no longer be heading the United Nations' migration …

Trump Administration

Italy: Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 44,957 in 2018; Deaths Reach 972

Source: International Organization for MigrationCountry: Bangladesh, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Spain, World<br>Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, …

Coast Guard