International Organization for Migration (IOM)

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is part of the United Nations System as the leading inter-governmental organization promoting since 1951 humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all, with 174 member states and a presence in over 100 countries.

Fez Forum concludes with spotlight on Morrocco's model of tolerance and co-existence
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Fez Forum concludes with spotlight on Morrocco's model of tolerance and co-existence

Speaking at a joint press conference, Miguel Angel Moratinos, the High Representative of the UNAOC, and Nasser Bourita, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, spoke about the Forum and its results. They also hailed the large, high-level participation that enriched the dialogue that took place during the two-day gathering. ‘People are…

Morocco's migration policy, an example for the world – IOM Chief – The North Africa Post
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Morocco's migration policy, an example for the world – IOM Chief – The North Africa Post

Morocco’s migration policy is an example to follow for the world as a whole, the Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), António Vitorino, said on Wednesday in Fez. In a statement to the press after talks with Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita, on the sidelines of the 9th Global Forum of the…

UNAOC Forum: 'We need to build on the Fez Declaration', Says IOM Chief | Sada Elbalad
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UNAOC Forum: 'We need to build on the Fez Declaration', Says IOM Chief | Sada Elbalad

Thu 24 Nov 2022 | 03:29 PM Ahmed Emam The Director General of the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM) Antonio Vitorino said his agency is present worldwide, in 80 countries, “but we undoubtedly have very important operations on the African continent for the protection and support of migrants.” During his participation in the 19th…

The Nigerian migrants stirring to be deported from Agadez – Nigeria Abroad
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The Nigerian migrants stirring to be deported from Agadez – Nigeria Abroad

For several weeks, the repatriation of migrants expelled from Algeria to Niger has been very slow, and the transit camps in the region are overwhelmed, reports Infomigrants. he Malians left. The Guineans followed them. Other migrants from half a dozen other African countries, all expelled from Algeria, have also returned home thanks to the voluntary…

CID probing 'auctioning' of Sri Lankan female domestic workers in Oman – LankaWeb
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CID probing 'auctioning' of Sri Lankan female domestic workers in Oman – LankaWeb

Courtesy Adaderana The Criminal Investigation Department has dug up more information about a large-scale human trafficking syndicate that ‘auctions’ Sri Lankan women who were taken to Oman on the promise of jobs in the Arabian country. The Foreign Affairs Ministry in Sri Lanka had directed to the CID the complaints it had received about the…

Australia Signs Anti-Slavery Accord with Thailand
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Australia Signs Anti-Slavery Accord with Thailand

Sydney — Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong has signed an agreement in Thailand to support a new training center aimed at fighting human trafficking. The training center will give more help to victims of trafficking and will also make them not liable for any crimes committed during time as forced or coerced laborers. The…

At least 29000 migrants have died trying to reach Europe since 2014: UN researchers
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At least 29000 migrants have died trying to reach Europe since 2014: UN researchers

More than 29,000 migrants have died trying to reach Europe since 2014, with 5,000 deaths in the last two years, the International Organization for Migration said in a report Tuesday. The United Nations agency’s Missing Migrants Project spoke of “increasing numbers of deaths seen on routes across the Mediterranean, on land borders to Europe and…

NAPTIP rescues, repatriates 900 victims of human trafficking to Katsina – Newsdiaryonline
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NAPTIP rescues, repatriates 900 victims of human trafficking to Katsina – Newsdiaryonline

By Abbas Bamalli The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), says over 900 victims of human trafficking were rescued and repatriated to the Katsina State Command. The Director General (DG) of the agency, Dr Fatima Waziri-Azi, gave this indication at a border community sensitisation programme on Wednesday at Babban Mutum community,…

Ethical recruitment holds the key to preventing human trafficking – Business Daily
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Ethical recruitment holds the key to preventing human trafficking – Business Daily

Columnists Tuesday October 18 2022 Kenya has over 600 private recruitment agencies (PRAs) that find job placements for Kenyans beyond the borders, especially in Gulf Cooperation Council countries mainly Saudi Arabia, Qatar and United Arab Emirates which are in need of semi-skilled labourers. But only 40 percent of these agencies are registered with the National…

Global modern slavery figures up 25 percent
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Global modern slavery figures up 25 percent

OUR GLOBAL fight against the misery of modern slavery just got a whole lot tougher, according to one seasoned campaigner. News from the International Labour Organization (ILO), Walk Free and the International Organization for Migration that the number of people worldwide estimated to be living in modern slavery is now 50 million, a 25 percent increase over…