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.

226 Asylum-Seekers Evacuated from Libya to Italy, Nigeria – Asharq AL-awsat
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226 Asylum-Seekers Evacuated from Libya to Italy, Nigeria – Asharq AL-awsat

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) evacuated on Friday 95 asylum-seekers and refugees from Libya to safety in Italy. They included children, women, survivors of violence, the organization stated, noting that it relies on the international community to provide safe pathways out of Libya for some of the most vulnerable. This humanitarian flight…

Opinion | The migrant tragedy in Texas is the result of a broken system – The Washington Post
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Opinion | The migrant tragedy in Texas is the result of a broken system – The Washington Post

Enrique Acevedo is a Mexican American journalist who works as a correspondent for CBS News and a contributor for “El Tiempo Latino.” On May 14, 2003, a group of 73 migrants was found near Victoria, Texas, locked in a trailer without water, food or air conditioning. Nineteen people lost their lives, including a 5-year-old boy…

The most dangerous immigrant routes in the world: where (undocumented) immigrants most often die
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The most dangerous immigrant routes in the world: where (undocumented) immigrants most often die

The world’s most dangerous immigrant routes: where illegal immigrants most often die. Photo: Shutterstock Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries have tightened border controls, which prompted illegal immigrants (editor’s note: people are not illegal – they may be undocumented, which is illegal, but a human is not an “illegal.” – bjc) to go en masse…

IOM Director General's Executive Office | International Organization for Migration
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IOM Director General's Executive Office | International Organization for Migration

The Department of External Relations is responsible for supporting and coordinating the Organization’s relations with its Member States, intergovernmental organizations and civil society. The Department leads and coordinates IOM’s external engagements, including IOM’s support for global and regional consultative processes. The Department coordinates the Organization’s participation in multilateral mechanisms, conferences and processes and follow-up to…

Help combat modern slavery – GAWU Appeals | News Ghana
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Help combat modern slavery – GAWU Appeals | News Ghana

Edward Kareweh Mr Edward Kareweh, the General Secretary of the General Agricultural Workers Union (GAWU), has called on stakeholders to come together to help eradicate child labour, forced labour and human trafficking to the barest minimum. He said, “…so we have been working in making sure that modern slavery which encompasses a number of areas…

Thousands need urgent help as gold rush fuels clashes in northern Chad – ReliefWeb
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Thousands need urgent help as gold rush fuels clashes in northern Chad – ReliefWeb

N’Djamena — Thousands of people are believed to be in urgent need of humanitarian assistance in Northern Chad following deadly clashes between gold miners in Tibesti province near the border with Libya last month. “According to official government sources, nearly 10,000 Chadian and international mine workers have evacuated the Kouri Bougoudi gold mines following the…

International Migrants Day Statement, IOM Director General António Vitorino: “Harnessing the Potential of Human Mobility”
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International Migrants Day Statement, IOM Director General António Vitorino: “Harnessing the Potential of Human Mobility”

Geneva – International Migrants Day this year falls almost exactly 70 years after the Brussels conference that led to the establishment of the International Organization for Migration.
Over these seven decades we have provided assistance to millions of migrants worldwide and worked tirelessly with our member states to ensure migration is managed in a safe, orderly and dignified manner.
As the Organization has evolved, so too has the face of human mobility.
An IOM perspective on human trafficking in Niger: Profiles, patterns, progress – ReliefWeb
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An IOM perspective on human trafficking in Niger: Profiles, patterns, progress – ReliefWeb

Women and Girls Most Trafficked in Niger: IOM Study Niamey – Women and girls constitute 69 per cent of victims and survivors of trafficking in Niger according to a new study by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The study, a first of its kind in Niger, highlights the profiles and patterns of victims of…

Expanding Evidence Base on Child Labour, Forced Labour, and Human Trafficking
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Expanding Evidence Base on Child Labour, Forced Labour, and Human Trafficking

  The International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) join forces to host a conference showcasing new research findings on child labour, forced labour, and human trafficking. Worldwide, more than 25 million people were in forced labour for the commercial gain of others, while 160 million…