IOM Monitors Mediterranean Migrant Flows: 7,000 Crossing Daily to Greece
In the past week, IOM staff in the Greek islands have recorded a sharp increase in the number of newly arrived migrants and refugees to some 7,000 a day, in contrast with the approximately 4,500 a day recorded at the end of September. #MissingMigrants
Swing Asks EU to Respect Rights of Vulnerable Migrants Arriving on its Shores
IOM Director General William Lacy Swing has called on the European Union (EU) to adopt policies that balance full protection for refugees, orderly border management and dignified return for those who do not qualify for asylum.
In September, IOM trained 330 (43 per cent of targeted) health care workers in Bomi and Grand Cape Mount counties on the essential Ministry of Health (MoH) Safe and Quality Health Services (SQS) package to support national strengthening of Liberia’s health workforce capacity.
IOM Promotes Child Trafficking-free Livelihood Choices in Ghana’s Volta Region
IOM has organized a two-day micro-business skills training, in cooperation with district level Department of Social Welfare (DSW) and Department for Community Development (DCD), in Ghana’s Volta Region (Biakoya district).
IOM Continues to Support Migrants on the Colombia-Venezuela border
As part of the International Organization for Migration’s support to the Colombian government to provide support to citizens who have returned from Venezuela, to date over 3,000 people have been transported from the border to several Colombian cities.
"Who are they?" is a short film bringing together fragments of the journeys migrants take to reach Europe. The film gives face, voice and identity to migrants who are very often portrayed as a homogeneous mass.