Fatal Journey:
500 Migrants Drowned

Reports point to a growing death toll off Europe’s shores which this year already approaches 3,000. That’s nearly four times the figure from 2013, which IOM’s Missing Migrants Project estimated to be 700 deaths.

New Witnesses Provide Further Details of Shipwreck Tragedy
IOM Investigates Reports of Deliberate Drowning of 500 Migrants
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IOM Response to the CAR Crisis

There are currently 174,394 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in CAR, of which 65,024 are hosted in less than 37 sites in Bangui. Displacements continue out of Batangafo, Bambari and Boda.

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Crisis has long term social-economic effects


IOM has assisted 171,733 refugees in Gambella and 2,439 in Benishangul‐Gumuz since the conflict broke out in mid‐December, 2013. Ethiopia has continued to take the lead in accepting the highest number of refugees from South Sudan.

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From Shoreline to Shelter

Tens of thousands were displaced by the fighting that broke out in Zamboanga city between the separatist Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and the Philippine army one year ago. And the humanitarian response in Zamboanga is made all the more complex by the culturally specific needs of the diverse displaced population.

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Colombian “Chained Trafficking Victims” Video Goes Viral

Three cities, nine cameras and a team of professional actors joined forces to alert Colombians to the growing scourge of people trafficking in their country.

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IOM’s new global social media campaign #MigrationMeans continues

What does migration mean to you? Contribute your own stories and participate in a global dialogue on migration!

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Letter from a Refugee

This film features moving, honest interviews with a group of young ladies who have fled Syria. Watch how they describe the extreme fears, mental health issues and ongoing hope they experienced as young people in a war zone.

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