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Monsoon rains and strong winds have added to the struggle of Rohingya in Bangladesh. Fleeing violence in Myanmar’s North Rakhine State, thousands are sleeping out in the open with little or no shelter. IOM is giving people tarpaulins, ropes and bamboo to build shelters.

IOM Helps People Build Shelters in Bangladesh

09/21/17

Monsoon rains and strong winds have added to the struggle of Rohingya in Bangladesh. Fleeing violence in Myanmar’s North Rakhine State, thousands are sleeping out in the open with little or no shelter. IOM is giving people tarpaulins, ropes and bamboo to build shelters.

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Bangladesh: Distribution at SHED Compound

09/16/17

Distribution of non-relief items in September 16th at the SHED compound close to the Kutupalong Makeshift Settlement and Refugee Camp.  

Refugees from five nations living in Medan, Indonesia with IOM’s assistance provided 20 street children and dozens of local residents a special “spa day” treatment prior to the Idul Adha holiday weekend. Fourteen young Afghan, Iraqi, Iranian, Palestinian and Sudanese men who graduated from a three-month hair stylist vocational training program organized by IOM have been volunteering their talents at orphanages and other facilities since mid-2017.

Indonesia Volunteerism - Haircuts for Street Kids

09/14/17

Refugees under IOM care in Indonesia who've completed a vocational training program provide free haircuts to street children and residents of their host community.

These little girls had lots of fun at Haj Ali emergency site's new playground, built with the generous support of the U.S. Association for International Migration. The girls took part in recreational activities that involved teams of two girls each; the girls in each team had one of their legs tied to their partner’s, so they had to work in unison to reach the end line. On the way back, they had to carry a potato in a ladle, without dropping it, to complete the circuit.

Football and Fun in Displacement

09/14/17

Half of the displaced Iraqis at Haj and Qayara emergency sites are under the age of 17. They did not have enough recreational spaces to release stress and frustration caused by displacement.

Displaced Iraqis, among them recently displaced from Talafar - the last major ISIL stronghold in Iraq - are waiting their turns to be seen by doctors at IOM's health center at Haj Ali emergency site, south of Mosul.

Haj Ali: IOM provides health support to Iraq IDPs

08/30/17

IOM's medical team at Haj Ali emergency site's health center provides health care support for dozens of displaced Iraqis every day. Among the displaced are Iraqis recently displaced from Talafar, the last major ISIL stronghold in Iraq. Iraqi forces started their offensive on Talafar last week. 

Transitional shelter (mud house) for host community in Itang, Gambella.

Gambella: IOM Livelihood and Shelter Assistance

08/30/17

Vulnerable members of three host communities,namely Itang, Bonga and Jewi, in Gambella Region were provided with transitional shelter and livelihood assistance.

 

Curtain Closes on IOM, KSrelief Project Helping Families Fleeing War-Torn Yemen

08/03/17

A one-year USD 10 million project funded by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) has come to an end. 

Farah, 11-year-old sister of Raghad, who was shot by an ISIL sniper in West Mosul. Raghad died on arrival to Hammam al-Alil field hospital.

A Litany of Horrors from West Mosul

07/27/17

People of West Mosul has suffered serious injuries. But it is not the injuries that shock, but  their stories before reaching safety. 

International Dialogue on Migration in Geneva 2017

07/27/17

The second workshop of the International Dialogue on Migration (IDM) 2017 will offer a global platform to discuss and analyse migrants’ vulnerabilities and capacities, guide appropriate policy, programmatic and operational responses to address them, and enhance resilience through protection and assistance services. 

Photo: Elham Mohamad Taher / UN Migration Agency (IOM) 2017

IOM Distributes Non-Food Items in Badoush, Iraq

07/25/17

Five trucks and a group of 12 IOM staffers, from the Rapid Assessment Response Team (RART), visited the Badoush settlement to distribute much-needed NFI assistance to the displaced population, which IOM estimates is about 1,530 individuals. IOM is the first NFI partner to assist here.

Photo: Elham Mohamad Taher / UN Migration Agency (IOM) 2017

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