Photo Story: Over 1,700 migrants are currently being cared for in rapidly established camps and small hotels in Aceh province, Indonesia.
A photo story. Also read Karina Coates' blog "No ordinary homecoming – the Mataso community reunited".
IOM, in close coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, conducts its first evacuation of 95 Somali nationals stranded in Yemen with the flight leaving Sana’a, Yemen for Djibouti on 17 May and, after overnighting in Djibouti, continued to Mogadishu, Somalia’s Aden Abdulle International Airport, arriving on the afternoon of 18 May.
How do you teach migrant workers about malaria and achieve changes in their behaviour to protect themselves from the disease? This is the question an IOM Behaviour Change Communication campaign in Thailand is trying to address.
Since the onset of the displacement crisis in January 2014, IOM has worked in coordination with the Kurdish Government, UN partners and humanitarian actors to meet the urgent needs of affected populations.
The fighting that broke out in Zamboanga city between the separatist Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and the Philippine army one year ago lasted three weeks, leaving more than 10,000 houses destroyed and over 120,000 people displaced.
One of the major objectives of IOM’s Community Stabilization project, funded by the European Union, is to promote social cohesion among mixed communities in Bangui.
World Humanitarian Day is the day on which we honour humanitarian workers who have lost their lives, and those that continue to risk them every day in order to provide aid to people in need. But the day is also now established as a global celebration of the spirit of humanity.
IOM Director General William Lacy Swing reviews IOM’s operations in northern Iraq, meets with Kurdish leaders and partner agencies, and joins staff in Kalak to distribute critical aid to displaced Iraqis fleeing the violence in Mosul and other areas.
From June 15 to 19, IOM has served nearly 7,000 people fleeing the recent violence in Mosul and the surrounding governorates. Working around the clock, the Organization provided much needed assistance together with local authorities and the UN Country Team.
Various refugee groups in Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya celebrated World Refugee Day on 20 June 2014. The camp is unique in that it is currently home to people of different nationalities and ethnicities such as South Sudanese, Somalians, Ethiopians, Congolese and Burundians.
IOM provides transport assistance for vulnerable people who lack the means to get home. A break in the transportation pipeline could be a serious humanitarian situation on the border.