Myanmar is repeatedly hit by deadly cyclones, landslides, floods and earthquakes. IOM Myanmar combats natural disasters by building safer shelters in affected areas through cash for work activities that increase incomes after disasters.
People of Vanuatu build disaster resilient homes
The people of Vanuatu are taking their future back in their own hands. The nation of 83 South Pacific islands was devastated by Cyclone Pam in February 2015. *1% of homes in affected areas sustained some level of damage. Most were built using traditional methods like Natangura tree leaf roof tiles. 65,000 people were displaced by the devastation. 2 years later, by upgrading local building techniques to make them environmentally appropriate and more resilient to shocks. Ni-Vanuatu people are ensuring that future disasters will never have the same impact.
Soaring Temperatures Next Challenge for Mosul Displaced
It was hard enough coping with flight from conflict-hit areas during the winter months. Now, for the hundreds of thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Mosul, summer heat is the new challenge. Having survived ISIL, most families are now bracing themselves to battle their second most dangerous enemy – the sizzling sun and the sweltering temperatures that come with it.
10 years in Yemen
The UN Migration Agency (IOM) is celebrating ten years in Yemen. Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis and migrants have been helped by IOM through emergency assistance, evacuation, protection again gender-based violence, youth programmes and much more. IOM Yemen thanks all of its partners and hardworking staff.
The Migrant Ghettos of Agadez
Nearly 70,000 migrants have transited through two main locations in Niger in 2017 on their way to Libya or Europe. Having been here for the past 3 months, Souleyman has become a community leader. Like many, he left his home as there were few or no work opportunities.
First female-run bakery in Shaqlawa, Northern Iraq
This is Shaqlawa, Iraq, a city of 25,000 inhabitants. Since 2014, it has also been home to more than 26,000 displaced Iraqis and 3,400 Syrian refugees.
Diya, from Syria to Turkey. A female copper engraver
Diya discovered her life's passion in Turkey: copper engraving. In a man's world, she excelled. But she didn't have the tools to start her own business. IOM provided Diya with everything needed to start her own copper engraving business in Turkey.
Cultural Diversity for Peruvians means...
The ‘I am a Peruvian migrant’ photography contest allowed Peruvian immigrants to express their culture and beliefs through the art of images.
Improving Living Conditions for Detained Migrants
This week, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) completed the rehabilitation of two out of four Libyan detention centres to improve the living conditions of detained migrants. Read more: http://bit.ly/2pNsUpK
When mines fuel conflict
Profits from illegal mining often fuel armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
A new project by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is helping certify mines as conflict-free and ensure profits are re-invested into the community
Somalis are Coming Back to Fight the Drought
Somalis are coming back to fight the drought and its effects in Somalia.
Framework for addressing Internal Displacement
40 million people are internally displaced due to conflict & 26 million by disasters. IOM is supporting states to find durable solutions.