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IOM Ghana assesses Points of Entry to enhance their capacities in COVID-19 response and recovery

In a global public health emergency such as the COVID-19 pandemic, Points of Entry (PoEs) and border communities play an important role in response and recovery efforts. They are usually part of front-line efforts to ensure disease surveillance, risk communication and community engagement (RCCE), infection prevention and control (IPC), cross-border coordination and information exchange, and protection of vulnerable persons in mobility. In May 2020, IOM Ghana has assessed the operational status of 48 PoEs across the country to help national authorities, United Nations agencies, civil society organizations and other key stakeholders develop adequate pandemic preparedness and response interventions at PoEs. The report recommends that capacities of PoEs and border communities in Ghana should be enhanced for them to be able to play their critical functions in COVID-19 response and recovery.

Download the report here.

Present in Ghana for over 30 Years

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been active in Ghana since 1987 and is contributing to the Government of Ghana’s efforts to manage migration effectively. IOM works with its partners in Ghana to promote safe migration, meet the growing migration challenges, advance the understanding of migration issues, encourage social and economic development through migration, and uphold the human dignity and well-being of all migrants.

IOM Ghana continues to stand with the Government of Ghana to ensure the full implementation of the Global Compact for Migration (GCM) - in support of national development and to the benefit of Ghanaian migrants abroad and migrants in Ghana. The Global Compact builds on target 10.7 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in which Member States committed to cooperate internationally to facilitate safe, orderly and regular migration.

IOM is an active member of the United Nations System in Ghana, and works within the United Nations Sustainable Development Partnership (UNSDP) 2018 – 2022, which presents the coherent vision and collective support of UN Agencies towards achieving Ghana’s development priorities.

The IOM main office, the Canadian Visa Application Centre and the Migration Health Assessment Centre are all located in Accra.

Population (2019 prospects):30,417,858
Area:238,500 km sq
Languages :English; Recognised national languages
Currency:Ghanaian Cedi (GHS)
GDP per Capita PPP (2018):USD 4,746.7
HDI Rank (2018):142 of 188
Remittances (2018 estimate):USD 3,536 million
Net Migration Rate (2015-2020):-0.7 migrants/1,000 population
Immigrants (2019):1.5%
Women as a Percentage of Immigrants (2019):46.6%
Population under 15 (2019):37.8%
Adult HIV Prevalence (2014):1.7%

Mailing address:
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
P.O. Box 5222
Accra North

Visiting address:
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Hse. 10, Plot 48
Osu Badu Road/Broadway
Airport West

Tel: +233.302 742 930, +233.302 742 930
Fax: +233.302 742 931
Mobile: +233.244 315 129, +233.244 315 129, +233.244 315 143, +233.244 315 143
Email: iomaccra@iom.int

Canada Visa Application Center
Tel: +233.302 742 934, +233.302 742 934

Current Vacancies in IOM Ghana


Position Grade Closing Date

Consultant –Trainer for Social Workers


20 June 2020