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30 May 2018

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Some of the Ethiopian migrants, prior to departure from Yemen yesterday. Photo: IOM

UN Migration Agency Helps 100 Ethiopian Migrants Return Home from Yemen

Hudaydah  Yesterday (29/05), IOM, the UN Migration Agency, helped some 101 Ethiopian migrants leave Yemen through Hudaydah Port as clashes grew closer to the area. The migrants are currently travelling via the Gulf of Aden to Djibouti, which they will transit through on their way home to Ethiopia. IOM is providing transport assistance at all stages of the journey in cooperation with its Government partners.

The group that left Yemen around noon yesterday, included nearly 51 women and 33 children, who had become stranded in the country. They are the most vulnerable cases from a larger group of about 300 migrants in total, who IOM will help leave Yemen in the coming days provided weather conditions are conducive to sea travel and the security situation allows for the movement.

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Nadiya showing off some of her knitted products. Photo: IOM / Varvara Zhluktenko

Nadiya’s Hope for a Better Future

Ukraine (IOM) In the western Ukrainian city of Ivano-Frankivsk and the region, it is hard to find a person who has not heard about Nadiya* Stefurak, a Paralympic sportswoman, world medalist in biathlon, who presented Ukraine at the 2010 Winter Paralympics in Vancouver.

She is well-known for her sports glory and charity work with children with disabilities. IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is honoured to have Nadiya among its grantees, supported with grants for self-employment.

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  • Reuters reported that IOM and the European Union are assisting African migrants to return home, after thousands have died making the perilous sea crossing to Europe and governments in some countries push for tougher rules to stem the numbers arriving.
  • MENA FM reported about the meeting of the High-Level Panel on Migration for Africa which seeks to develop recommendations to help build Africa's case for facilitating safe, orderly and regular migration, and contribute to the implementation of the Global Compact for Migration.
  • The Slovak Spectator reported that foreigners coming from non-EU countries will be offered more information about residence, life and work in Slovakia during an Info Day to be held in Bratislava.
  • IANS reported that FAO had called on countries in the Mediterranean region to better manage migration through ‘forward-looking’ dialogue focused on future food security and rural development.

  • Newsweek reported that Hungary’s government could soon make it illegal for organizations to assist migrants and refugees traveling through the country.
  • Kathimerini reported that about 900 asylum seekers have left the reception and identification center in Moria on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos and refuse to return, following the violent clashes between migrants last Friday that left six people injured.