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Martina Openduru, 21, fills her jerrycans at one of the five institutional posts. She says the taps will provide clean water and save villagers the burden of walking long distances where they risk being sexually abused. © Abubaker Mayemba / IOM 2018

European Union Project Brings Piped Water Closer to South Sudanese Refugees

08/01/18

Funded by European Union Humanitarian Aid, IOM, the United Nations Migration Agency, is providing Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services for South Sudanese refugees.

 A girl draws water from a newly constructed piped water system funded by European Union humanitarian aid in Bidibidi refugee settlement, northern Uganda.  The EU has approved further funding for IOM to provide services to refugees in western Uganda and in the northern district of Moyo. © Abubaker Mayemba / UN Migration Agency (IOM) 2018

European Union Announces New EUR 2 Million Assistance for Refugees, Host Communities in Uganda

07/30/18

The European Union's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department (ECHO) has confirmed fresh funding worth EUR 2 million to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to support refugees and host communities in western and north-western Uganda.

Photo: Mary-Sanyu Osire / IOM

Congolese fleeing violence supported to travel safely

07/20/18

SEBAGORO, UGANDA – 18 JULY 2018: In response to the large number of refugees fleeing into Uganda from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has handed over life-saving and rescue equipment to the Marine Police Force of Uganda. This donation, first announced in March, was made possible by the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (UN-CERF) through IOM Uganda’s Rapid Response project for Congolese refugees. Read more. Photos: Mary-Sanyu Osire / IOM 

Audience members attend the opening of the Global Migration Film Festival. IOM's consutrction project in Micronesia is one of the misson's largest project with the construction of hundreds of houses and public infrastructures across several islands that were impacted by the effects of typhoon Haiyan.

Global Migration Film Festival 2017

02/15/18

Several people attend the Geneva screenings of the Global Migration Film Festival.

At the donation ceremony in Sierra Leone, a local resident receives a Panasonic solar lantern as part of the IOM’s Global Solar Lanterns Initiative. Photo: IOM

African Countries Receive Solar Lantern Donations

02/15/18

IOM distributes solar lanterns donated by Panasonic to internally displaced people, health care centers, and vulnerable households in Sierra Leone, Rwanda, and Mauritania. 

At a meeting with IOM in the Balukhali settlement, Khairul Amin passionately relays his message for Pope Francis in anticipation of their meeting later the same week on the Rohingya crisis.   Story: 52-year-old Khairul Amin was very influential in his community in Northern Rakhine State — a well to do jack-of-all-trades with ventures in farming, fishing and retail. “I even used to have a little shop. Now, I do nothing — just sleeping and eating. I am not in charge of anything more.”

Rohingya Refugees who met Pope Francis

01/29/18

On 1 December, a group of 16 Rohingya refugees met with Pope Francis in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka.

An IOM doctor provide medical assistance to a newly arrived Rohingya refugee at Balukhali settlement.

Rohingya Refugees, Bangladesh Community Healthcare

01/27/18

Healthcare response for Rohingya refugees and Bangladeshis in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, following the continuing influx of refugees following extreme violence that broke out in Myanmar's Northern Rakhine State on 25 August 2017.

Jameelah washes her young family's clothes at IOM well in Kutupalong Rohingya refugee settlement in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.  Full story here: http://features.iom.int/stories/without-water/

Rohingya Refugee Emergency: Oct - Dec 2017

01/13/18

Rohingya Refugee Emergency: Oct - Dec 2017

Several member states and other representatives attend the 108th session of the IOM Council in Geneva, Switzerland. IOM's consutrction project in Micronesia is one of the misson's largest project with the construction of hundreds of houses and public infrastructures across several islands that were impacted by the effects of typhoon Haiyan.

IOM Council (108th Session)

11/28/17

The 108th session of the IOM Council in Geneva, Switzerland.

Marawi: Tales of Escape, Loss and Hope

11/11/17

After months of devastating conflict, Marawi’s displaced families finally return home.

Polio Vaccination  The vaccination team walks around each sector during 4 days vaccinating all children under 5 years old. The children which have been vaccinated receive a mark on their fingernail or toe (when they are very little).  There are 124 vaccinators in total.

Bentiu - South Sudan

11/04/17

IOM provides multi-sector humanitarian assistance to over 112,100 IDPs at the Bentiu PoC site. As camp manager, IOM coordinates humanitarian services and maintains site infrastructure and the Humanitarian Hub.

Borehole construction in  El Salam Rubkona.  The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have launched a large-scale project to provide equitable access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services for people affected by the crisis in South Sudan while strengthening prevention of gender-based violence (GBV).

Construction of Boreholes in South Sudan

11/02/17

IOM constructs boreholes at the El Salam displacement camp in Rubkona, South Sudan to provide clean water for the community.

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