With support from Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KS-Relief), IOM is building up the institutional capacity of immigration and coastguard officials in Somaliland who are at the forefront of the humanitarian response to help thousands of migrants and refugees fleeing the conflict in Yemen.
As the situation in Yemen continues to worsen, community leaders in Bossaso, Puntland State of Somalia, meet to think of ways on how to provide sustainably livelihood support and access to basic services of Somali returnees, as well as internally displaced people (IDPs) and the affected community.
A one-year USD 10 million project funded by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief), and implemented by IOM and UNHCR,
Through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief), IOM and UNHCR aim to contribute to increased access to safe, orderly and humane returns from Yemen to Somalia.
Photo: IOM/Muse Mohammed, 2016
IOM’s Community Stabilization projects in Mauritania help protect and increase the agricultural resources of communities by improving the production of diversified and high quality food products, improving livestock production, and strengthening community dialogue to avoid conflicts between host communities and refugees.
During an official visit to Homs, Syria, Director General William Lacy Swing commented: "It is inspiring that people have the courage to start their lives again amidst all the devastation that they have suffered and all the devastation around them".
A photo story by Robyn Ormerod, part of the IOM Surge team responding to Cyclone Winston, the strongest ever storm to make landfall in the southern hemisphere.
“It’s a Match!,” a click-funding campaign promoting social cohesion among migrants and their host communities in Egypt was initiated by IOM Egypt in partnership with award-winning innovators Bassita.
IOM conducted a resettlement operation of Syrian refugees in Jordan. The organization helped in conducting interviews and registration, medical screenings, and transportation of refugees to Canada.
The international community has come together to remember the refugees and migrants who have tragically lost their lives this year.