Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 115,109 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 2 August, with almost 83 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain.
Bujumbura – Burundi’s second national Diaspora week is taking from 1-4 August in the country’s capital organized by Ministry of External Relations and International Cooperation. Diaspora and officials will also visit selected rural villages throughout Burundi. All events focus...
Mogadishu – In the wake of a severe drought in Somalia that has displaced more than 800,000 people, the Government of Somalia has joined forces with IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to enhance its drought response capacity.
Abuja – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is co-hosting workshops and training sessions for member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) consortium. The events are being held this week in Nigeria and the Gambia.
Khartoum – Over the past two weeks a 10-day training for 20 senior-level judges, lawyers and police officers, on investigating and prosecuting human trafficking cases, took place at the Sudan Judicial and Legal Science Institute.
Santiago – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in its role as secretariat of the Migrants in Countries in Crisis Initiative (MICIC), carried out a training of trainers on the integration of migrants in the emergency preparedness, response and recovery systems in host countries.
Bangkok – The Thai Immigration Bureau (TIB) on Monday (31/7) received five new Verifier Travel Document and Bearer (TD&B) workstations from IOM to strengthen Thailand’s border control and detect passport and identity fraud.