Members of a task force set up to initiate the development of a
national action plan to combat human trafficking in Kenya are, with
the support of IOM, being trained tomorrow on methods to counter
human trafficking in the east African country.
A group of 47 child victims of trafficking have been returned by
IOM and the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) to their
homes in the impoverished district of Grand Anse in south-west
Haiti, where IOM will provide follow-on care and assistance.
Four IOM response teams have been deployed to districts in Pakistan
devastated by flash floods in late June in order to assess people's
ongoing needs and to monitor and report on the provision of
services and to assist in the distribution of relief items.
As part of efforts to combat significant levels of irregular
migration from Niger, and following a similar initiative in Senegal
recently, the government of Niger and IOM have launched an
information campaign aimed at raising awareness of the dangers of
Mauritanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Mohamed
Saleck Ould Mohamed Lemine, and IOM Director General, Brunson
McKinley, have signed an agreement for the opening of an IOM office
As Côte d'Ivoire celebrates today its 47th Independence Day
with renewed calls for peace and unity, more and more internally
displaced persons (IDPs) are asking for IOM's assistance to return
to and resettle in their former areas of residence in Western
IOM and the Thai Ministry of Social Development and Human Security
(MSDHS) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on
Cooperation in the Implementation of Projects Addressing
Trafficking in Persons and Assistance to At-Risk Groups.
A three-day training of 30 Afghan law enforcement officers
organized by IOM and led by Tajik counterparts ended in Kabul
yesterday. At the event, the Afghan and Tajik officials also
jointly reviewed Afghanistan's Counter-Trafficking Bill.
IOM, in partnership with the Libyan Ministry of Interior, the
Waatasimu Charity Association and the United States Embassy in
Tripoli, is carrying out two follow-up human trafficking awareness
workshops for 50 law enforcement officials and members of charity