The IOM office in Quito is providing advice and financial support
to the recently created Inter-institutional Commission tasked with
the drafting of a National Plan to “Combat Human Trafficking
and Other Forms of Sexual and Labour Exploitation” in
With intermittent rain and snow in Pakistan-administered Kashmir
and NWFP causing flooding, collapsed tents and misery for the
people living in villages and camps, IOM has continued to expand on
their urban Rapid Response Teams in Muzaffarabad.
IOM Deputy Director General, Ndioro Ndiaye, yesterday joined
corporate leaders and personalities from around the world to
discuss how the business community could become more active in
combating human trafficking.
Health workers from refugee camps and migrant communities on the
Myanmar border will meet with local officials and donors in
Tak’s provincial capital on Friday 27 January to review
contingency plans to cope with a possible outbreak of bird flu.
A two day Pan-European ministerial conference to shape coherent and
transparent migration-related polices aimed at improving security,
migrant rights and promoting greater economic development and
prosperity within the region, will take place on 24-25 January in
A group of 48 Bangladeshi migrants who had been left stranded by
smuggling networks in the Sahara desert while trying to reach the
northern shores of the Mediterranean, have been helped by IOM to
A group of around 120 Congolese refugees, who may be resettled to
the UK under the Gateway Protection Programme, are being provided
transportation, food and accommodation assistance by IOM while
their cases are being decided upon.
Several days of heavy snow and rain that have badly hampered aid
distributions in earthquake-affected Pakistan and grounded
helicopters since 15 January, are also causing continued misery for