Sierra Leone appears to be determined in moving away from her ranking as the country with the highest levels of joblessness in West Africa. With a 60 percent rate of youth unemployment, the country certainly suffers among West Africa’s highest levels of joblessness. One result: youth migrate, often irregularly.
Many of the countries with the highest working poverty rates in the world are in Africa, which overall has a working poverty rate of 39% for youth, compared with 31% for adults.
In countries across Africa, internal displacement remains a significant problem with more than 17.8 million people being displaced by conflict and violence. Women and children constitute the vast majority of those affected.
Initiatives developed through the International Labour Organisation (ILO)-supported Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) programme and the Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) have been recognised in the 2019 Future Policy Awards.
The United Nations migration agency, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has assisted 142 stranded Ethiopians to safely return home from Djibouti.
Sierra Leone Steps Up Counter Human Trafficking As UN Battles For Migrants’ Alternative Income In Niger
The adoption of the Law N° 2015-36 which criminalises the smuggling of migrants in Niger, and the closing of several gold mines, once magnets drawing job seekers, have left many people living along northern Niger’s migration routes in search for alternative income-generating activities.
Liberia is still struggling to provide sufficient maternal and newborn care services. The country has one of the 10 highest maternal death rates in the world, and an extremely high infant mortality rate as well. A newborn has a 51 in 1,000 chance of dying in the first 28 days of life, according to 2017 data.
2 Days After Mediterranean Shipwreck, IOM Monitoring North Africa, Italy As 17 African Migrants Still Missing
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM), a United Nations agency, is currently monitoring reports from North Africa and Italy in the wake of the latest Mediterranean shipwreck which occurred off the coast of Lampedusa during the night between Sunday and Monday.
Dr Akinwunmi Adesina has been nominated by the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari for re-election as the President of African Development Bank (AfDB).
A United Nations agency, International Organisation for Migration (IOM) reports that 72,263 migrants and refugees successfully entered Europe by sea through October 2, roughly a 14 per cent decrease from the 84,345 arriving during the same period last year.