The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) is currently helping the Government of Ukraine to provide immediate assistance to the victims of human trafficking.
Fifty-three migrant family groups comprising 64 children, 29 women and 33 men were last week air-lifted from the city of Matamoros (Tamaulipas, Mexico) to San Pedro Sula (Honduras). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM), a United Nations agency, organised a charter flight for the 126 migrants who expressed their decision to return voluntarily to their country of origin.
At a major conference on the brain drain phenomenon at the headquarters of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the United Nations agency warned that Central and Eastern European countries are seeing dramatic shifts in their migration patterns, changing the makeup of communities and posing heretofore unseen challenges.
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.
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM), a United Nations agency, has assisted 143 Somali returnees stranded in Yemen to return home. A total of 46 men, 41 women, 26 boys and 30 girls set off by boat from Aden, Yemen, the previous Monday and arrived the next day at the port of Berbera.
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.
Since 2016, Senegal, a key transit country for many West Africans traveling to Europe is witnessing an increase of departures from its coasts towards Spain. Thousands of Senegalese also migrate in search of better economic opportunities in Europe.
Africa: Migrants Still Detained In A Bombed Facility, As Economic Condition Displaces 8 Million Others
Vulnerable migrants who returned from sea are still being taken to the Tajoura detention centre, three months after an airstrike on the facility tragically killed 53 migrants and left over 130 injured. The bombed detention centre remains operational to this day, despite urgent and persistent calls to close Tajoura, especially due to its proximity to a military location.
There are strong pointers that this 2019 will mark the sixth straight year the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has recorded at least 1,000 deaths in the waters separating Europe from Africa and the Middle East, a period during which at least 15,000 victims have lost their lives in Mediterranean crossings.
Some strategic agencies of the United Nations are getting increasingly worried about the tide of migration from Africa. The situation seems to getting worse with children as young as 10, said to be among Ethiopians leaving for better prospects outside their country, many with their parents’ consent.