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Lusaka – Southern Africa has a long history of intra-regional human mobility, with migration as a significant factor inextricably linking the sub-continent’s economies for centuries.  

Today, cross-border trade is a major...

Maputo – Yesterday (19/12), the District Government of Matola, in cooperation with the National Institute for Mozambican Communities Abroad (INACE) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), with the support of the...

Accra, Ghana – From 25 to 27 November 2019, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) facilitated the visit of a delegation from the Government of the Republic of Seychelles to exchange good practices on diaspora...

Photo: Key stakeholders came together to commemorate 16 Days of Activism against GBV with focus  on safe migration.

Harare - Commemorating the 16 days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence, IOM Zimbabwe...

Mbabane, Eswatini – The United Nation (UN)  Migration Agency in Mbabane in collaboration with the Government of the Kingdom of ESwatini, through the Prime Minister’s Office officially launched a twenty-four...

Kinshasa – Millions of young people in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) live in precarious situations, often forced to leave the country because of the lack of stable jobs. 

Brunelle Maluka was one of...

Launch of Migration, Information and Data Analysis System at Zambia-Malawi Border

20 December 2019

Lusaka – Southern Africa has a long history of intra-regional human mobility, with migration as a significant factor inextricably linking the sub-continent’s economies for centuries.  

Today, cross-border trade is a major feature of the region’s economic and social landscape. The African Development Bank estimates such activity to contribute to the incomes of some 43 per cent of the African population, even though such trade is largely informal. Lengthy and cumbersome immigration processes, often done manually, increase the cost of trade. 

Returnees and Community Members Engage in Rehabilitation of Health Centre in Maputo

19 December 2019

Maputo – Yesterday (19/12), the District Government of Matola, in cooperation with the National Institute for Mozambican Communities Abroad (INACE) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), with the support of the European Union, launched the rehabilitation of the Ndlavela Health Centre in Maputo Province to provide the community with improved access to health services.  

Delegation of Government of Seychelles exchanges with Government of Ghana on Diaspora Engagement and bilateral Labour Mobility Cooperation

Accra, Ghana – From 25 to 27 November 2019, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) facilitated the visit of a delegation from the Government of the Republic of Seychelles to exchange good practices on diaspora engagement, remittances and labour migration with representatives from the Government of Ghana and other stakeholders.  Read more

Delegation of Government of Seychelles exchanges with Government of Ghana on Diaspora Engagement and bilateral Labour Mobility Cooperation

29 November 2019

Accra, Ghana – From 25 to 27 November 2019, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) facilitated the visit of a delegation from the Government of the Republic of Seychelles to exchange good practices on diaspora engagement, remittances and labour migration with representatives from the Government of Ghana and other stakeholders.  

IOM Zimbabwe Supports Government Efforts to Improve Livelihoods Through Financial Literacy

Harare – Remittance payments from Zimbabweans toiling outside their country arrive here at a rate of about USD 2 million per day. That’s more than pocket change for a people who have suffered economic hardship through recent decades. However, besides cash coming home, many of the recipients of these funds need something more: life lessons on how to best leverage that support for their households.    

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World Migration Report 2018

Since 2000, IOM has been producing world migration reports. This World Migration Report 2018, the ninth in the world migration report series, has been produced to contribute to increased understanding of migration throughout the world. It presents key data and information on migration as well as thematic chapters on highly topical migration issues, and is structured to focus on two key contributions for readers. Read more