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Maputo – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) today launched the Country Strategy for Mozambique, culminating a development process undertaken jointly with the Government of Mozambique and development partners. The strategy...

PRETORIA, 8 July 2021 - Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in Southern Africa last March 2020, trends of irregular migration toward South Africa increased, due to the various socio-economic effects of the...

Accra – From 7 to 11 June 2021, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) facilitated a technical visit of a delegation from the Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini (GoE) to Ghana, to exchange good...

Thursday, 27 May 2021 - The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the International Organisation of Employers (IOE), Business Advisory Group on Migration, Business Africa are jointly hosting the first...

HARARE- The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Zimbabwe this week marks the return of over 200 000 Migrant returnees since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. The Migrants, mostly from the SADC region...

Pretoria, 31 March 2021 - Migrants and young people in Southern Africa often find themselves in position of vulnerability as pertains to their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), due to various factors including...

23 March 2020

Border and Migration Management Assessments (BMMA) are conducted by IOM within the framework of an established Migration and Border Management Model. This model provides for a comprehensive analysis of the major elements of national migration control systems including legislation, policy, procedures, passport/travel documents, visa issuance, entry/exit controls, monitoring and reporting.

IOM Border and Migration Management Assessments (BMMA) serve to undertake a comprehensive analysis of the major elements of national migration control systems including legislation, policy, procedures, passport/travel documents, visa issuance, entry/exit controls, monitoring and reporting. Border assessments also serve to ascertain protection needs at borders as well as to prepare for large scale cross border movements in times of crisis.

BMMA not only provide an overview of the border situation in a country but of the overall immigration and emigration context. They can serve to inform the development of Migration Profiles in a country. They can also provide the relevant background and context specific information to inform the development of evidence-based migration policies.

IOM has developed a methodology and diagnostic framework to guide experts in the undertaking of BMMA. This methodology has been tried and tested for more than a decade in multiple locations throughout the world, including several countries in Southern Africa. The diagnostic is based on a four-pillar approach which includes the administrative framework, regulatory framework, operations and information management.

This tool can be complemented by questionnaires that can be used prior to site visits with the national and BCP level authorities.

23 March 2020

At certain borders in Africa, particularly in the Great Lakes region, the daily crossing of persons across international borders number hundreds, if not thousands, of people each day. This intensive cross-border movement takes place for various economic, social or cultural reasons including trade and employment. Facilitating the movement of border communities is key to achieving regional and continental free movement objectives, contributing to economic growth and increased regional integration.

Basic Trafficking in Persons Workshop for Magistrates, Prosecutors and Members of the Law society in Lesotho

20 March 2020

3-5 March 2020 – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) held two workshops for Magistrates and Prosecutors on 3-4 March, and Members of the Law Society on 5 March. The objective of the workshops was to ‘to increase the knowledge of TiP, legal framework among judiciary sector and representatives of Law Society towards prosecution of trafficking in person (TiP) cases in Lesotho.

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