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Pemba – Tens of thousands of people are continuing to flee insecurity in Cabo Delgado, northern Mozambique, challenging the ability of the government and its humanitarian partners to respond with adequate shelter, food and other...

Maputo - At least 38 people, including many children are feared dead after one of the hundreds of overcrowded vessels carrying civilians fleeing insecurity in Cabo Delgado Province, Mozambique, sank last week.

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The UK Minister for Africa, James Duddridge MP is in Zambia this week, where he has been meeting businesses, trade bodies and the Minister for Finance to discuss UK support to boost trade links across Southern Africa – including measures to...

Photo: Malawian migrants enter Maputo Airport for their return flight, after having been stranded in Mozambique. 5 October 2020 Photo-IOM-Sandra Black

September 2020 HARARE. Over 17 000 migrants have returned to Zimbabwe as COVID-19 continues to take its toll. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) estimates that a total...

Windhoek, 30th of July 2020-The Ministry of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare of the Republic of Namibia, in close collaboration with Civil Societies, Tertiary institutions, Ministries, and the United Nations (UN) Agencies,...

Strengthened institutional capacity of Civil Society Organizations key to migrants’ rights advocacy

10 February 2020

Bulawayo – IOM, the UN Migration Agency in collaboration with the National Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (NANGO) facilitated a two-day capacity building training on migration management for civil society organizations in Zimbabwe. The purpose of the workshop was to   strengthen civil society’s capacity to engage with government and advocate for migrants’ rights.

Canadian Minister Notes Resilience of DRC Camp Community

17 January 2020

Photo: Honourable Karina Gould (4th from right) stands with Kizimba camp's Women Council

Masisi  – Canada’s Minister of International Development, the Honourable Karina Gould, last week visited the Kizimba displacement camp in North Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which is coordinated by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).   

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.  

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