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In the context of the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) work to support stakeholders in the SADC region, IOM’s...

Kinshasa—While the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is confronting the public health emergency posed by COVID-19, the...

Pretoria – Following the first case of COVID-19 reported in South Africa on 5 March 2020, the Government declared a State of...

Pemba – First the Cyclone, now the contagion. Northern Mozambique is reeling from nature’s blows over the past year. ...

Return Assistance in D. R. Congo - "I was a displaced person, now I am the owner of a piece of land"

06 November 2019

In early September 2019, internally displaced persons living in the Kababi Bukoro IDP site since 2012, expressed their desire to leave the camp in order to resume a working life. Some wished to return to their home communities, while others preferred to stay in the region by integrating into the host community. The IDP site is located in Masisi territory, province of North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Most had repeatedly fled deadly clashes between armed groups that scourged the eastern part of the DRC and distressed their communities.

Victorine Cyenda: "I was very afraid of the police, today I can sit down with them and have a conversation" (D. R. Congo

06 November 2019

Since 2015, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been assisting the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in implementing projects for local police professionalization in Mbuji-Mayi (Kasaï-Oriental province) and Lubumbashi (Haut-Katanga province). These projects are in line with the Congolese government's priority programme for national police reform.

Between 2015 and 2019, IOM supported the training of 383 police officers from the commune of Bipemba and 275 police officers from the commune of Muya in Mbuji-Mayi.

THANDI’S STORY OF CHANGE - Assistance for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence

05 November 2019

Worldwide, almost one third (30%) of all women who have been in a relationship have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by their intimate partner. Gender -based violence (GBV), in its multiple forms, is endemic in communities across South Africa, including intimate part- ner violence, rape, and femicide.

Cyclone Idai Affected Communities Desperate for Permanent Shelter, Livelihoods

05 November 2019

Harare – Over eight months after Cyclone Idai devastated Sourthern Africa, the affected communities in Zimbabwe are desperate for permanent shelter and the resumption of livelihoods. 

The Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) conducted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) indicated that 270,000 individuals were affected by the cyclone and that 50,905 people in 12 districts were displaced while 223 households still reside in displacement sites. 

Lesotho Immigration, Police and Custom officials undergo Document Examination Training in Maseru

10 October 2019

 8-10 October 2019 – In partnership with the Southern Africa Immigration Liaison (SAIL) officers based in Pretoria, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) held a three (3) day training for immigration Officials from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Police Officers and Customs Officials. The training sought ‘to improve knowledges on identifying genuine and fraudulent travel documents and in identifying imposters at Port of Entries (POEs).

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