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Mahe, Seychelles – “As a small island developing State, in the middle of the Indian Ocean, Seychelles is not spared from maritime threats, such as acts of piracy, drug trafficking, illegal migration, and human trafficking. It is...

Accra – From 9 to 11 September 2019, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) facilitated the visit of a delegation from the Government of Mauritius (GoM) to exchange good practices on diaspora engagement, remittances and labour...

Quthing, Mohales Hoek and Leribe District - In August 2019, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Lesotho conducted Basic Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Trainings in Quthing (7-8 August), Mohales Hoek from 14-16 August, and...

Addis Ababa – This week (03-06/09) the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Mission in South Africa is supporting an educational visit to the African Union Commission (AUC) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia as part of the...

Maseru - On the 9th of August, International Organization for Migration (IOM) known as UN Migration Agency held a launch of the book tilted ‘’In a Strange Land’’ written by Ms. Mojabeng Mosebo in commemoration of International Women’s...

Bloemfontein - A two-day Basotho Diaspora Outreach Forum was held in Bloemfontein, South Africa, on 23 and 24 August. The forum is the second of a series of forums planned for the three provinces of South Africa, namely...

IOM, Countries of the Indian Ocean Commission discuss Dialogue Mechanism on Migration

Mahe, Seychelles – “As a small island developing State, in the middle of the Indian Ocean, Seychelles is not spared from maritime threats, such as acts of piracy, drug trafficking, illegal migration, and human trafficking. It is therefore vital that we utilize platforms such as this one, built on inter-state dialogue and cooperation, with the aim of executing preventive measures and consolidate concrete remedial actions,” recognized H.E. Mr.

IOM, Countries of the Indian Ocean Commission discuss Dialogue Mechanism on Migration

28 August 2019

Mahe, Seychelles – “As a small island developing State, in the middle of the Indian Ocean, Seychelles is not spared from maritime threats, such as acts of piracy, drug trafficking, illegal migration, and human trafficking. It is therefore vital that we utilize platforms such as this one, built on inter-state dialogue and cooperation, with the aim of executing preventive measures and consolidate concrete remedial actions,” recognized H.E. Mr.

Delegation of Government of Mauritius exchanges with Government of Ghana on Diaspora Engagement

Accra – From 9 to 11 September 2019, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) facilitated the visit of a delegation from the Government of Mauritius (GoM) to exchange good practices on diaspora engagement, remittances and labour migration with representatives from the Government of Ghana (GoG) and other stakeholders. More

Delegation of Government of Mauritius exchanges with Government of Ghana on Diaspora Engagement

11 September 2019

Accra – From 9 to 11 September 2019, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) facilitated the visit of a delegation from the Government of Mauritius (GoM) to exchange good practices on diaspora engagement, remittances and labour migration with representatives from the Government of Ghana (GoG) and other stakeholders.

Local Leaders, Civil Society Organisations, District Officials and Media in three Districts received Counter Human Trafficking Training

11 September 2019

Quthing, Mohales Hoek and Leribe District - In August 2019, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Lesotho conducted Basic Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Trainings in Quthing (7-8 August), Mohales Hoek from 14-16 August, and in Leribe districts from 20-22 August. The purpose of the trainings was to build the capacity of Border and Immigration Officials, CSOs, Local Leaders, Government Officials, and Religious Leaders to detect, and respond to human trafficking cases through sensitization and referral support to the victims of human trafficking.

South African Youths Visit Ethiopia to Better Understand Migration Dynamics

06 September 2019

Addis Ababa – This week (03-06/09) the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Mission in South Africa is supporting an educational visit to the African Union Commission (AUC) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia as part of the organization's  efforts to increase awareness of migration as a key driver in the development agenda. This visit is a culmination of preparatory work dating back to the Mkhaya Migrant Award Essay Competition of 2016.

Celebrating International Women’s Day - Launch of a Book “In a Strange Land” written by a Mosotho female survivor of Human Trafficking

09 August 2019

Maseru - On the 9th of August, International Organization for Migration (IOM) known as UN Migration Agency held a launch of the book tilted ‘’In a Strange Land’’ written by Ms. Mojabeng Mosebo in commemoration of International Women’s Day. The event aimed to sensitize the public on the reality of the human trafficking incidents in Lesotho through sharing of life experience. The event was attended by 41 participants (33 female, 8 male) from civil society organizations, NGOs, media and Government Ministries.

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