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Antananarivo – “All I wanted was to go home,” recalls a Malagasy woman in the capital of the island nation of Madagascar, off south-eastern Africa. She is one of the many victims of trafficking assisted by the International...

Maseru, 27-31 May 2019– Following the project launch for the ‘’Counter Trafficking and Addressing Irregular Migration through Strengthening Border and Migration Management, Sensitization on Trafficking in Persons and...

21 May 2019– The project launch for the ‘’Counter Trafficking and Addressing Irregular Migration through Strengthening Border and Migration Management, Sensitization on Trafficking in Persons and Building Capacity of...

Lusaka - The Ministry of Home Affairs with Support from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) will today host a two (2) day consultative meeting on the Zambia Migration Profile and the Migration Governance Indicators...

Midrand, 3 May 2019 –Supported by the International Organization for Migration (IOM)through the project titled as “Enhancing Coordination and Strengthening Institutional Capacity to Effectively Engage with Basotho...

Lusaka - Given the migration challenges and opportunities resulting from different migration dynamics, the Government of Zambia has highlighted the pressing need for comprehensive data on migration that can be used for planning...

Johannesburg, 3 May 2019 – Supported by the International Organization for Migration (IOM)through the project titled as “Enhancing Coordination and Strengthening Institutional Capacity to Effectively Engage with Basotho Diaspora’’funded by IOM Development Fund (IDF), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Relations of the Kingdom of Lesotho planned three diaspora outreach forums in the Republic of South Africa, in close collaboration with other stakeholders, such as Lesotho National Development Corporation, Central Bank and private secto

US, IOM Support Madagascar Review of Multiyear Counter-Trafficking Efforts

07 June 2019

Antananarivo – “All I wanted was to go home,” recalls a Malagasy woman in the capital of the island nation of Madagascar, off south-eastern Africa. She is one of the many victims of trafficking assisted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) during the recent months’ upsurge in repatriation cases.  

Trafficking in Persons (TIP) remains a significant challenge here. According to research by IOM and its partners, women are particularly vulnerable and subjected to sex trafficking and forced labour in the domestic sector. 

LMPS CGPU Officers trained on TIP and Victim-centred investigation for Human Trafficking

31 May 2019

Maseru, 27-31 May 2019– Following the project launch for the ‘’Counter Trafficking and Addressing Irregular Migration through Strengthening Border and Migration Management, Sensitization on Trafficking in Persons and Building Capacity of Law Enforcement and Border Officials in Lesotho,’’ the first activity has started this week.

Japan continue to support Lesotho’s efforts in strengthening border management and counter trafficking / smuggling

21 May 2019

21 May 2019– The project launch for the ‘’Counter Trafficking and Addressing Irregular Migration through Strengthening Border and Migration Management, Sensitization on Trafficking in Persons and Building Capacity of Law Enforcement and Border Officials in Lesotho.’’ was held in Maseru today chaired by Ministry of Home Affairs, attended by Lesotho Mounted Police Services, Civil Aviation Authorities, Lesotho Revenue Authority and other relevant Ministries.

CONSULTATIVE MEETING ON THE ZAMBIA MIGRATION PROFILE, POLICY & MIGRATION GOVERNANCE INDICATORS – 8-9 May 2019

Lusaka- The Ministry of Home Affairs with Support from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) will today host a two (2) day consultative meeting on the Zambia Migration Profile and the Migration Governance Indicators as well as consideration on the development of a national Migration Policy. More

CONSULTATIVE MEETING ON THE ZAMBIA MIGRATION PROFILE, POLICY & MIGRATION GOVERNANCE INDICATORS – 8-9 May 2019

08 May 2019

Lusaka - The Ministry of Home Affairs with Support from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) will today host a two (2) day consultative meeting on the Zambia Migration Profile and the Migration Governance Indicators as well as consideration on the development of a national Migration Policy. The Government of the Republic of Zambia has highlighted the need for comprehensive data on migration that can be used for planning and policy making.

Lesotho hosts the First Inclusive Diaspora Outreach Forum in Johannesburg to renew partnership with Basotho living in South Africa

03 May 2019

Midrand, 3 May 2019 –Supported by the International Organization for Migration (IOM)through the project titled as “Enhancing Coordination and Strengthening Institutional Capacity to Effectively Engage with Basotho Diaspora’’funded by IOM Development Fund (IDF), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Relations of the Kingdom of Lesotho planned three diaspora outreach forums in the Republic of South Africa, in close collaboration with other stakeholders, such as Lesotho National Development Corporation, Central Bank and private sector.   

IOM Zimbabwe Supports Government Efforts to Improve Livelihoods Through Financial Literacy

12 November 2018

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.

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