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IOM Humanitarian Compendium 2014

The Humanitarian Compendium provides a comprehensive overview of IOM humanitarian projects for 2014 in coordination with other humanitarian partners and agencies.

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IOM provides life-saving transport for refugees from South Sudan

South Africa - Since the outbreak of violence in South Sudan in mid-December 2013, IOM has been providing life-saving transport from the borders for thousands of South Sudanese refugees fleeing into neighbouring Ethiopia and Kenya.

At least 716,100 people are now internally displaced in South Sudan, with 75,300 seeking physical protection in UN peacekeeping mission bases. A further 156,800 South Sudanese have fled to neighboring countries and the exodus is continuing.

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IOM assists returnees expelled from Tanzania in Burundi and Uganda

Kenya - Six months after the process of expelling “undocumented migrants” started in Tanzania, IOM continues to receive returnees in Burundi, although at a small scale.

In January, IOM received 3,220 expelled migrants, bringing the total number of registered migrants in Burundi to 43,145. Uganda, for its part, is hosting 4,669 expelled migrants in a transit camp.

The majority of the arriving migrants say they have been incarcerated. They believe that more prisoners may be released in March and April, once they have served their time.

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IOM Uganda Promotes HIV/AIDS Prevention among Mobile Populations

IOM is distributing medical and laboratory equipment to different health clinics strategically located in HIV hot-spots in Uganda to tackle the high prevalence of HIV/AIDS along major transport corridors in the country.

“HIV/AIDS is still stigmatized in Uganda and especially in my community, a fishing community,” says Salongo Dennis Lukyamuzi, a fisherman from the village of Kasensero along the shores of Lake Victoria. Kasensero, like many fishing villages, has amongst the highest prevalence rates of HIV in Uganda, with up to 20 per cent of the population carrying the virus.

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Conditions for many migrants expelled from Tanzania “Dire” says IOM

Kenya - While expulsions of undocumented migrants from Tanzania have tapered off, conditions for many Burundian, Rwandan and Ugandan migrants now stranded in border transit centres are deteriorating due to heavy rain.

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IOM Uganda returns trafficked children to communities of origin

Uganda - IOM Uganda, in coordination with the government and civil society partners, has safely returned 21 child victims of trafficking to their communities of origin.

The children had been trafficked from Karamoja, a remote region in remote northeastern Uganda, to Kampala for the purpose of street begging.

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L’OIM va fournir de l’aide humanitaire aux migrants illégaux expulsés de Tanzanie

Tanzanie – L’OIM est en pourparlers avec ses partenaires en Tanzanie, au Rwanda, en Ouganda et au Burundi sur les possibilités de fournir de l’aide humanitaire à plusieurs milliers de migrants originaires des pays voisins qui ont reçu l’ordre du gouvernement tanzanien de quitter le pays dans les deux semaines.

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IOM to Provide Humanitarian Aid to Undocumented Migrants Expelled from Tanzania

IOM is in discussions with counterparts in Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi on how to provide humanitarian aid to thousands of irregular migrants from the neighbouring countries ordered to leave within two weeks by the Tanzanian government.

A Tanzanian presidential order issued on 25 July told some 35,000 irregular migrants from Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda to leave Tanzania by 11th August. To date, an estimated 13,000 Burundians, 7,000 Rwandans and 600 Ugandans have complied.

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IOM Supports Sustainable Reintegration of Rwandan Returnees

IOM has stepped up efforts to support the sustainable reintegration of Rwandan refugees returning from neighbouring countries, including the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda.

The organization is training some 184 trainers, who will in turn impart their acquired skills to 1,500 selected returnees and vulnerable members of host communities in Rwanda.

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IOM, Uganda Wrap Up Workshop to Prepare National Counter-trafficking Plan

IOM and the Government of Uganda have completed a three-day workshop to prepare a National Action Plan (NAP) to combat trafficking in persons. The document will serve as a blueprint for future counter-trafficking efforts and build upon existing interventions.

The workshop was attended by government officials and representatives of civil society who constitute the National Task Force against Human Trafficking. The body was set up to spearhead the implementation of Uganda's Anti Human Trafficking Act (2009).

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IOM Helps Ugandan Children Trafficked to South Sudan

IOM has assisted five children who were victims of human trafficking in South Sudan to return home to Uganda.

The children, ranging in age from 10 to 16, were forced to sell goods on the streets of the South Sudanese capital, Juba. In interviews with IOM staff, the children described having to work on the streets from early in the morning until evening, then packing goods for the next day until late at night.

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RDC : Forum sous régional de collaboration inter-pays à Kinshasa, pour lutter contre le choléra

Kinshasa, 14 mars 2013– Un forum sous régional de collaboration inter-pays dans la lutte contre le choléra s’est tenu à Kinshasa du 12 au 14 mars 2013.

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IOM Returns Ugandan Child Domestic Trafficking Victims to Families

Press Briefing Notes
Tuesday 16th October 2012
Spokesperson: Chris Lom

IOM Uganda yesterday (15/10) returned a total of 51 trafficked children to their extended families in Karamoja sub-region in northern Uganda. The children are among hundreds of minors who are trafficked every year from rural Uganda to urban areas, particularly the capital, Kampala.

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Guidelines for Assisting Victims of Human Trafficking in the East Africa Region

Description: The human trafficking phenomenon affects virtually every country in the world. In East Africa, victims of human trafficking suffer physical and emotional abuse, rape, threats against themselves and their families and sometimes death. Although women and children have been identified as the main victims trafficked within and outside the region for mostly domestic servitude and sexual exploitation, young boys are increasingly being trafficked for purposes of forced labour in agriculture, fishing, mining and street begging.

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Migration Health Report of Activities 2010

The “Health of Migrants in an Increasingly Globalized World:

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LRA-affected IDP assessment - Western Equatoria State, South Sudan, 19th-31st May 2011

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IOM Regional Response: Horn of Africa Drought - August 2011

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New Clinic Offers Roadside Health Care for Hard-to-Reach Populations on the Kenyan Uganda Border

IOM and Kenya's National AIDS Control Council are today opening a free health care clinic to assist vulnerable and often hard-to-reach mobile populations on the busy Kenyan-Ugandan border.

The health centre, which is located in the heart of a trailer park in the town of Busia, in Kenya's Western province, will address the health needs of mobile populations, including the provision of free tuberculosis, malaria and HIV treatment. Nurses will be available 24 hours a day to offer free and confidential HIV counseling.

"This is just a beginning,"

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Land or Else: Land-based conflict, vulnerability, and disintegration in Northern Uganda

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In August 2009, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), commenced a joint study on land and reintegration in northern Uganda. This study is intended to be a first-step towards an evidentiary approach to understanding land issues in northern Uganda.

Northern Uganda is the scene of one of the world's most volatile and spontaneous processes of reintegration. There are approximately 1.1 to 1.4 million people in the Acholi sub-region at

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KENYA - Diverse Human Trafficking Trends in East African Region Highlights Urgent Need for Greater Protection

An IOM cross-border assessment of human trafficking in Kenya and its neighbouring countries has revealed highly diverse trends affecting people of all ages and both genders, and highlighting a much greater need for protection of victims.

The assessment, presented last week at an IOM regional workshop in Kenya focusing on cross-border trafficking in the East African region, found that although people initially may have travelled across borders voluntarily in search of greener pastures, they were invariably deceived by a range of actors including family, religious

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