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26 Feb 2017 description

Switzerland - During the past two weeks I have noted with deep concern the escalation in hostilities towards migrants in South Africa.

As the Rainbow Nation, South Africa is synonymous with diversity, inclusivity and multiplicity and the current anti-migrant violence is an anathema to the true spirit of Ubuntu (or humanity towards others) for which African cultures and societies are well known and rightly lauded.

25 Feb 2017 description

70% des interventions rapportées localisables à l'échelle section communale

Assurer la santé, la sécurité et la dignité des femmes, filles, garçons et hommes affectés par l'ouragan Mathieu avec des solutions rapides et ciblées en abris et biens non alimentaires

25 Feb 2017 description

13,924 arrivals by sea in 2017

366 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 24 February

363,401 arrivals in 2016

25 Feb 2017 description

Missing Migrants Project tracks fatalities of migrants, including refugees, traveling along mixed migration routes around the world.

This map shows the different transit routes in Southeast Asia. #MissingMigrants

24 Feb 2017 description

Libya - On 21 February, IOM helped 172 stranded Nigerian migrants – 110 women, 49 men, seven children and six infants – return home to Nigeria from Tripoli, Libya.

The charter flight, which was coordinated with Libyan and Nigerian authorities, departed from Tripoli’s Mitiga airport. IOM also provided pre-departure interviews, medical check-ups and further assistance, including clothes and shoes.

24 Feb 2017 description

South Sudan - IOM is providing emergency health care and shelter assistance to South Sudanese forced to flee their homes due to violence in volatile areas of the country, including Unity and Central Equatoria.

IOM, in coordination with Mercy Corps, is conducting an emergency shelter and non-food item (NFI) kit distribution from 22 February – 3 March for over 9,400 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Nyal, Unity. The kits will include blankets, nylon and rubber rope, plastic sheeting, a kanga (cloth) and a large carrying bag.

24 Feb 2017 description

Somalia - IOM, in partnership with the Rural Education and Agriculture Development Organization (READO), a local NGO, is introducing a drought resistant variant of sweet potatoes which will help mitigate the impact of drought in Somalia. The latest drought period has left over 6.2 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.

24 Feb 2017 description

Iraq - When they return to their home communities, Iraqis displaced by the current crisis face a host of challenges, including the destruction of infrastructure, housing and property. Access to basic services, availability of drinking water, food, health care, shelter and livelihood opportunities are all ongoing sources of concern.

During community assessments in areas retaken from ISIL, IOM staff have met many returned Iraqis whose homes are damaged. They are often staying with their relatives or neighbours, and some are living in tents next to their homes.

24 Feb 2017 description

Switzerland - IOM reports that 13,924 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 22 February, with over 75 percent arriving in Italy and the rest in Greece and Spain. This compares with 105,427 through the first 53 days of 2016.

24 Feb 2017 description

Colombo, 23 February 2017 – To address the health challenges posed by increasingly mobile populations, health leaders today adopted the ‘Colombo Statement’ which calls for international collaboration to improve the health and well-being of migrants and their families.

24 Feb 2017 description

The Government of Japan has allocated USD 34.3 million to support IOM’s operations to assist vulnerable migrants including displaced persons, refugees, returnees and affected communities around the world in 2017.

The funding will also contribute to increasing the capacity of various governments in humanitarian border management to cope with displacement resulting from conflicts and to enhance security.

23 Feb 2017 description

As part of its efforts in strengthening the capacities of its implementing partners to prepare and respond to humanitarian crisis across Ethiopia, IOM partnered with UNICEF to organize a training for Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) branch staff members and regional government officials.

23 Feb 2017 description

Shelter Objective 1

To ensure the health, safety, security and dignity of girls, boys, women and men affected by hurricane Matthew, through the provision of rapid and targeted shelter and NFI solutions

23 Feb 2017 description

Shelter Objective 1

To ensure the health, safety, security and dignity of girls, boys, women and men affected by hurricane Matthew, through the provision of rapid and targeted shelter and NFI solutions