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13 Dec 2016 description

Mozambique - Over the last decade, countries in Southern Africa have been hit by recurrent and frequent floods, droughts and strong cyclones, which have resulted in the displacement of people in both urban and rural areas.

Severe flooding in 2015 led to the displacement of thousands of people in Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar, while drought in Namibia prompted the country to declare a state of emergency in 2016. Such environmental emergencies require timely and effective interventions in order to prevent massive internal and cross-border displacements of people.

07 Nov 2014 description

Angola - IOM Angola this week organized a three-day workshop on Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) for 25 disaster management officials from Angola’s Civil Protection Service and Ministry of Social Assistance.

The aim of the workshop was to explore how to address the displacement of people by natural disasters; the roles and responsibilities in managing a camp; the protection of the most vulnerable; the participation of communities; and recovery strategies and solutions for displaced people, in line with international CCCM standards.

06 Jun 2014 description
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Regional Strategy for Southern Africa - English version

IOM Strategy Responds to Complex Migration Challenges in Southern Africa

Southern Africa experiences all types of movements such as mixed and irregular migration, labour migration and forced migration, including displacement due to conflict and natural disasters. These migration flows involve over four million economically active persons, and an additional unspecified number of undocumented migrants, including many vulnerable populations such as women and children.

11 Apr 2014 description

Malaria is a major global public health problem affecting over 109 countries globally and ranked as the fifth cause of deaths among communicable diseases worldwide. Because of increasing internal and cross-border movements of people, Southern Africa is one of the world's high-risk malaria zones.

IOM will now back a cross border and regional campaign to reduce and eliminate malaria transmission in targeted border districts within the southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region.

08 Nov 2013 description

(Pretoria, 08 November 2013): A groundbreaking study into the threats likely to confront southern African communities over the next decade has been released. Titled Humanitarian Trends in Southern Africa: Challenges and Opportunities, the study identifies regional and global factors that may impact the lives and livelihoods of southern Africans and, as importantly, the available capacities to address these challenges.

16 Feb 2012 description

Angola - En partenariat avec le HCR, l'OIM a repris, depuis le 20 janvier 2012, les opérations d'aide au retour volontaire de 53 370 réfugiés angolais qui doivent être rapatriés cette année, sur 176 000 personnes toujours présentes en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), en Zambie, en Namibie, en République du Congo et au Botswana, près de 10 ans après la fin de la guerre civile en Angola.

14 Feb 2012 description

IOM, in partnership with UNHCR, has resumed, since January 20th, 2012, the provision of voluntary return assistance to 53,370 Angolan refugees scheduled to be repatriated this year, out of 176, 000 persons still in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Zambia, Namibia, Republic of Congo and Botswana, almost ten years since the end of the civil war in Angola.

13 Jul 2011 description

Posted on Tuesday, 12-07-2011

Angola - Le Haut-commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) et l'OIM lancent aujourd'hui un appel de près de 21 millions de dollars afin d'aider plus de 34 000 réfugiés angolais à rentrer dans leur pays cette année. Un autre groupe de 26 000 réfugiés devrait retourner en Angola en 2012, dont la majorité depuis la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), qui accueille actuellement plus de 111 000 réfugiés angolais.

12 Jul 2011 description

The UN's High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and IOM are today jointly appealing for close to US$ 21 million to help more than 34,000 Angolan refugees return home to Angola this year.

Another 26,000 are expected to return to Angola in 2012 with the largest number of returnees over the two years coming from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), currently host to more than 111,000 Angolan refugees.

15 Nov 2010 description

A review of the current situation and recommendations for achieving the World Health Assembly Resolution on health of migrants. November 2010.

17 Aug 2010 description

SOUTH AFRICA - IOM Launches Expanded HIV Prevention and Health Promotion Programme for Migrants and Mobile Populations in East and Southern Africa - The International Organization for Migration (IOM)'s Regional Office for Southern Africa, in partnership with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has announced the geographic and thematic expansion of the Partnership on HIV and Mobility in Southern Africa (PHAMSA) Programme, to include East Africa.

The revised programme, renamed "Partnership on Health …

17 Aug 2010 description

Afrique du Sud - En partenariat avec l'Agence suédoise de coopération internationale au développement (Sida) et le Ministère norvégien des affaires étrangères, le bureau régional de l'OIM en Afrique du Sud a annoncé l'expansion géographique et thématique du partenariat sur le programme concernant le VIH et la mobilité en Afrique du Sud (PHAMSA), à mettre en œuvre en Afrique de l'Est.

Le programme révisé, renommé « Partenariat sur la santé et la mobilité en Afrique de l'Est et du Sud » (PHAMESA) comprendra des questions migratoires plus larges et permettra d'aider …

02 Mar 2010 description

A new IOM study has found that migrant workers in Southern Africa have relatively low and inadequate access to HIV prevention and treatment services, although they have high a vulnerability to infection.

The findings are based on a regional assessment of the HIV vulnerabilities of migrants and mobile workers in the southern Africa region commissioned by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and funded by the Southern Africa Prevention Initiative of the U.S.

17 Feb 2010 description

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3 Executive Summary

Background

Southern Africa continues to bear a disproportionate share of the global burden of HIV: 35% of HIV infections and 38% of AIDS-related deaths in 2007 occurred in this sub-region'(UNAIDS, 2008b: 32). Southern Africa also experiences high levels of population movement, voluntary or forced, and comprises a diversity of people, including contract labor migrants, irregular migrants, families of migrants, refugees, traffi cked persons and mobile workers such as truck drivers and mine workers.

30 Nov 2004 description

Spokesperson: Jean Philippe Chauzy

AFGHANISTAN - Assistance for Internally Displaced Persons - Three year after the fall of the Taleban, IOM Afghanistan continues providing assistance to Internally Displaced People (IDPs) returning to their places of origin or chosen areas of settlement from the five remaining IDP camps or from settlements located in different parts of the country.

In the past three years IOM has assisted 360,000 Afghan IDPs to return to their homes.

So far this year, some 20,000 IDPs have received IOM assistance.

12 Nov 2004 description

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by Jean-Philippe Chauzy

Angola - Return and Reintegration Programme Receives New Backing

Chevron Texaco Angola is contributing US$250,000 towards IOM's ongoing Return, Reinsertion and Reintegration (RRR) programme in the Eastern Moxico province.

The project, which has already received US$100,000 from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), is providing immediate assistance to thousands of vulnerable Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), returnees, former combatants, war widows and to the very poor living in communities in the Alto Zambeze …

24 Sep 2004 description

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HAITI - Assistance to Victims of Tropical Storm Jeanne - The IOM office in Port au Prince is working with the Haitian Ministry of Public Works (TPTC) to provide clean water and assistance to the victims of Tropical Storm Jeanne in Gonaives.

IOM and the TPTC are implementing a three-part plan designed to address the immediate needs of the victims and to build the government's capacity to respond to future emergencies.

Phase one, already underway, is supplying materials to the TPTC to allow its trucks to transport drinking water to affected areas.

The second phase …