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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.

04 Apr 2014 description

Angola - IOM Angola has received USD 1 million from the Government of Japan to facilitate the safe voluntary return of at least 1,950 Angolans from neighbouring countries to their places of origin in Angola.

The nine-month project will be implemented in close coordination with IOM offices in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Zambia, and in close partnership with the Angolan government, UNHCR and other local and provincial stakeholders.

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.

18 Nov 2011 description

IOM is appealing for funding to help the Organization to assist tens of thousands of Angolan refugees to return home from Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

More than 52,000 Angolan refugees in the two countries are to be helped by IOM and partners since the voluntary repatriation operation was resumed in late June 2011 after a break of four years.

In July 2011, IOM and UNHCR jointly appealed for US$21 million to help Angolan refugees return home from their countries of asylum. To date IOM has received only about USD 2 million to for logistics.

17 Nov 2011 description

République démocratique du Congo/ Zambie - L'OIM lance un appel de fonds afin de permettre à l'Organisation d'aider des dizaines de milliers de réfugiés angolais à rentrer chez eux depuis la Zambie et la République démocratique du Congo (RDC). Plus de 52 000 réfugiés angolais dans les deux pays vont recevoir l'aide de l'OIM et de ses partenaires grâce à la reprise de l'opération de rapatriement volontaire, débutée à la fin du mois de juin 2011 après une interruption de quatre ans.

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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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.

09 Jan 2007 description

An Angolan Airlines aircraft left Zambia's Copperbelt provincial capital of Ndola early this morning with 116 Angolan refugees. The plane was bound for Luena in Angola's eastern central province of Moxico. Two more flights are scheduled to leave later today.

This operation, which is due to run until the end of January, aims to assist some 3, 000 Angolans refugees who are currently living in Zambia's Copperbelt province and who wish to return home under a joint voluntary repatriation programme run by IOM, UNHCR and the Angolan and Zambia governments.

12 May 2006 description

IOM has launched an appeal supported by UNHCR and the Zambian government, which would allow for the repatriation of more than 12,000 Angolan refugees from Zambia this year.

04 Nov 2005 description

IOM's return operation of Angolan refugees from camps in Zambia to Angola's Central and Eastern provinces is being stepped up ahead of the rainy season, which is expected to start in the coming weeks.

13 Sep 2005 description

Over the past week, a total of 591 Angolan refugees have left the western Zambian town of Mongu onboard IOM chartered flights bound for Huambo, in Angola's Central Province.

"IOM resumed its airlift from Mongu to Huambo on 7 September," says IOM's chief of mission in Lusaka, Josiah Ogina.