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22 Oct 2018 description

Kinshasa - L’OIM, l’organisme des Nations Unies chargé des migrations, en République démocratique du Congo, a fourni une aide humanitaire à 3 000 ressortissants congolais expulsés d’Angola depuis le 11 octobre.

16 Oct 2018 description

Kinshasa – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has in recent days provided humanitarian assistance to 3,000 Congolese nationals expelled from Angola.

19 Jan 2018 description

GENEVA, Jan 19 2018 (IOM) - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is appealing for nearly USD 1.4 billion to address the needs of over 80 million people in 50 countries in 2018. These vital funds will support people displaced within the borders of their own countries, migrants, refugees and the communities that host them, people returning to their areas of origin and people experiencing or recovering from conflict and natural disasters.

25 Apr 2017 description

Democratic Republic of the Congo - The UN Migration Agency Director General William Lacy Swing has approved the release of USD 100,000 from the agency’s Operational Support Income budget to kick-start relief operations for more than 1.1 million people displaced by widespread hostilities to the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s south central Kasai region.

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.

24 May 2013 description

IOM this week organized a meeting in Geneva on "Population Mobility & Health for All: Malaria Control and Elimination in Southern Africa – Challenges and Opportunities."

The event, which coincided with the 66th World Health Assembly, was attended by senior Ministry of Health officials from malaria elimination "E-8" countries, including Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

06 Mar 2013 description

Japon – La Diète du Japon a approuvé le budget supplémentaire du pays pour l’exercice 2012, qui prévoit une allocation de 43,5 millions de dollars E.-U. pour les opérations humanitaires de l’OIM destinées aux migrants vulnérables, aux personnes déplacées à l’intérieur de leur propre pays, aux migrants de retour et aux communautés d’accueil du monde entier.

Ces fonds visent à répondre à des besoins non satisfaits ou imprévus durant l’exercice. Il s’agit de la plus grande somme que l’OIM ait reçue de ce mécanisme de financement japonais jusqu’à présent.

05 Mar 2013 description

The National Diet of Japan has approved the country's supplementary budget fiscal year 2012, which includes USD 43.5 million to support IOM humanitarian operations for vulnerable migrants, internally displaced persons (IDPs), returnees, and host communities worldwide.

The funding is designed to address unmet or unplanned needs during the fiscal year and is the largest amount that IOM has received to date from this Japanese funding mechanism.

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.

12 Jan 2010 description

With new funding of 900,000 Euros from the Spanish International Cooperation Agency (AECID by its Spanish acronym), IOM Angola will provide immediate assistance to improve food security and nutritional standards to vulnerable communities impacted by large numbers of returnees and natural disasters.

The project will provide assistance to some 1,015 families (some 8120 persons) suffering from food insecurity in communities in Huambo province, through the re-establishment of livelihoods, the provision of agricultural technical support, employment and income-generation opportunities, …

09 Jan 2009 description

IOM and the provincial government of Huambo have inaugurated phase one of a two-phase project to rehabilitate a health care centre, a junior school and a canteen in Bailundo.

The facilities, which are run by a Catholic mission, the community of St Joseph of Cluny, serve 26 villages with a population of some 7,000 in an area badly damaged during Angola's civil war.

19 May 2006 description

An agreement has been signed between the Angolan government and IOM to strengthen cooperation on providing displaced populations and recently returned vulnerable persons better access to basic health and sanitation.

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 …