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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.

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.

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.

08 May 2009 description

New funding of nearly US$ 440,000 will allow IOM to provide life-saving emergency shelter and other non-food assistance to thousands more people displaced in areas worst hit by recent floods in Angola.

The funds, from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Office of U.S.

31 Mar 2009 description

IOM will provide shelter and non-food items to 10,000 people worst-affected by floods which have left 220,000 Angolans displaced and at least 22 dead in several provinces in the centre and south of the country.

The assistance, funded through a US$445,000 grant from the UN's Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), is aimed at providing displaced people with temporary protection from the remainder of the rainy season and basic support in the rehabilitation of damaged housing in Cunene, Moxico and Kuando Kubango areas where damage to homes has been the most extensive.

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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.

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.

17 May 2005 description

A first group of 237 Angolan refugees left Lusaka International airport on 16 May onboard two IOM chartered flight bound for Huambo, in Angola's Central Province.

"IOM now organises two flights a day, six days a week out of Lusaka to help Angolans who want to return home to Huambo and to the South Western province of Benguela," says IOM's Chief of Mission in Lusaka Josiah Ogina. "Each flight can transport up to 120 returnees.

10 May 2005 description

Today, IOM and UNHCR have resumed the voluntary repatriation of Angolan refugees from camps and settlements in northwestern and western Zambia to Angola's eastern province of Moxico.

A first IOM convoy transporting 82 refugees left Maheba camp in Northwest Province this morning for the two-day return journey to Cazombo in Moxico, some 150 kilometres from the Zambian border.

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.