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21 Feb 2018 description

IOM works with national and local authorities in order to gain better understanding of population movements throughout West and Central Africa.
Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) allow IOM to quantify and qualify migration flows, trends, and routes, at entry, transit or exit points (such as border crossing posts, bus stations, rest areas, police checkpoints and reception centers).


20 Feb 2018 description

Kalemie – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) successfully carried out the first voluntary return operation from Tanganyika Province on 17 February. The return operation was preceded by a survey conducted among the internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in the collective center EP La Gloire, a school located in Kalemie, Tanganyika’s provincial capital. The survey revealed that 30 households intended to return voluntarily to their area of origin, and 891 households wanted to be transferred to another displacement site in Kalemie.

16 Feb 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 8,407 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea through seven weeks of 2018. This compares with 12,430 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

07 Feb 2018 description


05 Feb 2018 description

The DTM programme in the Democratic Republic of the Congo collects key information on population movements to inform humanitarian partners and support the delivery of assistance in the regions that are affected by conflict. Mobility tracking, registration activities and surveys are conducted in North Kivu, Tanganyika and Kasai.


02 Feb 2018 description


  • IOM conducted verification exercises in one of the six displacement sites in Tanganyika, as well as a return intention survey in preparation for the relocation or voluntary return of 1,742 internally displaced persons.

  • From 11 to 12 January, IOM directed a Training of Trainers session for 16 implementing partner staff and governmental officials on Camp Coordination and Camp Management. The staff received materials and were introduced to training techniques to be used while training IDP committees in North Kivu.

02 Feb 2018 description

Kinshasa – The burden of repeated outbreaks of infectious diseases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – such as Ebola, yellow fever and cholera – are major public health problems for the Congolese people and a threat to regional health security.

With a focus on prevention, Japan’s Ambassador to the DRC in collaboration with IOM, the UN Migration Agency, inaugurated a new health centre (30/01) built in Lufu, Kongo Central province on the border between DRC and Angola.

23 Jan 2018 description


  • 13 out of a total of 52 villages were deserted (25%);

  • 31 out of 52 villages had water points (60%). In five villages these were non-functional;

  • 52 out of 166 assessed water points are non-functional (31%);

  • 1 out of 13 assessed health facilities was not operating;

  • In order to respond to future disease outbreaks, training was considered top priority, followed by support in increased public awareness, transport capacities and refrigeration;

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.

17 Jan 2018 description

Kinshasa – The humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has deteriorated dramatically over the past year due to a massive escalation of conflict and widespread insecurity. Extreme violence has spread to areas typically considered stable, such as the provinces of Kasai and Tanganyika. The situation has been recently compounded by deadly floods and an outbreak of Cholera, among multiple other health emergencies, while the IOM, the UN Migration Agency humanitarian appeal, released at the end of last year, remains vastly underfunded.

15 Jan 2018 description


  • Under the Camp Coordination and Camp Management Sector, IOM is responsible for the coordination of 13 displacement sites in North Kivu, housing 42,878 internally displaced persons (24,189 women and 18,689 men).

  • IOM conducted Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) activities during the autumn of 2017 in Kasai-Central and Tanganyika provinces, gathering information on 495,719 IDPs and 1,321,692 returnees.

19 Dec 2017 description

1. Méthodologie

Les données présentées dans ce rapport ont été collectées au travers de deux opérations nocturnes de vérification et d'enregistrement des personnes déplacées. La première a été conduite simultanément dans les sites de Katanika, Cinquantenaire, Kalunga, Mukuku, Kalenge et Kalonda durant la nuit du 30 septembre au 1 octobre 2017. La seconde a été menée simultanément dans les centres collectifs de EP Hodari, EP la Gloire, EP Moni, Kakomba Office, Kakomba TSF, Lubuye et les site de déplacement de Kaseke durant la nuit du 19 au 20 octobre 2017.