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01 Jul 2016 description

Assisted Voluntary Returns Peaked at 70,000 in 2015: IOM

Switzerland - IOM assisted 69,540 migrants from 97 host and/or transit countries and 156 countries of origin in 2015, as part of its Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) programmes, according to the newly-released AVRR 2015 Key Highlights report.

14 Aug 2015 description

Yemen - IOM, in close collaboration with the Yemeni and Djibouti authorities, has organized the emergency evacuation by sea from the port of Hodeidah of 252 Ethiopian migrants stranded by the conflict in Yemen.

The IOM-chartered vessel sailed from Hodeidah to Djibouti on Tuesday. IOM medical staff provided pre-departure “fit to travel” medical checks before the 16-hour voyage and food and water on board. In Djibouti, IOM provided the migrants with temporary accommodation, food and onward transport to Ethiopia.

11 Nov 2011 description

MANILA Filipino solidarity with victims of hunger and famine was on show today as Lifeline Foundation Support Team, Inc. joined the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to support hungry people affected by the triple threat of drought, high food prices and conflict in the Horn of Africa.

16 Sep 2011 description

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« Alors que nous sommes confrontés à une palette extraordinaire de défis géopolitiques et humanitaires, à des turbulences sans précédent et à une grande angoisse liée à la crise économique et financière, l’ONU est plus que jamais nécessaire pour répondre aux besoins des populations. »