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18 Aug 2017 description

Geneva – Some 19,088 migrants have returned home voluntarily with assistance from IOM, the UN Migration Agency, from 1 April to 30 June 2017, according to the IOM AVRR quarterly bulletin published today (18/08). These migrants have returned from 81 host and transit countries to 136 countries and territories of origin.

20 Dec 2016 description
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The map below shows asylum applications by under age 18 year olds and gender. Darker colours mean more people have applied in a certain country. Use the slider to select a year or the drop down menus below to display data for different age groups or different home countries.

21 Oct 2016 description

​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 16-22 October 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, Salmonella and extremely drug-resistant TB.

04 Aug 2016 description

Migration in the 21st Century: reflections & prospects for 2050 The Director General of IOM, Ambassador

William Lacy Swing, participated in the conference "Migration in the 21st Century: reflections and prospects for 2050” at the Palais d'Egmont in Brussels on 17 May 2016.

This conference, organized by the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, coincides with the celebration of the 65th anniversary of IOM and the Belgian presidency of the IOM Council.

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.

04 Jun 2016 description

Strategic Assessment

The global terrorist threat continued to evolve rapidly in 2015, becoming increasingly decentralized and diffuse. Terrorist groups continued to exploit an absence of credible and effective state institutions, where avenues for free and peaceful expression of opinion were blocked, justice systems lacked credibility, and where security force abuses and government corruption went unchecked.

27 Jan 2016 description

Genetic diversity of livestock can help feed a hotter, harsher world

Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry,genetic erosion continues

14 Dec 2011 description

FOREWORD

Every year, the plight and needs of many of the world’s most vulnerable people are described in the Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP). This year’s CAP spans 18 countries and outlines needs across key sectors.

The 2012 CAP clearly highlights that food insecurity continues to be compounded by protracted crisis situations, more frequent natural disasters, conflict, volatile food prices, harsh economic conditions and climate change.

13 Sep 2011 description

On 12 September, Minister for Development Cooperation Olivier Chastel went to the largest refugee camp in the world, which is in Dadaab in Kenya. Altogether, some 440,000 people are staying here, and it is thought that by the end of the year, this figure will have risen to 550,000.

09 Aug 2011 description

The emergency situation in the Horn of Africa is currently the worst in the world, affecting over 13 million people in 5 different countries.

“This crisis exists on several fronts, affecting food, nutrition, sanitation, security, economics, agriculture and pastures. It affects local populations, refugees and internally displaced people,” lamented the Minister for Development Cooperation, Olivier Chastel.

29 Jul 2011 description

Drought in the Horn of Africa has left 12.4 million people in need of help. While international attention to the emergency has peaked in recent weeks, CERF funds have been addressing the crisis since rainfalls failed at the end of 2010. More than $94 million dollars has been allocated to drought-affected countries this year.

29 Jul 2011 description

La sécheresse dans la Corne de l’Afrique, la pire depuis 60 ans, menace la survie de centaines de milliers de personnes. La situation est particulièrement critique en Somalie, où l'ONU a décrété formellement la famine dans deux régions du Sud. La flambée des prix alimentaires et la poursuite du conflit dans ce pays ont entraîné d’énormes déplacements de populations. Chaque jour, des milliers de Somaliens fuient vers l’Ethiopie, le Kenya et Djibouti. Au total, 12 millions de personnes sont en danger de mort si elles ne reçoivent pas d’urgence une assistance alimentaire.