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10 Jun 2016 description

Ethiopia - IOM has helped 14 unaccompanied child migrants stranded in Zambia to voluntarily return home to Ethiopia.

The children were intercepted by Zambian police while attempting to cross into South Africa and were detained for several months. After their release, they remained stranded in Zambia, unable to return home due to lack of money.

Aged between 12 and 17, the children were lured to leave Ethiopia by smugglers promising attractive work opportunities in South Africa. These promises turned out to be little more than a scam to extort money from their families.

15 Dec 2005 description


31 Oct 2003 description

ZAMBIA - MIDSA Workshop on Forced Migration - The Migration Dialogue for Southern Africa (MIDSA) held a workshop this week on Forced Migration in the Zambian capital, Lusaka.