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16 Feb 2018 description

Accra – IOM in collaboration with the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) this week launched a new Counter Migrant Smuggling National Action Plan and Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) on Information Sharing and Regional Cooperation. The launch was part of a reflection event to conclude IOM’s counter migrant smuggling project Addressing Counter-Smuggling and Protection Gaps in Ghana, Benin and Togo: Strengthening National and Regional Mechanisms. The project is funded by the Government of Canada through its Anti-Crime and Capacity Building Programme (ACCBP).

13 Feb 2018 description

Accra – Communities in the Brong Ahafo region in Ghana last week participated in an outreach and sensitization campaign organized by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS). From 5 to 10 February, the communities of Sunyani, Berekum, Dormaa, Seikwa and Wenchi joined the event, which is part of the Aware Migrants Information Campaign - Engaging West African Communities Programme funded by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany.

11 Jan 2018 description

Ghana is widely considered to be the most peaceful country in West Africa, but numerous hot spots of conflict still exist in the North. In past years, pockets of politically-motivated violence have flared up during election seasons. Why is there still electoral violence in the Northern Ghana and how can we prevent this violence?

03 Jan 2018 description


• A national consultation has been held with government partners as part of preparatory activities towards the 2019/23 Country Strategic Plan.

• Senior technical, policy planning, monitoring and evaluation directors of about 30 key Ministries,
Departments and agencies identified their priority areas for collaboration with WFP in achieving zero hunger, as well as the indicators and targets to be met under SDG 2.

Operational Updates

05 Dec 2017 description

Accra – IOM Ghana has donated document fraud detection equipment to the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) with funding provided by the Government of Canada. The equipment included passport reference manuals, compact magnifiers and document verification devices.

The 50 compact magnifiers will allow frontline GIS officers, in direct contact with travellers at entry/exit points to increase their document examination capacity on the ground while the document authentication and verification devices will ensure greater scrutiny in case of referrals for secondary level examination.

17 Nov 2017 description
report Government of Ghana

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has indicated that, in his view, access to education is the only way by which the world can foster a sense of cohesion and solidarity amongst displaced persons, especially of those of school going age, and, help create for them, an enabling environment, which will spur them on to lead more purposeful and dignified lives.

10 Nov 2017 description

Ghana – IOM Ghana held a closing workshop (2/11) for its project: Increasing Child Protection and Combatting Child Trafficking in 8 Districts of the Volta Region through Community Child Rights Education.

Under this two-year project, supported by UNICEF, a toolkit on child protection and counter trafficking titled Free to Be Me was developed in 2013. The toolkit was distributed in 43 selected communities within eight districts of the Volta Region, with an additional six communities reached through the project’s pilot phase which began in November 2012.

09 Nov 2017 description

Fill the Nutrient Gap (FNG) is a situation analysis and decision-making tool developed by World Food Programme (WFP) with inputs from University of California, Davis; International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI); Epicentre; United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF); Harvard University; and Mahidol University.

28 Oct 2017 description
report UN News Service

27 octobre 2017 – Plus de 500 Togolais ont trouvé refuge au Ghana voisin, fuyant les atteintes aux droits humains dans la région de Mango, dans le nord du Togo, a indiqué vendredi le Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR).

Le HCR travaille avec les autorités du Ghana « pour assister ces Togolais arrivés récemment dans le pays, fuyant les troubles politiques dans leur pays », peut-on lire dans un communiqué de presse de l'agence onusienne.

27 Oct 2017 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is working with the authorities in Ghana to support over 500 recently arrived Togolese asylum-seekers, fleeing the recent political unrest in their country.

20 Oct 2017 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Boys Home is a Salesian-run program for street children in Sunyani, Ghana. The program provides shelter, education and social development services for poor youth who have been abandoned, have runaway or are at risk of violence and exploitation. The program is directed by Salesian Father Ubaldino Andrade.

“Every child is like a book and every chapter engages me more and more as I get to learn more about their lives and they tell me about their joys and sorrows, their plans, their hopes and their dreams,” says Fr. Andrade.

19 Oct 2017 description


  • The national Zero Hunger Strategic Review (ZHSR) report has been finalized under the leadership of the Minister of Planning; the report incorporates recommendations from government at technical and advisory levels, and nongovernmental partners.

  • The WFP Regional Director Mr. Abdou Dieng visited Ghana to meet and interact with staff and government partners on the Integrated Road Map, and support the country office to situate its role in the emerging national priorities for the upcoming Country Strategic Plan (CSP).

16 Oct 2017 description
report Global Communities

New Behavior Change Communication Package Promotes Healthy Hygiene Practices

Imagine saving 5,000 lives. This is one of many things that the Government of Ghana and its non-profit and private-sector partners hope to accomplish by promoting improved water, sanitation and hygiene behaviors, like handwashing. According to UNICEF, more than 10,000 children in Ghana die each year from preventable diseases like diarrhea and pneumonia.

05 Oct 2017 description

INTRODUCTION This standard operating procedure (SOP) manual is intended as a guide for all stakeholders and relevant persons responsible for combating human trafficking in Ghana, with an emphasis on child trafficking. It aims to improve the efficiency of all stakeholders to protect victims of human trafficking within Ghana, especially children. With so many actors involved in responding to human trafficking in Ghana, the Government recognizes the value of a standardized and harmonized response.

31 Aug 2017 description

- The Advisory Board to the national Zero Hunger Strategic Review (ZHSR) has reviewed the draft ZHSR report, and has made specific recommendations to strengthen and finalize the report by the end of September 2017.
- The Minister of Planning has been tasked to work with the lead convener on finalizing the report, and to take custody of its implementation through national planning.

15 Aug 2017 description


  • Two Ghanaian industrial processors - Premium Foods Limited and Yedent Agro-processing Company - have received a total of USD 2.4 million to expand their production capacities to locally produce specialised nutritious foods for stunting prevention in Ghana. This initiative is through collaboration with the Canadian Government.

  • Government ministers have been updated on the initial findings of the draft Zero Hunger Strategic report, as a prelude to the upcoming stakeholders’ consultation on the report.