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05 Dec 2017 description

Since 2014, the International Organization for Migration has recorded the deaths of nearly 25,000 migrants. This figure is a significant indicator of the human toll of unsafe migration, yet fails to capture the true number of people who have died or gone missing during migration. This report, the third volume in the Fatal Journeys series, focuses on improving data on migrant fatalities. It is published in two parts. Part 1 critically examines the existing and potential sources of data on missing migrants.

26 Oct 2017 description

The global burden of Improvised Explosive Devices

Iain Overton and Jennifer Dathan

There is no day that goes past without the impact of an improvised explosive device (IED) making headlines around the world. Of all explosive weapons used, the IED is the most widespread, the most harmful and the most pernicious. Based on the belief that to overcome a problem, we must first understand it, this monitor is a small step in seeking to address the terrible realities of today.
It is a monitor that is, also, a response to a call to action.

17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

11 Sep 2017 description

Real number of Migrant Death Far Higher as Many Deaths Never Recorded

Berlin - IOM, the UN Migration Agency has released a new report on migrant deaths and disappearances worldwide through its Berlin-based Global Migration Data Analysis Centre.

Since 2014, more than 23,000 migrant deaths and disappearances have been recorded globally by the IOM. The real number is likely to be much higher as many deaths are never recorded.

19 Jan 2017 description

Longtemps considérées comme problématiques, les eaux usées municipales font maintenant partie des alternatives visant à lutter contre les pénuries d’eau

19 janvier 2017, Berlin/Rome- Face à une demande alimentaire croissante et des pénuries d'eau de plus en plus fréquentes, il est temps d'arrêter de considérer les eaux usées comme des déchets pour plutôt les voir comme des ressources pouvant être utilisées pour cultiver ou encore pour lutter contre les pénuries d'eau dans le secteur agricole.

17 Aug 2016 description

Introduction
The first six months of 2016 in Sudan witnessed a varie-ty of interconnected, intricate, and parallel population movements, influenced by numerous factors; highlight-ing the complexity of the drivers of migration in, through and out of Sudan. Migrants in Sudan (internal and external) are experiencing vulnerabilities and are in need of critical life-saving services.

17 Aug 2016 description

The Operations and Movement Management Unit was established for effective implementation of refugee resettlement and migrants’ assisted voluntary return and reintegration in line with IOM’s global principle of providing dignified, orderly and cost effective services to:
• Refugees hosted in Sudan and selected for resettlement in third countries
• Migration health processing for travel abroad
• Vulnerable migrants willing to voluntarily return to Sudan
• Humanitarian evacuation

05 Aug 2014 description

“[I]f the dignity of the individual is upheld across Africa, then I believe Americans will be more free as well, because I believe that none of us are fully free when others in the human family remain shackled by poverty or disease or oppression. … Governments that respect the rights of their citizens and abide by the rule of law do better, grow faster, draw more investment than those who don’t.” – President Obama, Cape Town, South Africa, June 30, 2013

27 May 2013 description

Geneva, 27 May 2013

Mr. President,
Distinguished Members of the Human Rights Council,
Excellencies and colleagues,

It is, as ever, an honour to open this session of the Human Rights Council. I come to this task today in the hope that we will be able to spark tangible action to stop the escalating bloodshed and suffering in Syria, which after 26 months has become an intolerable affront to the human conscience.

22 May 2012 description

In this issue

  • IOM support migrant and communities in the aftermath of the Libyan crisis

  • IOM Cairo-UNHCR-Egypt-U.S. Cooperation to resettle refugees stranded at the Libyan border\

  • Learning Italian as an opportunity to increase employability in the tourism sector.

  • Combating human trafficking in Egypt

09 Mar 2012 description

Three False Choices, Three Crucial Opportunities

Council on Foreign Relations
New York, NY
March 7, 2012

[As Prepared]

INTRODUCTION—What it Means to Elevate Development

Video courtesy of the Council on Foreign Relations

13 Feb 2012 description

Fact Sheet

Washington, DC

February 13, 2012

The President’s FY 2013 Budget for the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) strengthens U.S. national security, advances America’s economic interests, and elevates America’s global leadership through diplomacy and development. It supports U.S. businesses, protects Americans at home and abroad, and stops the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. It supports our allies and partners, prevents conflict, promotes democracy, and reflects our core values.

13 Aug 2011 description

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • On July 28 and 29, a U.N. interagency mission assessed humanitarian conditions in the Nafusah Mountains and found that internally displaced persons (IDPs) and third-country nationals (TCNs) residing in Zintan, Jadu, and Kabau towns report the need for emergency relief commodities, particularly kitchen sets, mattresses, and hygiene kits, according to the U.N. Relief agencies, including partners of USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), have begun planning additional distributions of relief supplies in the Nafusah Mountains.

27 May 2011 description

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

· On May 23, an International Organization for Migration (IOM)-charted evacuation ship returned to Benghazi from Misratah, carrying 726 migrants and 56 wounded individuals, according to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The vessel—the seventh such ship chartered by IOM—also transported more than 300 metric tons (MT) of humanitarian aid to Misratah, including a field hospital, three ambulances, and oxygen cylinders.

20 May 2011 description

Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC

20 May 2011 description

Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC

With our 200-year long relationship with Tunisia as a solid foundation, the United States is committed to working with the people and government of Tunisia to lay the groundwork for lasting democratic reform and sustainable economic development.

The United States recognizes that the Tunisian transition will be rooted in Tunisia’s history, traditions, and hopes. We are contributing financially to help the people and interim government of Tunisia meet key benchmarks on their transition trajectory.