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04 Oct 2018 description
report IRIN

“I’m already very happy when one girl changes her mind”

Judith Giwa is not a migrant, but because she was unemployed and considered vulnerable to migration or trafficking she qualified for training with a local non-profit organisation working to help migrant returnees in Nigeria’s Benin City.

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03 Aug 2018 description

Lagos – A group of 18 Nigerian migrant returnees, comprised of five females and 13 males from Edo, Delta, and Lagos States, recently gathered in Lagos for a workshop organized by IOM, the UN Migration Agency.

The two-day workshop (24-25/07) aimed to enhance the communication skills of returned migrants under the awareness-raising project Migrants as Messengers, by giving them information gathering, content production, videography and storytelling skills needed to alert potential migrants and their communities to the dangers of irregular migration.

31 Jul 2018 description

Analyse régionale de la situation de l’insécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle aiguë – Situation courante (mars-mai 2018) et projetée (Juin-Août 2018)


22 Jun 2018 description

Benin City – Representatives for IOM, the UN Migration Agency, recently went to Edo State, Nigeria to pay a courtesy visit to the Governor and the lyase (Prime Minister) of Benin, and discuss the recent steps taken to combat human trafficking in the region prone to irregular migration.

Richard Danziger, IOM Regional Director for West and Central Africa, also met with over 80 returnees who were attending business skills training in preparation for their reintegration assistance under the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in Nigeria.

12 Jun 2018 description

Zintan – Last Tuesday (05/06), IOM, the UN Migration Agency, helped 171 stranded Nigerian migrants return home via the Organization’s first charter flight departing from the Libyan city of Zintan (136 kilometers southwest of Tripoli). Among the migrants were 75 women, seven of whom were in their early stage of pregnancy.

10 May 2018 description

Ce Rapport sur le CPS analyse en détail les décisions prises par l'organe entre avril 2016 et mars 2018.

Dans ce numéro

Vers une plus grande subsidiarité : rétrospective des travaux du CPS sortant

Afrique du Sud et Nigeria : deux pays essentiels pour les initiatives continentales

Entretien avec le Rapport sur le CPS: vers une appropriation collective du CPS

Analyse des réunions du CPS de janvier à mars 2018

07 May 2018 description

Young women are often framed as victims, but their role in rebuilding communities must be enhanced.

30 Mar 2018 description
report World Bank

Despite growing numbers of people that are forcibly displaced due to conflict, the reality is that many do not flee and continue to live under difficult circumstances. To understand how people make this choice, a new World Bank working paper, “Risk Preferences and the Decision to Flee Conflict,” examines the role of risk aversion and concludes that the risk-averse are the ones who prefer to flee, while the risk-tolerant stay in their own countries.

16 Mar 2018 description

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Leaders and youth advocates gathered in New York on Tuesday to discuss how to work together to end violence against women and girls, the most prevalent human rights violation in the world.

The event, Violence Knows No Borders, was part of the United Nation’s annual Commission on the Status of Women. Attendees noted the topic is a particularly timely, given the numerous grassroots movements calling for action to end gender-based violence.

07 Jan 2018 description

By Hani Amara

TRIPOLI, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Nigeria is starting flights to evacuate thousands of its citizens from Libya which will continue until all those wanting to return home have done so, its foreign minister said on Saturday.

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14 Dec 2017 description
report African Union

Le Conseil de paix et de sécurité (CPS) de l'Union africaine (UA), lors de sa 738ème réunion, tenue le 7 décembre 2017, a examiné le renouvellement du mandat de la Force multinationale mixte (FMM) la lutte contre le groupe terroriste Boko Haram et a adopté la décision qui suit:

Le Conseil,

14 Dec 2017 description
report African Union

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 738thmeeting held on 7 December 2017, considered the renewal of the mandate of the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) against the Boko Haram terrorist group and adopted the following decision:


26 Oct 2017 description

Joint news release CDC/GAVI/UNICEF/WHO

26 OCTOBER 2017 | GENEVA/NEW YORK/ATLANTA - In 2016, an estimated 90 000 people died from measles - an 84% drop from more than 550 000 deaths in 2000 - according to a new report published today by leading health organizations. This marks the first time global measles deaths have fallen below 100 000 per year.

10 Oct 2017 description

Le Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel (UNOWAS) et le Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique centrale (UNOCA) ont tenu une réunion conjointe de haut niveau, le 06 octobre à Dakar. Cette rencontre était présidée par Mohamed Ibn Chambas et François Louncény Fall, les Représentants spéciaux du Secrétaire général des Nations Unies dans ces deux régions.

09 Oct 2017 description

The United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) and the United Nations Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) held a high-level joint meeting on 6 October in Dakar. The meeting was chaired by Mohamed Ibn Chambas and François Louncény Fall, Special Representatives of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in these two regions.

30 Aug 2017 description

Highlights in July

• The latest information from IOM shows that the number of migrants and refugees transiting through the town of Séguédine in Northern Niger on their way to Libya has reduced significantly in 2017 compared with the same period in 2016. In May 2016, IOM recorded 67,750 people transiting through Séguédine compared to 3,795 in May 2017. According to IOM many migrants are now transiting around Séguédine to avoid the increased security in the town.

09 Aug 2017 description
report Voice of America

MARTINSICURO, ABRUZZO, ITALY — The thick-set 23-year-old Nigerian woman exudes strength, keen to overcome what she suffered in Libya and Italy before she escaped from the shadows in Rome and jumped on a train heading for Ancona on Italy’s Adriatic coast.

Not that she knew the train’s destination before boarding — she just wanted to flee her tormenters, run from beatings and sexual abuse. But it will take longer than a three-and-half-hour railway trip to forget the torments of the past.