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As part of its information and awareness campaign, IOM organized a three-day cultural festival in Agadez, Niger. The festival opened at the IOM transit centre with a video screening exploring migration in Niger and the region. Other activities included a football match in the town square between a migrant team and young people from Agadez, and an evening of participatory theatre to encourage discussion around informed decisions about migration and safer alternatives.
During the reporting period, IOM assisted the Turkish Coast Guard in Çeşme by providing food, water and non-food items (including blankets, clothing and shoes) to 151 migrants and refugees who were rescued at sea. The majority of those rescued at sea in Çeşme were from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.
To date, IOM Turkey has provided ten prefabricated cabins that are installed at reception points in Küçükkuyu, Dikili, Çeşme, Alaçatı, Kuşadası, Mordoğan. The cabins are used as changing rooms for female migrants and refugees, as well as children, rescued at sea. The cabins also provide storage space for NFIs, including hygiene kits, which are then distributed to those who have been rescued at sea.
To further support the Turkish Coast Guards, IOM has provided staff in Çeşme to deliver NFIs and food to rescued migrants and refugees, and is planning to do the same in Dikili. Between 21-22 March, IOM provided food, water and NFIs to 273 migrants and refugees rescued by the TCG in Çeşme.