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23 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • 44% of the displaced households were uprooted from Abyei Town in 2011

  • 51% indicate the intention to return within the next 6 months, whereas 21% indicate to leave in more than 6 months, and 28% in more than one year

  • 78% intend to return to their place of the origin or their former habitual residence. Major motives are the challenging living conditions in the place of displacement combined with perceived safety and security in the place of origin / former habitual residence.

23 Feb 2018 description

In the six months since the start of the Rohingya crisis IOM Bangladesh has reached over 900,000 people in the refugee and host communities in Cox’s Bazar. IOM provides a wide range of practical and technical support including distributing vital shelter materials, improving roads and other access ways, and monitoring and assessing needs.
To respond to the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world IOM Bangladesh tripled its staff to over 600 people – around 85 per cent of them Bangladeshi nationals.

23 Feb 2018 description

Colombo – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and the Sri Lankan Secretariat for Coordinating the Reconciliation Mechanism (SCRM), are today hosting a two-day (22-23/2) international conference on reparations for conflict victims in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This is the first such conference to be held in Sri Lanka since the end of the country’s long-drawn-out conflict in 2009.

23 Feb 2018 description

Between 15 to 27 of January 2018, 25 open collective centers were assessed during DTM Round 4 in Dominica. These centers shelter 352 internally displaced persons (IDPs) (114 households). 56% of the IDPs residing in collective centers have at least one vulnerability and the vast majority (96%) of the residents in the centers reported that their houses were damaged or destroyed. 16% of the collective centers do not have access to hygienic latrines and 48% of the residents mention a lack of privacy in the assessed sites.

23 Feb 2018 description

UN Migration Agency Appeals for Nearly USD 194 Million to Help Syrians at Home, in Region

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, launched an appeal today (23/02) for USD 193,767,960 to help 3 million Syrians displaced and affected by the conflict in Syria; Syrian refugees living in the region; and the communities that host them.

23 Feb 2018 description

Bamako – The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Mali has significantly increased over the past weeks due to the recent resurgence of communal violence and armed conflict in Northern Mali. The number of IDPs dropped down to 38,172 individuals (7,716 households) in December 2017 from 40,743 individuals in October 2017, according to the last DTM report published in December 2017 by the National Directorate for Social Development of the Ministry of Solidarity and Humanitarian Action.

23 Feb 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 9,768 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through the first seven and a half weeks of 2018, with just over 53 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided almost evenly between Greece and Spain. This compares with 13,799 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

23 Feb 2018 description

Cox’s Bazar – It will be six months, this Sunday (25/02), since almost 700,000 Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar started arriving in Bangladesh.

In one of the world’s biggest forced migrations in recent years, around half a million people crossed the border in just two months after 25 August. Early images of tens of thousands of frightened and exhausted families filing through muddy paddy fields or crammed into rickety boats during their flight shocked the world.

23 Feb 2018 description

Tegucigalpa – The UN Migration Agency (IOM) has delivered school kits to 150 returned migrant children in Honduras to facilitate their access to education and reintegration in the country. The kit distribution was part of the launch of the Educational Campaign for returned migrant children and adolescents, held at El Progreso, 234 km northwest of Tegucigalpa.

23 Feb 2018 description

Antananarivo – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, together with the Ministry of Public Security of Madagascar, this week (21/02) held a half day high level session in the capital, to release the first National Border Management Assessment report.

Madagascar has 5,000 kilometres of coastline, a strategic position on the Mozambique Channel and lacks in capacity to control its extensive border effectively. These factors have led to the development and continuation of national and international crime.

23 Feb 2018 description

Berlin – IOM’s Missing Migrants Project (MMP) reports that 6,142 deaths and disappearances were recorded during migration globally last year, the third consecutive year that more than 6,000 fatalities were recorded by the project. Since IOM began tracking migrant deaths in 2014, nearly 26,000 fatalities have been recorded – but this is likely only a fraction of the real number of deaths on migratory routes worldwide.

23 Feb 2018 description

Tripoli – A high level mission of the African Union, the European Union and the United Nations visited Tripoli yesterday (22/02) to take stock of progress made and to further enhance cooperation with Libyan authorities in the joint response to migration and protection challenges. The visit to Libya is a direct follow-up to the meeting of the joint African Union – European Union – United Nations Task Force in Brussels, in December 2017.

23 Feb 2018 description

900,000 Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar

688,000 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 in Cox’s Bazar

1.2 Million People in Need in Cox’s Bazar

Key Highlights

  • IOM and the Government of Bangladesh’s Cyclone Preparedness Program (CPP) are exploring the options to expand the current partnership. IOM and CPP are working together on preparedness training, early warning systems, evacuation, search and rescue, sheltering, and first aid.

23 Feb 2018 description

Nay Pyi Taw, 22 February 2018:  Representatives of the Governments of Japan and Myanmar and seven United Nations agencies signed today agreements totaling US$ 20 million to implement a number of humanitarian and development projects benefitting people of all communities in Rakhine State.

“This partnership demonstrates the commitment of the international community to help find and implement solutions to the situation in Rakhine State,” said Knut Ostby, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator ad interim in Myanmar.

22 Feb 2018 description

Ce deuxième rapport de la DTM donne un aperçu de la situation dans la Région du Lac au Tchad où les déplacements de population sont dus à l’insécurité liée aux violences des groupes extrémistes armés. Les informations présentées dans ce rapport ont été collectées auprès d’informateurs clés dans les lieux de déplacement, en proche collaboration avec les autorités locales et nationales, du 15 novembre 2017 au 16 janvier 2018.

22 Feb 2018 description

LONDON, 22 February 2017

The UK is more than half way towards meeting its commitment to resettle 20,000 people through the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) by 2020, new Government figures revealed today.

The latest quarterly Home Office immigration statistics show that 10,538 refugees have been resettled on the VPRS, one of the largest global resettlement programmes, since it began.

22 Feb 2018 description

PRESENT IN NEPAL OVER 10 YEARS

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organi-zation in the field of migration and works closely with governmen-tal, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. With 169 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and 393 offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all.

21 Feb 2018 description

IOM works with national, local and local partners to better understand and observe migration movements across West and Central Africa. Population flow monitoring (PMF) is an activity that quantifies and qualifies migration flows, migrant profiles, trends and migration routes at a given point of entry, transit or exit. Monthly reports are produced with statistical information collected through this exercise. This report provides an overview of the two years of data collection (since February 2016).