Geneva – Today (19/06), IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has launched a second release of its mobile application – MigApp – in French, Spanish and Arabic.
IOM’s MigApp gives migrants easy access to migration-related information and select IOM services. MigApp also helps migrants make informed decisions and allows IOM to reach a broader range of migrants by leveraging the latest mobile technology.
Geneva – As the Aquarius rescue vessel makes the three-day journey to Spain, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 35,504 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea as of Sunday, 10 June 2018. This compares with 73,748 arrivals across the region during the same period last year. So far this month, 2,746 arrivals to Italy, Greece and Spain have been recorded, the majority of which arrived in Spain. The 14,330 migrants, who are registered as having arrived by sea to Italy this year is 76.81 per cent lower than that reported last year in the same period, which was recorded as 61,779.
In South Sudan, IOM, Partners Vaccination Campaigns Reach over 144,000 People in March
During March IOM and partners vaccinated over 144,000 people. In Malakal and Wau nearly 60,400 people received oral cholera vaccine, whilst in Aweil East, 83,700 children were reached with measles vaccination.
Children are extremely vulnerable to outbreaks of measles and other contagious diseases, particularly in areas such as Aweil East where health conditions are further compromised by severe food insecurity and poor living conditions.
Geneva – On World Malaria Day (25/04), IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and other global partners are promoting efforts to tackle malaria, one of the oldest, yet most pervasive public health threats of our time.
In 2016, there were over 216 million cases of malaria globally, 445,000 malaria related deaths, and USD 2.7 billion invested in prevention, treatment and elimination of the disease. Africa contributes to nearly 90 per cent of the global burden of malaria.
Geneva – Ahead of World Health Day, which will take place tomorrow (07/04), IOM calls for ‘Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere’ to ensure the inclusion of internally displaced persons (IDPs). People displaced within the borders of their own countries are often excluded from health services and have difficulties in accessing them due to social exclusion, financial constraints, as well as cultural and political barriers.
Ginebra – La tuberculosis (o TB por su sigla en inglés) sigue siendo la principal causa de muerte provocada por un agente infeccioso único en todo el mundo, de acuerdo con el Informe Mundial sobre la Tuberculosis 2017 (Original en Inglés) Cada día aparecen 28.000 nuevos casos de Tuberculosis y se producen 4.500 muertes relacionadas con la enfermedad.
Geneva –Tuberculosis, or TB, continues to be the leading cause of death from a single infectious agent worldwide, according to the Global TB Report 2017. Every day, there are 28,000 new TB cases and 4,500 related deaths.
On 24 March, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and other partners will honor the many ‘Leaders for a TB-free world’ for World Tuberculosis Day.
In this issue of the UN Migration Agency Regional Office for East and Horn of Africa bulletin, we reflect on our water and sanitation work in the region.
IOM, with support of its partner, has been providing life-saving water and sanitation services to displaced persons, refugees and host communities in the region.
Millions of children have migrated across borders or been forcibly displaced. As of 2016, 28 million children were living in forced displacement – this includes 12 million child refugees and child asylum seekers, and 16 million children living in internal displacement due to conflict and violence. These numbers do not include 7 million children internally displaced by natural disasters. Millions of other children had moved, within or across borders, in pursuit of better opportunities.
Foreword from the Regional Director
GENEVA, Jan 19 2018 (IOM) - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is appealing for nearly USD 1.4 billion to address the needs of over 80 million people in 50 countries in 2018. These vital funds will support people displaced within the borders of their own countries, migrants, refugees and the communities that host them, people returning to their areas of origin and people experiencing or recovering from conflict and natural disasters.
The following information provides a snapshot of some of the activities undertaken by IOM offices in the East and Horn of Africa Region during October 2017.
Vulnerable families in Lainya, Central Equatoria, receive relief assistance
PoC sites to benefit from comprehensive HV and AIDS services
IOM DISTRIBUTES RELIEF ITEMS TO VULNERABLE FAMILIES IN LAINYA, CENTRAL EQUATORIA
2nd Global Consultation on Migrant Health: Resetting the Agenda
Jointly Organized by IOM, WHO and the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
21-23 February 2017 | Colombo, Sri Lanka
In September 2015, the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda was adopted, and for the first time, migration was included in mainstream global development policy. With the objective of communicating how IOM identifies migration in the 2030 Agenda to stakeholders and the wider public, and to shed light on the complex challenges and opportunities that accompany the migration-related targets, this IOM publication aims to showcase how different areas of migration are addressed in the Sustainable Development Goals.
United Nations entities recall that a central principle of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is to “ensure that no one is left behind” and to “reach the furthest behind first”. Recognizing that discrimination in health care settings is a major barrier to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), United Nations entities commit to working together to support Member States in taking coordinated multisectoral action to eliminate discrimination in health care settings.
IOM’s overall vision is to enhance good governance of migration throughout the Middle East and North Africa region, ultimately aspiring towards migration and human mobility that is humane and orderly and that benefits migrants and societies.
IOM will do so by addressing the mobility dimensions of crises affecting the region and by contributing to structural transformations in the way in which migration is approached, addressed and discussed in the Middle East and North Africa.
Switzerland - Today (25 April), IOM, the UN Migration Agency joins the World Health Organization (WHO), the Roll Back Malaria Partnership and other partners to End Malaria for Good, and bring attention to how the burden of malaria continues to be greatest in the least developed parts of the world and among those with low socioeconomic status.
Switzerland - This World TB Day (24/03), IOM reiterates the call for proactive national and international multi-sectoral cooperation, in order to reach tuberculosis targets set out by the World Health Organization (WHO) End TB Strategy and by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.