IOM / International Organization for Migration [to 25 July 2015]

IOM / International Organization for Migration [to 25 July 2015]

Selected Press Releases
Displaced Nepal Quake Survivors Move to Larger Sites, But Aid Gaps, Insecurity Persist
Nepal – A new IOM report shows that internally displaced people (IDPs) are consolidating in fewer, larger sites, but important service and security gaps remain.

Aden Displacement Escalates as Yemen Conflict Intensifies
Yemen – As the conflict in the Yemeni seaport of Aden escalates, the number of internally displaced people (IDPs) has increased rapidly during the last three days.

EU, Norway, Germany Back IOM Cash Aid to 16,000 Displaced in Ukraine
Ukraine – IOM is expanding its donor-funded cash assistance programmes in the country to help some of the most vulnerable IDPs.

Iraq Displacement Passes 3.1 Million
Iraq – The latest IOM Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has identified more than 3.1 million Iraqis displaced by conflict since the beginning of 2014.

IOM Evacuates Ethiopian Trafficking Victims from Yemen
Ethiopia – IOM has helped 3,478 vulnerable Ethiopian migrants stranded by the conflict in Yemen, including 229 medical cases, to return home.

IOM, Partners Assess Efforts to Combat New Ebola Cases in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone – Ebola cases have been falling sharply since the start of the year, but the decline has now stalled in Sierra Leone.

Southern Africa Addresses Protection of Unaccompanied Child Migrants
Zimbabwe – IOM, in collaboration with the Government of Zimbabwe, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat, UNHCR and UNODC, met in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe earlier this month for a ministerial Migration Dialogue for Southern Africa (MIDSA) meeting on mixed and irregular migration, with a special focus on the protection of unaccompanied migrant children.

IOM Colombia, Partners Discuss Risks Faced by Child Migrants
Colombia – National and international experts from the Colombian government, international organizations, academia and civil society have met in Bogota to discuss the risks faced by child migrants.

Papua New Guinea, IOM Sign Climate Change and Migration Pact
Papua New Guinea – The consequences of climate change are becoming increasingly evident in the Pacific Region and especially in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Migration caused by changes in the environment is prevalent, but often overlooked. Climate driven migration and resettlement are also emerging as catalysts of tension and conflict with host communities.

IOM Supports CAR Peace Campaign In Bangui
Central African Republic – Since 15 July IOM has been supporting local artists in the Central African Republic (CAR) to kick off a campaign called “Peace Comes from You”. The campaign was rolled out in the conflict-affected 5th District of the capital Bangui and is part of IOM’s European Union-funded Community Stabilization Programme’s social cohesion activities.