IOM / International Organization for Migration [to 23 January 2016]

IOM / International Organization for Migration [to 23 January 2016]
http://www.iom.int/press-room/press-releases

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01/22/16
Migrant Arrivals in Europe by Sea Reached 36,556 in First 21 Days of 2016: IOM
Greece – IOM reports that deaths of migrants and refugees in the Mediterranean already make this the deadliest January on record.

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Guinea Revives Border Health Screening to Mitigate Risk of Spread of Ebola
01/22/16
Guinea – Following the confirmation of a new Ebola case in Sierra Leone on January 12 – and confirmation of another case on January 20th – IOM and its partners are reactivating cross-border health screening at Guinea’s borders with Sierra Leone and reinforcing their surveillance capacity in Forecariah Prefecture, the border area closest to the outbreak.

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IOM Ghana Combats Child Trafficking through Education in Volta Region
01/22/16
Ghana – IOM Ghana, with support from UNICEF, has launched a project to increase child protection and combat child trafficking in eight districts of the Volta Region.

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IOM Supports Salvadorean Call Centre for Migrants Abroad
01/22/16
El Salvador – IOM has handed over equipment to El Salvador’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to strengthen its call center operation, which last year assisted approximately 267,000 Salvadoreans living abroad.

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Migrant Arrivals in Greece in January Spike 2,100 Percent from a Year Ago: IOM
01/19/16
Greece – Since the beginning of 2016, IOM estimates that 31,244 migrants and refugees have arrived in Greece by sea.