Fatal Journey:
500 Migrants Drowned

Criminality, on top of desperation, has been this summer’s recipe for death.

World Must Vigorously Pursue Criminal Gangs Who Doomed Hundreds of Migrants in the Mediterranean
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IOM Response to the CAR Crisis

There are currently 174,394 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in CAR, of which 65,024 are hosted in less than 37 sites in Bangui. Displacements continue out of Batangafo, Bambari and Boda.

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Crisis has long term social-economic effects


IOM has assisted 171,733 refugees in Gambella and 2,439 in Benishangul‐Gumuz since the conflict broke out in mid‐December, 2013. Ethiopia has continued to take the lead in accepting the highest number of refugees from South Sudan.

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Helping Displaced Persons in Erbil

IOM transported 210 internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Khabat to a newly built camp in Ainkawa, a neighborhood of Erbil. The displaced families also received non-food item (NFI) kits.

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Colombian “Chained Trafficking Victims” Video Goes Viral

Three cities, nine cameras and a team of professional actors joined forces to alert Colombians to the growing scourge of people trafficking in their country.

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IOM’s new global social media campaign #MigrationMeans continues

What does migration mean to you? Contribute your own stories and participate in a global dialogue on migration!

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Letter from a Refugee

This film features moving, honest interviews with a group of young ladies who have fled Syria. Watch how they describe the extreme fears, mental health issues and ongoing hope they experienced as young people in a war zone.

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