2014 World Humanitarian Day

Today, we honour humanitarian workers who have lost their lives, and those that continue to risk them every day in order to provide aid to people in need. For IOM, it is also dedicated to the memory of our colleague Barbara De Anna, who died last year at the age of 38 from injuries sustained during the attack on the IOM compound in Afghanistan.

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Relief Distributions in Iraq

IOM and UN partners continue to provide Non Food Items (NFIs), food items, critical medicine and shelter, while families urgently require additional shelter, health care and financial assistance. Majority of the displaced live in dismal circumstances, finding shelter in abandoned buildings, schools, mosques and amongst host communities.

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South Sudan Response

IOM is implementing a multi-sector response to provide assistance to the displaced in  Protection of Civilian (PoC) sites, collective centers and spontaneous settlements throughout the country. IOM teams are active in the Health, WASH, CCCM, Logistics and Shelter/NFI Clusters as well as in implementing refugee assistance and managing the Rapid Response Fund.

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IOM’s latest IDP Return Intention Survey indicates that 80 per cent of internally displaced people in Bangui, Central African Republic intend to return to their areas of origin in the next month, despite the challenges they face.

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IOM marks International Youth Day with the launch of “Letter from a Refugee”, a video that documents the hopes and fears of a group of young Syrian women in Lebanon.

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IOM’s early recovery shelter programme in Pakistan continues to support vulnerable households in flood‐affected areas of Sindh to rebuild safer shelters, with 15,390 One Room Shelters currently under construction in Jacobabad, Shikarpur and Qambar Shahdadkot districts.

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IOM’s new global social media campaign #MigrationMeans continues

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A film that tells the stories of Filipino and Georgian migrants that benefited from the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration support from the International Organization for Migration.

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