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  • The EU-IOM Joint Initiative in Mauritania plans to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS among 1000 people. The project's target populations are migrants, community leaders and beneficiaries of the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration programme.

  • At 16, Mariam suffered a marriage arranged by her family following the death of her father. "When I left home, newly married, I was only a child who was afraid." Mariam left her country, Sierra Leone, to follow her husband who wanted to leave for Mauritania. After 16 years, she decided to go back in Sierra Leone with her two daughters.

  • Lost in Mauritania, a small group of unaccompanied minors returned to their home country ‘Sierra Leone’. IOM country offices in Mauritania and Sierra Leone collaborated under a family-tracing program to locate the children’s’ families whereabouts. After a long journey by plane, by boat and by bus the children were able to rejoin their families accompanied by IOM workers. Their return was possible thanks to the efforts of diplomats and consulates from the both countries.

  • Yukpa Community from Venezuela within the framework of the current population migration and the binational dialogues of the people

  • IOM Mauritania has followed and assisted several women with their reintegration projects. They received psychosocial, sometimes medical assistance, and help to develop an income-generating activity. After some very difficult events in their lives, they are now independent and can provide for themselves and their families.With dignity, they have found a place in society.

  • Stories of Afghan refugees who have been resettled or awaiting resettlement in Indonesia.

  • IOM Guinea activities

  • Sri Lankan returnees returned from different west African countries give testimonials on their experience after their return to Sri Lanka. These returnees received the reintegration assistance under the Global Assistance for Irregular Migrants (GAIM) project

  • Returnees who received reintegration assistance under Global Assistance for Irregular Migrants (GAIM) project. These returnees returned from various west African countries.

  • Chris is thirteen years old. He left Liberia because of poverty and Ebola. He saw on the BBC that the trip to the Mediterranean was very dangerous and he did not want to die there. When we started looking for his family, we did not have much more than some incoherent information. Then, thanks to the support of the ICRC, we could contact his grandfather back in Liberia. After sometime, he told us that Chris’s mother was still in Mauritania, but in another city. We could find her and Chris’s little brother.

  • During the first six months of 2016, only 7,804 registered Afghans returned and 33,892 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported. This trend was reversed following Eid celebrations in late June and again in mid- September, when the return of registered refugees and undocumented Afghans skyrocketed: in July, August and September, over 160,000 registered Afghan refugees and more than 110,000 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan. IOM is the lead agency providing post-arrival humanitarian assistance to undocumented Afghan returnees and is reaching an average of 20% of returnees each week at the Torkham border in Nangahar.

  • A collection of portraits of migrants from everywhere IOM works to help make migration humane.

  • IOM holds intercultural classes for students of schools covered by the programme.

  • Filipino, Labour Exploitation, Labour Migration, Repatriations, Syria Crisis, crisis, labour policy, migrant worker

  • Today, they have returned to El Salvador to restart their interrupted lives thanks to the Assisted Voluntary Return Programme, (P.A.R.T.I.R. III, by its Spanish acronym) funded by the Italian government and the European Union and carried out by IOM offices in Rome and San Salvador. In possession of a tourist visa, the four Salvadorans migrated to Italy for different reasons, but with the same idea: find a job in the European country and send remittances to help their families back home.

  • A joint IOM Chadian assessment team that travelled to a remote area on the Chad-Nigeria border has discovered a group of over 800 destitute Chadian returnees from Nigeria, including a large number of unaccompanied children aged between 6 and 14. The assessment by IOM and the CNAR (National Agency for Refugees and IDPs), was undertaken at the request of the Chadian government following reports of Chadian nationals fleeing violence in Nigeria.

  • After South Sudan declared independence from the North in July 2011, the Sudanese government set a deadline for all southerners wishing to return to the south to do so before April 8th, 2012, or seek to regularize their stay in the north. IOM stepped in to help transport returnees, and provide emergency medical assistance, shelter, water and sanitation, as well as lighting and non-food emergency relief items in transit sites.

  • Arrival of Filipino Returnees from Syria