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  • Thousands of migrants from the Horn of Africa travel through Djibouti on their way towards Yemen, usually hoping to reach Saudi Arabia.

  • South Sudan Shelter and Non-Food Items (S-NFI) Cluster partners International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH), together with IOM Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programming worked hand in hand during a joint distribution of S-NFI and WASH materials in Pieri payam, Uror County in Jonglei State, South Sudan. The response was conducted from 14 – 21 September 2018 and reached a total of 500 households from five bomas within Pieri. Both S-NFI and WASH items were distributed including blanket, mosquito net, sleeping mat and kanga for S-NFIs; and bucket with tap, bucket without tap, collapsible jerry can, soap, and hygiene kit for WASH items. The distribution ran for two days dedicating the first day to…

  • From April-June 2018, some 970,000 people were internally displaced in Ethiopia's Gedeo Zone (SNNPR Region) and West Guji (Oromia Region) due to inter-communal conflict.

  • Locals and IDPs in Pulka enjoy a brief but much needed spell of rain at the tail end of the harmatan season. IDPs here in Bakassi and Pulka come from surrounding villages razed by Boko Haram.

  • IOM S/NFI team, in coordination with CCCM and WaSH, implemented a comprehensive rehabilitation of Wau PoC site with the objective of enhancing the site with more equitable access to services, balanced dispersion of IDPs, and reduce congestion of makeshift shelters. Shelter designs were adapted considering specific situations and space availability. IOM S/NFI team has given special attention to ensure structural quality and to prolong life span of shelters. A total of 622 communal shelters were constructed benefiting of 35,303 individuals in Wau PoC Site.

  • The ongoing crisis in South Sudan is in its fifth year with no clear signs of abating, resulting in protracted or multiple displacement with communities receiving aid several times. Thus, IOM explored other modalities of assistance beyond in-kind interventions. As a response modality, a resilience-based approach centered on community participation through CBI was implemented in 2017. As part of this, the installation of shelter upgrades project was implemented in Wau Protection of Civilians (PoC) site involving the community, including local traders, following with gender-responsive skills training and using locally available sources. A total of 800 communal shelters were upgraded by beneficiaries and benefitted 22,579 individuals

  • The ongoing crisis in South Sudan is in its fifth year with no clear signs of abating, resulting in protracted or multiple displacement with communities receiving aid several times. Thus, IOM explored other modalities of assistance beyond in-kind interventions. As a response modality, a resilience-based approach cantered on community participation through CBI was implemented in 2017. As part of this, the construction of Fuel-Efficient Stoves (FES) project was implemented in Bentiu Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in South Sudan involving the community, including local traders, following with gender-responsive skills training and using locally available sources. A total of 11,180 stoves were constructed by beneficiaries and benefitted 100,620…

  • IOM Global Solar Lantern Initiative

  • IOM provides multi-sector humanitarian assistance to over 112,100 IDPs at the Bentiu PoC site. As camp manager, IOM coordinates humanitarian services and maintains site infrastructure and the Humanitarian Hub.

  • After months of devastating conflict, Marawi’s displaced families finally return home.

  • Stories and Dreams of Conflict-displaced Children

  • IOM constructs boreholes at the El Salam displacement camp in Rubkona, South Sudan to provide clean water for the community.

  • On 1 December, a group of 16 Rohingya refugees met with Pope Francis in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka. IOM, the UN Migration Agency worked with community leaders in the refugee settlements to identify a group to represent the Rohingya in the meeting with the pontiff. Caritas, a confederation of Catholic relief organizations, organized the group’s travel to Dhaka, as well as, their meeting with the Pope.

  • Healthcare response for Rohingya refugees and Bangladeshis in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, following the continuing influx of refugees following extreme violence that broke out in Myanmar's Northern Rakhine State on 25 August 2017. Locations: Kutupalong Primary Healthcare Clinic, Kutupalong Community Healthcare Clinic, Ukhiya Health Complex, Leda Healthcare Clinic. Verbal consent was given by the people in these photos.

  • Construction of an arrival centre for Rohingya refugees in Balukhali settlement, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. An outbreak of violence on 25 August in Northern Rakhine State, Myanmar, forced over 600,000 Rohingya to flee to Bangladesh.

  • Monsoon rains and strong winds have added to the struggle of Rohingya in Bangladesh. Fleeing violence in Myanmar’s North Rakhine State, thousands are sleeping out in the open with little or no shelter. IOM is giving people tarpaulins, ropes and bamboo to build shelters.

  • Distribution of non-relief items in September 16th at the SHED compound close to the Kutupalong Makeshift Settlement and Refugee Camp. SHED is a Bangladeshi NGO that partners with IOM and other agencies to distribute life-saving aid to some of the estimated 409,000 people who have fled to Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh from Myanmar. Its compound is located close to the entrance of Kutupalong Makeshift Settlement and Kutupalong Refugee Camp. The combined population of the two sites has roughly doubled in the past three weeks and now totals around 200,000 people. Many of the newcomers are exhausted and traumatized, having fled their villages and walked for days before arriving in Bangladesh. Distributions of tarpaulins, food, jerry cans…

  • Half of the displaced Iraqis at Haj and Qayara emergency sites are under the age of 17. They did not have enough recreational spaces to release stress and frustration caused by displacement. Thanks to our US-based partner, IOM Iraq was able to construct playgrounds at both sites that include football and volleyball pitches. At the inauguration on 10 September 2017, little girls played obstacle races while boys played football.

  • Vulnerable members of three host communities,namely Itang, Bonga and Jewi, in Gambella Region were provided with transitional shelter and livelihood assistance.

  • IOM's psychosocial centers organize recreational activities to help the displaced Iraqis cope with their new lives, alleviate stress and help IDP children to increase their resilience.

  • South Sudanese Refugees transportation assistance from Pagak Reception Centre to Nguenyyiel Refugee Camp and Kule Refugee Camp in Gambella Region, and three-day convoy to Gure-Shembola Refugee Camp in Assosa, Benishangul-Gumuz Region, Ethiopia. South Sudanese beneficiaries of transitional shelter in Nguenyyiel and Kule Refugee Camp in Gambella Region.

  • Five trucks and a group of 12 IOM staffers, from the Rapid Assessment Response Team (RART), visited the Badoush settlement to distribute much-needed NFI assistance to the displaced population, which IOM estimates is about 1,530 individuals. IOM is the first NFI partner to assist here.

  • IOM Director General William Lacy Swing spent three days meeting with some of the internally displaced at camps and in communities in the hardest hit areas of Borno state, the epicentre of the conflict, now in its eighth year.

  • People of West Mosul has suffered serious injuries. But it is not the injuries that shock, but their stories before reaching safety. Many of these Iraqis from West Mosul are being cared for at IOM's field hospital in Hammam al-Alil town, south east of Mosul where dozens of trauma cases are being treated every week.

  • IDPs in Hadesa, Melka Guba and Guji Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia are displaced by conflict and drought.

  • Eid al-Fitr, which marks theend of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, is a time of joy and celebrations, especially for children: new clothes, various dishes, visiting family and friends and collecting candy and small amounts of money. However, many of the the displaced children who spent this year's Eid al-Fitr in the camps and emergency sites did not have more than what they wore, let alone the traditional Eid dishes or money. At Haj Ali emergency site, south of Mosul, as Eid rolled around, IOM distributed new clothes and toys to over 3,400 kids .

  • The military crisis may be over in Mosul city, but the humanitarian calamity continues. To help people return, the city needs tremendous humanitarian assistance. Massive destruction meets the eye across West Mosul

  • Hammam Al-Alil Transition Zone, south east of Mosul city, became a major hub for displaced Iraqis from Mosul as the Iraqi forces pushed deeper into West Mosul. IDPs would be brought here by buses where they went through screening and receiving primary assistance such as health care support, food and water. They would then be transported in buses toother areas around the city that could shelter them, be it a camp, and emergency site, or other safe areas in the liberated East Mosul where the IDPs had relatives that could take them in.

  • The heavy rains that began in January 2017 have caused severe flooding in communities and urban areas across Peru with several locations devastated by mudslides and falling rocks. This has left 124,000 people affected and 97 fatalities to date, according to the Government.

  • Turkey is home to one of the largest refugee populations in the world with over 2.5 million. Many of these refugees are Syrian who have fled the ongoing war. As they try to rebuild their lives, IOM continues to provide multi-sector assistance to refugees throughout the country to meet their various needs.

  • 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.

  • IOM activities and operations within Maiduguri, Nigeria

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

  • Since a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador’s coast on 16 April 2016, it is estimated that thousands of people are in need of humanitarian aid. As of 28 April, 659 deaths and at least 4,605 injured have been reported as a result of the disaster. Individuals have sought refuge in temporary shelters, whilst an unknown number reside in spontaneous sites and within host communities.

  • British photographer Ben Robinson visited Zhytomyr with IOM’s team to meet the IDPs and tell the world their story. Here are the results of this project.

  • The “New Jungle”, a migrant settlement in the port city of Calais, France. August, 2015

  • Syrian refugees crossing the Serbian-Croatian border.

  • Migrants in transition camps at the Greek border with Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).

  • Migrants and refugees in the Greek island of Lesbos.

  • At night, the ‘New Jungle’, the informal migrant and refugee settlement in the port city of Calais, France, comes to life. Several improvised bars, restaurants and shops open after sunset. Its residents gather together to dance, play games, drink and eat. Some make bonfires and chat outside, others play football, and traditional music floats in the air.

  • A collection of Images centered on migrant arrivals and fatalities in the Mediterranean region.

  • IOM is continuing to support the Malian Government in responding to the emergency caused by floods that hit the capital Bamako on the 28th of August. It is reported that the floods left 37 dead and affected some 2,133 families or 20,000 people. As part of the response, IOM has already handed over 500 non-food (NFI) relief kits containing sleeping mats, blankets, mosquito nets and kitchen supplies to the Malian Government to help the worst affected families.

  • The response to a severe drought in the Marshall Islands is entering its second phase, as initial deliveries of emergency food supplies, principally funded by USAID. IOM’s rapidly-established air and sea bridges have delivered an estimated 45 metric tons (100,000 pounds) of food to 677 households on islands over 400 miles (640 km) from Majuro, one of the farthest-flung capitals on the planet.

  • IOM continues to give a variety of assistance to South Sudanese returnees