"Conéctate al Día Internacional del Migrante" (Tune
In to International Migrants Day) is the motto of a four-hour radio
marathon planned for Monday 18 December to mark International
Migrants Day in the Dominican Republic.
On the occasion of the 58th anniversary of International Human
Rights Day, the U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic Richard W.
Graber will later today present the Alice Garrigue Masaryk Award to
Lucie Sladkova, Head of the IOM Mission in Prague, for her
IOM continues to provide relief assistance to flood victims in the
western region of Gambela and rehabilitation and reconstruction
assistance to populations displaced by recent flash floods in the
eastern town of Dire Dawa.
Making sure the human rights of returning migrants are respected,
building a climate of trust with the returning migrant; providing
assistance to vulnerable groups upon return are some of the key
issues addressed in IOM’s new handbook Coping with Return,
Many Iraqis who are being forced to flee sectarian violence in the
volatile governorates in central Iraq are heading to the relatively
stable but extremely poor governorate of Missan, where they are in
urgent need of food and water, according to a newly-released report
IOM Director General Brunson McKinley has received the Islamic
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Gold Medal during
the Organization’s 9th General Conference, which ended on
Sunday at ISESCO’s new headquarters in Rabat.
The Russian version of the IOM Handbook on Establishing Effective
Labour Migration Policies in Countries of Origin and Destination
was launched at a regional workshop on labour migration in the CIS
region organised in Moscow by the IOM, ILO and OSCE.
A study carried out by the IOM office in Santiago found an increase
in human trafficking for sexual exploitation, and confirmed that
Chile is a country of origin, transit and destination for
trafficking for sexual exploitation.