The last 43 of a total of 149 Colombian migrant workers arrived in
Brandon, Manitoba to begin work in the Maple Leaf Foods' pork
plant. They were recruited by IOM as part of a new labour migration
IOM welcomes the launch this Thursday 4 October of "The Welcome
Book for the Young African Footballer" by the Paris-based NGO
Culture Foot Solidaire and the Union of Professional Football Clubs
More than 650 priests and clergymen including monks are now
involved in counter-trafficking efforts in Moldova thanks to
efforts by IOM and partners to engage religious personnel in the
battle against the crime.
A group of nuns from Southern African countries will be given a
week-long intensive training by IOM counter trafficking training
experts in an effort to strengthen the capacity of faith-based
organizations and personnel in the region in fighting the crime.
The IOM office in Montevideo is today holding a one-day training
session in the border city of Rivera, to increase awareness and the
capacity of public officials to fight human trafficking, child
pornography and human smuggling.
As part of efforts to combat significant levels of irregular
migration from Senegal, the Senegalese government and IOM have set
up a programme to provide vocational training to young Senegalese
who wish to set up their own small enterprise.
IOM has set up an office in the district of Soroti in Uganda's Teso
region from where it will shortly begin its operations to assist
those worst affected by floods which have hit the north, east and
central parts of the country.