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IOM hosts a two-day Summit on migration and health in Ehlanzeni District Municipality

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), in partnership with the South African Local Government Association (SALGA), and the Ehlazeni District Municipality (EDM), recently convened the first ever dialogue focusing on migration and health in the District on 16 to 17 October at the at Pine Lake Inn, White River (Nelspruit).

UJ Students Honoured for their Contribution towards the Fight against Human Trafficking

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has today honoured University of Johannesburg (UJ) students from the Departments of Strategic Communication and Graphic Design for their contribution towards the fight against trafficking in persons in South Africa.

Earlier this year, IOM partnered UJ to develop integrated awareness raising campaigns on Human Trafficking in South Africa as part of the University’s annual Strategic Communication curriculum and student assessment.

IOM Marks Human Trafficking Awareness Week in South Africa

Every year, South Africa marks National Human Trafficking Awareness Week in an effort to increase awareness of trafficking in persons across the country. This year the week will run from today through next Friday (3-10 October).

IOM #MigrationMeans Campaign to Stimulate Dialogue on Migration in South Africa

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has launched a social media campaign to advance understanding of migration through the individual stories from migrants and host communities and also promote the diverse work of the organization in South Africa and across the world.

Winning stories for the IOM/UNHCR World Refugee Day Writing Contest

Having successfully completed an intense and thorough adjudication process for the IOM/UNHCR World Refugee Day Writing Contest, led by senior officials both from the International Organization for Migration and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and an independent evaluator from Lawyers for Human Rights, we have selected top three winning stories.

It is with great pleasure to announce the winners as follows;

1st place – His Unforgettable Journey to South Africa by Shireen Mukadam - Apple MacBook AIR

Migration should be at the Centre of the Post-2015 Development Agenda

By Richard Ots

As published by the Sunday Independent Newspaper on Sunday 3 August 2014

IOM celebrates Mandela International Day in true Madiba style

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) joined the global community to celebrate the Mandela International Day on Friday 18 July. IOM staff visited Alfonso Maria Fusco Child and Youth Care Centre in Bronkhorstspruit for a fun-filled day with the kids, characterized by laughter, braai, and entertainment. Grocery supplies were also donated to the centre.

IOM Appoints New Chief of Mission for South Africa

The International Organization for Migration has appointed Mr. Richard Ots as the new Chief of Mission for the IOM mission in South Africa effective from 1 July 2014.

Mr. Ots will oversee the South Africa main office based in Pretoria including three sub-offices in Durban, Cape Town and Musina. As the head of IOM in South Africa, Mr. Ots will oversee the implementation of all IOM activities in South Africa.

IOM Welcomes Action to Eliminate Malaria in Endemic Zones of Southern Africa

IOM has welcomed the decision of Ministers of Health from Malaria-Endemic Countries in Southern Africa to adopt the Victoria Falls Declaration, in which they commit to eliminate and expand malaria control to hard-to-reach migrant and mobile communities.

Malaria-Endemic Countries Unite to Extend Malaria Control to Hard-To-Reach Migrant and Mobile Communities

IOM and RBM collaborate to improve access to key malaria interventions

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 5 July: Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM), together with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), has invited Ministers of Health from Southern Africa, Asia and other malaria-endemic regions, as well as the private sector to discuss the impact of migration on malaria control and elimination and address jointly the challenge of providing adequate health services to cross-border, mobile and migrant communities.