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IOM World Migration Report 2013: How Migrants Rate Their Well-Being

The World Migration Report 2013: Migrant Well-Being and Development, launched this week by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Geneva, presents for the first time a global picture of the well-being of migrants.

Drawing on the findings of a Gallup World Poll, which surveyed more than 25,000 migrants in over 150 countries, the report takes a fresh look at what life is really like for migrants in the world today, whether they migrate to and between rich countries in the North, or to and between poorer countries in the South.

Combating Human Trafficking through Economic Empowerment

August was Women’s month, a time when South Africa commemorated the day in 1956 when women from all races and walks of life marched to the Union Buildings against oppressive apartheid laws. Fast forward to 2013 we have to acknowledge that South Africa has made strides in installing the rights of all and especially women.

Youth Migration: Moving Development Forward

In today’s increasingly globalized and interconnected world in which more people migrate than ever before in human history, young migrants between 15 and 24 have become powerful agents of change and development. By mid-2010, the total number of migrant youth was estimated at 27 million, representing an eighth of the 214 million international migrants in the world today.

Young migrants, either alone or accompanied by family members, leave their homes for different reasons. Some leave in search of jobs, others to flee persecution.

World Migration Report 2013

Migrant Well-being and Development

Official Launch: 13 September 2013, Geneva, Switzerland

IOM South Africa Call for Proposals

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Youth Migration: Moving Development Forward

In today’s increasingly globalized and interconnected world in which more people migrate than ever before in human history, young migrants between 15 and 24 have become powerful agents of change and development. By mid-2010, the total number of migrant youth was estimated at 27 million, representing an eighth of the 214 million international migrants in the world today.

Young migrants, either alone or accompanied by family members, leave their homes for different reasons. Some leave in search of jobs, others to flee persecution.

IOM Welcomes Signing of Anti-Trafficking Bill into Law in South Africa

IOM South Africa has welcomed the signing into law of the long-awaited Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill by President Jacob Zuma.

“The signing of this Bill into law is significant. For the first time South Africa will have a single statute which addresses the scourge of trafficking in persons holistically and comprehensively. To date, the legislative framework dealing with this issue has been fragmented,” said the presidency in a statement issued last week.

A New Life for Chris – IOM AVR Beneficiary

remember we traveled for about a month in an open truck from Lubumbashi to South Africa”

IOM South Africa celebrates the success of an Assisted Voluntary Return (AVR) beneficiary whose long awaited return back to his home in the DRC had been delayed for more than a year because of his medical condition.

IOM Releases Initial Findings on Health Vulnerabilities of Migrants in Mixed Migration Flows from the East and Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes to Southern Africa

The IOM Partnership on Health and Mobility in East and Southern Africa (PHAMESA) programme has released a summary of initial findings of a study on health vulnerabilities of mixed migration flows from East, the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes to Southern Africa.

The findings were presented at the 2nd Ministerial Conference on the Migration Dialogue for Southern Africa (MIDSA) in Maputo, Mozambique.

Final Communique – 2nd Ministerial Conference on Migration Dialogue for Southern Africa

The Second Ministerial Conference on Migration Dialogue for Southern Africa (MIDSA) under the theme “Enhancing Labour Migration and Migration Management in the SADC Region” was held on Thursday 11 July 2013 at Hotel Polana, in Maputo, Mozambique.

The Conference was hosted by the Republic of Mozambique with support from the SADC Secretariat and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).