2017 saw a steep increase in asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) who are fleeing into Zambia.
- Official Launch of Communications Strategy on Mixed and Irregular Migration and campaign roll-out (first quarter of 2018)
- Ground Breaking Ceremony for the Sesheke Safe Shelter for Vulnerable Migrants (January 2018)
While the world’s attention is drawn to the plight of migrants and refugees and Asia and Africa, a small but significant number of irregular migrants continue to arrive in central European countries like Bosnia and Herzegovina, placing huge strains on local authorities.
Ahmed Noor, aged 26, is a Somali returnee from Yemen and a father of three children. Noor is from a pastoral family in Lower Juba and went to Yemen in 2006 due to famine in Somalia. Noor lived in Yemen for 10 years and returned to Somalia after a war erupted.