The nearly over two decades of conflict in Somalia destroyed infrastructure and social systems leading to shocks such as price fluctuations, poor rainfall, potential eruption of resourced-based conflicts and loss of valuable community assets and livelihood sources. Despite efforts and interventions by the international community to improve the situation, pastoral, agro-pastoral and agricultural communities continue to experience numerous challenges that have left thousands of people in need of assistance and support.
‘Aware Migrants’ is a new campaign that has emerged from the stories of migrants who were assisted by and spoke to IOM in Italy, after they were rescued in the Mediterranean Sea.
Sara and Yusra, two sisters from Syria, left their country in November 2015. Sara, the youngest, speaks about their journey and how strong and invincible they thought they were before that night.
The World Day Against Trafficking in Persons is an important moment to show solidarity with the many victims of human trafficking around the world.
A person cannot be a possession. A child should never be a commodity. Human trafficking is a serious crime and a gross violation of human rights and dignity.