Words are the most precious things we have. We’ve been using them pretty appallingly of late, creating a world where people are castigated for trying to get their families out of the way of falling bombs.
IOM Somalia has just concluded its first training on Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) for core focal points, team leaders and support staff members who have been selected to roll out the tracking mechanism across 5 regions (Lower Juba, Middle Shebelle, Hiraan, Awdal and Gedo) and 7 districts (Afmadow, Balcad, Belet Weyne, Borama, Doolow, Jowhar and Kismayo) in Somalia, targeting internally displaced persons and returnees in settlements and thereafter in host communities.
- Anadolu Agency reported that nearly 50 migrants arrived in Turkey from Greece on Tuesday under the European Union (EU)-Turkey refugee deal, according to Turkish Immigration Department officials. It cited IOM figures.
Forty years ago, Roberto Kozak, an official with IOM (or the Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration [ICEM] as it was known then), was instrumental in the release and relocation of more than 30,000 political prisoners from Chile.