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World Braille Day Celebrated at IOM Rehabilitated Waaberi Multipurpose Ground

The collapse of the Siad Barre regime and ensuing conflict which engulfed Somalia left much of the public infrastructure in Mogadishu in ruins.  In Waaberi District, the lack of multipurpose grounds where the community could meet worsened community relations. To enhance intra and inter-district relations and public confidence in the government, IOM supported the rehabilitation of the Waaberi District multipurpose ground. The works were completed in August 2011 and since then the ground has been used to host many community events.

Migration in the News | 19 January 2016

Media Highlights

  • IRIN reported that the planned relocation of 160,000 asylum seekers from Greece and Italy to other European Union states has failed, with only 272 relocated in the past four months. It quoted IOM Greece’s Daniel Esdras.
  • PRI’s The World compared photos of immigrants landing on Ellis Island in the US a century ago with those of Syrian refugees arriving in Europe today. An IOM photo was included in the story.