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.
- 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.
Singapore is home to the world’s second busiest port. With a fifth of the globe’s shipping containers and half of its crude oil passing through every year, the port is a hubbub of activity serving a never-ending supply of ships. What keeps this industry moving 24/7? An army of over 150,000 from numerous nationalities.
More than two decades of conflict in Somalia have destroyed public infrastructure, including street lights. The lack of streetlights in Xamar Weyne District in the capital city, Mogadishu limited residents’ movement at night due to insecurity and restricted business hours as shopkeepers were forced to operate between dusk and dawn.
Like in many countries, Nepal faces significant challenges in relation to women’s equal access to land and tenure security. Since 2004, Nepal’s Government has introduced several proactive measures to promote women’s ownership, access and control over land.