IOM today (28/1) marks Data Protection Day, as one of the first international organizations to have taken significant steps to ensure data security in recent years.
What’s the biggest threat to your job security? A migrant from a developing country who will work for less than you? Or that smart intern, wowing your boss?
Have you ever considered that a robot could do your job? Bright and shiny, with perfect manners, and unlike an intern won’t want a paycheck after six months?
French-Moroccan photographer and video artist Leila Alaoui has died from injuries sustained during the jihadist attacks on the Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on January 15th. She was in Burkina Faso on an assignment for Amnesty International.
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.