The implementation of SharePoint as the platform to manage the Organzation’s information and content assets also provides an opportunity to improve our online collaboration capabilities. In line with this, SharePoint collaboration spaces have been introduced to promote such information sharing and collaboration among members of common-interest groups within the Organization, such as thematic groups or projects.
Ukraine has more than one million Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and the United Nations estimates that 60% of the registered ones are pensioners. Elderly are among the most vulnerable groups and are often neglected in situation of conflict and violence.
Frequently, they have mobility problems and less physical strength to hide, flee or defend themselves from violence. As families and communities disintegrate, elderly might be left behind.
On 15 October 2015, IOM and local implementing partners in settlements for internally displaced people (IDPs) across Somalia joined millions of people around the world to wash their hands with soap at special events marking Global Handwashing Day.
Burundi’s Tele Renaissance reported from the funeral of IOM staffer Evariste Mbonihankuye, who was killed along with eight other civilians on 13 October 2015 in Bujumbura. A statement from IOM Director General William Lacy Swing was read.
In recent days, French authorities confirmed that the number of people living in informal camps outside Calais, France, has doubled to 6,000 and that since June, a total of 16 migrants have been killed in or near the Channel Tunnel while trying to make the journey from France to the United Kingdom.
IOM photojournalist Amanda Nero was recently in Calais.