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.
Several dozen thatched ochre painted chalets interspersed with lush green lawns, bright bougainvillea and shiny palm plants and a couple of swimming pools, line up along a pristine sandy beach.
I suppose I am one of those who almost made it. You don’t hear much about migrants like me, because we didn’t die at sea or in the desert. We just didn’t make it to Europe. I left home with dream of getting to Europe where I was told I would easily find a job which would mean I would be able to look after my siblings.