Somalia

Somalia

I Will Never Forget Her Face

Somalia - On a hot, flat, stony plateau outside Kismaayo, hundreds of people pack into a settlement for internally displaced people. Muhamed Muktar stands at a water point, helping weary ladies lift jerry cans of water.

Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief Supports IOM Workshops on Trafficking, Smuggling, and Migrants Rights

Somalia - The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) supported the UN Migration Agency (IOM) to roll out two trainings on trafficking, smuggling, and human rights of migrants, returnees, internally displaced persons and refugees for the Counter Trafficking Agency of Somaliland and the Somaliland Ministry of Return, Resettlement and Reintegration between 28-30 May 2017.

Somali Diaspora Help Nation to Fend Off Famine

Ahmed is a Somali diaspora medical nurse from Finland, currently working in Somaliland.

Interns Welcomed Aboard Immigration and Naturalization Directorate with Support from IOM

Somalia – On 16-17 April the Immigration and Naturalization Directorate of the Federal Republic of Somalia held an Induction Training and Ceremony in Mogadishu to welcome 14 interns to its offices throughout the country.

From Yemen to a Fresh Start in Burao, Somaliland

Fathuma (40) and Naim (17) are two co-owners of a local general shop within Burao, Somaliland. Born generations apart, the pair are blood relatives brought together through difficult circumstances that found both of them crossing the Gulf of Aden into Yemen years ago.

IOM Trains Immigration Officers at Somaliland’s Berbera Seaport on Border Management, Human Rights Law and Counter-Trafficking

IOM has conducted a three-day training from 7-9 March on Humanitarian Border Management, Human Rights Law and Counter-Trafficking for 15 immigration officers working at Berbera seaport.

Saleban Mohamed Nour: We had nothing, yet we kept relying on each other

Growing up in Mogadishu, I acquired a number of skills in different areas such as car washing and painting. These skills became so important when I got to Yemen. For the 20 years that I lived there, I switched jobs, depending on what paid best.

IOM Trains Somali Police Officers on Human Trafficking Investigation Skills

In December 2016, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), with support from the European Union, held two trainings on investigation skills for police officers in Somalia.

IOM Provides Access to Safe Water in Somaliland and Puntland

From the end of February 2016 to August 2016, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), implemented the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF)-funded project, titled, “Provision of Emergency WASH Services to Communities most Affected by Drought in Puntland and Somaliland”.

IOM Provides Access to Primary Healthcare to Underserved Communities in Puntland and Somaliland

Between April and October 2016, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) implemented the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF)-funded project, titled, “Provision of Life-saving Primary Healthcare Services to the Drought Affected Populations”.

Salah Mohamed Abdala: We Lived In Fear of Attacks

I am 40 years old, and the father of two children aged nine and seven. I worked in Yemen as a tailor for 25 years.

Mohamed Abdi Yusuf: My Feet Have Carried Me Back

When I was a young boy, I yearned to leave Somalia. I wanted to travel wherever my feet could carry me, in search of a better life. Eventually, I attempted to travel to Europe through Libya.