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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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”.
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.
I lived with my family in Al Mukalla, Yemen for close to 10 years. We had a blessed life together. When the war broke out, we thought it would pass.
It has been almost 2 years since Somali refugees in Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya, one of the world largest refugee camps, started returning to Somalia.
Diaspora remittances are a lifeline for many in Somalia. In 2015 it was estimated that a total of USD 1.4 billion was sent back to the country by Somalis abroad.