By Leonard Doyle
AMY WILENTZ is an outstanding writer who has devoted her career to describing the travails of Haiti, most famously in “The Rainy Season” in 1989. Its flattering therefore, that her new book: Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti,has an entire section devoted to IOM.
THERE are at least 53 million people employed worldwide as nannies, cleaners, butlers, servants and housekeepers, and many are being exploited. An overwhelming majority are women, many of them migrants who have traveled far from home to find work.
Road safety concerns everyone and it is the most serious level of risk faced by IOM staff. Vehicle accidents remain the leading cause of occupational death and injury to personnel throughout IOM missions. With the dramatic changes in security – especially involving the movement of staff by land transport, road safety has become a serious concern. IOM operates in increasingly insecure environments and with the threat from terrorism and organized crime at a global high, more colleagues than ever before are either directly or indirectly exposed to a wider range of risks when on the road.