IOM – Given the multitudes of tasks you can accomplish with your mobile device, have you ever considered using it to shop around and send money abroad? If not, perhaps, now is the time to start if you haven’t.
This initiative is the result of a growing concern about the tremendous loss of life among migrants leaving their countries to reach a new country of destination.
Yesterday in Vienna, IOM, the United Nations Migration Agency and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) launched a joint platform on countering migrant smuggling.
Over the past three years, Suma Sherma, a tireless health worker in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, has helped over 100 pregnant women and assisted some 40 births.
Suma works for IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and its local non-governmental organization (NGO) partner, Mukti. The two organizations provide health care to Rohingya refugees and Bangladeshis living in Cox’s Bazar through their jointly-run clinics and mobile health teams.
By William Lacy Swing
Why are so many of the world’s great footballers migrants? Or its basketball stars? Or a growing proportion of the players among the U.S.’ Major League Baseball clubs?
Perhaps it’s because in a truly global economy, sports create a migrant meritocracy few other industries can match. Winning, after all, is not everything to a sports fan. It’s the only thing. So where you come from, what language you speak or what religion you were raised in have little impact on where you’re allowed to kit out. If you’re good enough, you’re welcomed to the team.