In Tbilisi and in other cities of Georgia, streets are mostly empty and we hear emergency vehicle sirens much more often than before. The four main cities, Tbilisi, Rustavi, Batimu and Kutaisi and many villages are on lockdown to prevent further spread of the virus.
Those lines are uppermost on the minds of millions of people in at least 21 countries – plus millions more migrants around the globe – as they begin the celebration of Nowruz, which is the beginnin
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.
St Patrick was Migrant. More than that, Ireland’s patron saint, whose feast day is celebrated across the world today was a victim of trafficking, kidnapped from France and brought to Ireland as a slave, where he tended sheep on a lonely mountain.
Thailand - A week from now I will be migrating, writes Joe Lowry, IOM’s new Senior Media & Communications Officer for South Eastern & Eastern Europe.
Vanuatu - Vanuatu, sitting in the heart of the South Pacific, is known as a tropical paradise; a string of lush, verdant islands lapped by sapphire seas. Now it’s a wasteland, smashed beyond recognition by Cyclone Pam which roared over the island nation on Friday 13th.
Somewhere, out on the Pacific swell, a dot in the ocean off the shores of storm-lashed Vanuatu, there is a fishing boat. And on it, is a man who doesn’t yet know he’s a father.
Viet Thanh Nguyen's maiden novel, “The Sympathiser,” set in Vietnam and the United States – barely noticed by the lit crits – highly impressed the Pulitzer judges who called it the story of “a man of two minds and two countries”.