IOM Facilitates Training on Counter-Trafficking, Irregular Migration and Migrant Rights

Somalia – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, with the support of the Government of Japan, held a training on trafficking, smuggling and human rights for migrants for 25 officials from the Federal Government of Somalia’s Ministry of Labour from 26 February to 1 March 2018.

Somali Returnee Supported with Business Startup Cash Grant from IOM, Funded by KSrelief

Ahmed Noor, aged 26, is a Somali returnee from Yemen and a father of three children. Noor is from a pastoral family in Lower Juba and went to Yemen in 2006 due to famine in Somalia. Noor lived in Yemen for 10 years and returned to Somalia after a war erupted.

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.

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.

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 Somalia Bids Farewell to Frantz Celestin, LMHD Programme Manager

Somalia - My ten-year journey with IOM has taken me to many difference places, through which I have interacted with this world’s wonderful people and experienced their culture to the fullest.

Soccer Tournament Brings Mogadishu Districts’ Youth Together

Waberi and Boondheere team players compete in the final soccer tournament match. © IOM 2015 (Photo: Abdullahi Farah)
Somali youth face limited opportunities to engage in sports since much of the public infrastructure, such as sports facilities, was destroyed during the civil war. To support youth engagement in sports, IOM worked with the Benadir Regional Administration (BRA) to organize a month-long soccer tournament for the 17 districts of Mogadishu entitled “Sports for Peace”.