A Mother’s Desperate Plea

Somalia – It is estimated that there are around 323,000 Internally Displaced People currently in Baidoa, Bay region of Somalia. Drought has been one of the primary causes of displacement. With no water, there is a severe shortage of crops and livestock, leading to loss of livelihoods or even starvation.

Pushing Boundaries: IOM Works on Innovative Solutions for Effective Border Management in East and West Africa

Somalia – With a new border management system now in place in Somalia, Stephen Matete is looking forward to his next posting.

"Somalia is Calling" – How the Diaspora Can Energise Development Back Home

Somalia – After 23 years in the US, Mahad Ahmed Abdi found his calling, and made his way back to Somalia, through the Migration for Development in Africa programme run by IOM. What was supposed to be a temporary assignment in 2013 became a four-year mission to give back to his country of origin.

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.

“I Realized that I Was Going to Lose All My Children to Hunger”

Somalia - Kuuso Adan Yarow is a 37 year old mother of four residing in a makeshift shelter on the outskirts of Doolow, a town in the southern Gedo region of Somalia.

At the Forefront of Governing Humanitarian Response in Somalia

Somalia - The 16th of January 2018 marks an important day for the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, and in particular for its Permanent Secretary Mohamed Moalim.

At the Heart of the Somali Economy – Introducing Monetary Policy From Within

The diaspora’s commitment to rebuilding Somalia’s economy seems unshakeable.

Somalis Fleeing Yemen Conflict Supported to Scale-Up Fishing Businesses

Somalia - With the ongoing conflict in Yemen, Somalis are returning home by the hundreds.

Somaliland Hosts Migration Film Festival to Mark International Migrants Day 2017

Hargeisa – As part of IOM’s second annual Global Migration Film Festival, and to mark International Migrants Day 2017, the UN Migration Agency organized a screening in Hargeisa and Borama on Monday 18 December 2017 of the documentary ‘Wallah Je Te Jure,’ directed by Marcelo Merletto.

UN Migration Agency, Norway Collaborate on New Land Border Post in Dhobley, Somalia

Dhobley - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in partnership with the Immigration and Naturalization Directorate of Somalia held a ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a new border post in Dhobley on 21 September. The project is funded by the Government of Norway. 

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.