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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.