Somalia

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.

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.

Somali Diaspora Help Nation to Fend Off Famine

Ahmed is a Somali diaspora medical nurse from Finland, currently working in Somaliland.

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.

From Yemen to a Fresh Start in Burao, Somaliland

Fathuma (40) and Naim (17) are two co-owners of a local general shop within Burao, Somaliland. Born generations apart, the pair are blood relatives brought together through difficult circumstances that found both of them crossing the Gulf of Aden into Yemen years ago.

IOM Trains Immigration Officers at Somaliland’s Berbera Seaport on Border Management, Human Rights Law and Counter-Trafficking

IOM has conducted a three-day training from 7-9 March on Humanitarian Border Management, Human Rights Law and Counter-Trafficking for 15 immigration officers working at Berbera seaport.

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 Trains Somali Police Officers on Human Trafficking Investigation Skills

In December 2016, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), with support from the European Union, held two trainings on investigation skills for police officers in Somalia.