Italy coast guard rescues another 4 400 migrants

2015-08-24 18:17

Around 4 400 migrants have been rescued over the past 24 hours from 22 boats and rubber dinghies in distress in the central Mediterranean.

Migrant trek north is deadly

2015-08-03 17:42

Hundreds of migrants die each year on the treacherous journey to Europe, a well-oiled system feeding off the desperation of the poor.

African migrants risk all in Sahara

2015-05-28 18:52

In a sandy compound in the Niger desert town of Agadez, a white-turbaned imam blesses a circle of African migrants, some of them little more than boys, to protect them on the journey across the Sahara.

Zim: Funding constraints 'hold back speedy diagnosis'

2014-10-16 10:33

Health authorities in Zimbabwe say funding constraints are holding back the speedy diagnosis of Ebola after it took more than a week to get results from samples sent to SA for testing.

Central African Republic death toll higher

2014-07-16 21:59

Fighting in Central African Republic may have claimed more lives than previously thought.

Ethiopia brings home 140 000 migrants from Saudi

2013-12-18 14:40

Ethiopia has brought home close to 140 000 citizens from Saudi Arabia, IOM says, a month after the oil-rich kingdom started deporting undocumented migrants.

1 500 South Sudanese going home

2013-12-13 22:14

In the first such transfer in about a year, 1 500 ethnic South Sudanese are to return to their ancestral homeland from Khartoum area squatter camps.

US to retire most research chimps

2013-06-26 20:25

The US government says it will send most of its 360 research chimpanzees into retirement but will keep a small colony of about 50 for possible future studies on vaccines and behaviour.

South Sudan airlift re-starts

2012-12-24 22:06

An airlift from Khartoum of sick, elderly and other "extremely vulnerable" South Sudanese, suspended after a November plane crash has re-started.

IOM urges access to displaced Malians

2012-05-24 10:31

The IOM has appealed for $3.5m to provide immediate life-saving assistance to internally displaced Malians who have fled fighting and insecurity in the north of the country.


At least 60 migrants missing off Libya

2015-08-12 15:59

At least 60 migrants are missing in waters off Libya, IOM says after interviewing survivors who were picked up from their stricken craft.

Niger: 33 migrants have died in desert this year

2015-06-17 08:47

A total of 33 migrants died in the Sahara desert while en route to Europe this year, including 18 found dehydrated last week near a road to the border with Algeria, the government of Niger says.

CAR’s ex-rebels return to camps after day of protest

2014-11-14 16:04

Former Muslim rebels who held sway for 10 months in the Central African Republic have returned to two camps in the capital after a rowdy protest against plans to return them to distant homes.

Human trafficking a $7bn business

2014-10-06 21:22

Smugglers rake in €5.6bn every year from human trafficking between Africa and Europe and between Latin and North America, even as thousands continue to die.

Flood-hit Zim struggles to help families

2014-02-12 11:07

Zimbabwean authorities say they have only managed to move 36 families out of 2 230 in immediate danger after torrential rains caused the partial collapse of the Tokwe-Mukosi dam in Masvingo.

2013 believed to be deadliest year for migrants

2013-12-17 22:43

Over 7 000 migrants may have perished at sea or while crossing deserts trying to reach a safe haven this year, the International Organisation for Migration says.

1 000s of S Sudanese on road home from Sudan

2013-11-05 10:12

A bus and truck convoy has moved about 3 500 South Sudanese back to their ancestral homeland from Sudan, a church leader says, in the first major repatriation for months.

France gives $1.3 for Somalia displaced

2013-01-10 10:26

France has pledged to give $1.3m to help the poorest of the hundreds of thousands of people in southern Somalia forced from their homes by war and famine.

Migrants stuck in Morocco

2012-10-03 14:02

IOM has launched an appeal for $800 000 to help desperate African migrants, including unaccompanied children, return home from Morocco.

Refugees begin journey to South Sudan

2012-05-14 10:56

An airlift of up to 15 000 ethnic South Sudanese has begun from Khartoum. The first plane chartered by IOM took off with about 160 South Sudanese.

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