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Kick Off Collaboration KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation and Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH)

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IOM the Netherlands is happy to announce a collaboration between the Dutch KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation and the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH) in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. The collaboration kicked off on 26 August 2021. In building linkages between institutions in this manner, it is hoped to build upon the individual expert assignments that are also undertaken as part of our Connecting Diaspora for Development (CD4D2) project. The cooperation will add an extra layer of institutional connectivity and knowledge sharing.

2 Sep 2021

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USD 24 Million Urgently Needed for Acute Humanitarian Needs in Afghanistan

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Geneva/Kabul – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has launched an urgent appeal for USD 24 million to boost its response to increasing humanitarian needs in Afghanistan, including hundreds of thousands of people internally displaced in the past two months.
"We are working to mobilize a scaled-up response to the most pressing, life-saving needs,” said IOM Afghanistan Chief of Mission Stuart Simpson.

27 Aug 2021

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Safety of Afghans and Humanitarian Access Must be Top Priorities

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Geneva – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been following with great concern the developments in Afghanistan and the grave consequences for displaced people and civilians needing humanitarian assistance, in a country already severely affected by years of conflict and drought.

“While the current situation presents difficult new challenges, IOM will strive to continue its programmes and provide assistance to displaced communities while ensuring the safety and wellbeing of its staff across the country," said IOM Director General António Vitorino.

17 Aug 2021

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IOM Director General's Statement on the Situation in Afghanistan

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Geneva – I am extremely concerned by the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan – particularly the impact on mobile and displaced populations, including returnees.
The last few days have seen a deadly escalation of fighting in Helmand, Kandahar, Herat, Kunduz and Nimroz provinces, adding untold suffering in a country where over 5 million people are already displaced internally.

16 Aug 2021

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IOM Mourns Death of Former Director-General William Lacy Swing

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12-06-21- Geneva – William Lacy Swing, former Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and longtime US diplomat, has died in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He was 86 years old.

"It is with a heavy heart that I learned of my predecessor's passing today," IOM Director General António Vitorino said on Saturday. "His was a life of service to his country and humanity, and a source of inspiration to us all."

13 Jun 2021

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