IOM laments Disappearance of Venezuelans in the Caribbean

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Curaçao - More than 80 Venezuelans have died or disappeared in the Caribbean Sea the past two months in three shipwrecks reported by NTN24 and other media outlets and confirmed by the Venezuelan authorities.

The first boat capsized on 23 April and the second on 16 May, both heading towards Trinidad and Tobago.

18 Jun 2019

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Changes in Return Regulation Migrants from Moldova

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Moldovan nationals with a Dublin claim are no longer eligible for return support under the REAN programme.
The change was decided by the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security. The change applies for all Moldovan nationals with a confirmed Dublin claim, requesting IOM’s return assistance from the 15th of April 2019 onwards.

12 Apr 2019

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Conclusion Safe!: Identification and Perspective for Victims of Trafficking

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In 2017, the Amsterdam coordination centre for trafficking (ACM), part of HVO-Querido, took the initiative for a project aimed at early identification and protection of (possible) victims of trafficking amongst migrants and refugees in a response to the flow of migrants looking for safety and a better future in the EU, since it proved to be very difficult to identify and protect (possible) victims witihin this group.

1 Apr 2019

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Connecting Diaspora to the Development of Iraq

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Many attended the Connecting Diaspora for Development Event organized by IOM and hosted by the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in The Hague on 16 March. Members of the Iraqi diaspora community in the Netherlands were informed about opportunities to contribute to the development of Iraq by means of knowledge transfer or through entrepreneurship. Diaspora professionals have a lot of potential to contribute to the development of their country of origin.

19 Mar 2019

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IOM Director-General Extends Condolences after Plane Crash Claims IOM and UN Staff

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Geneva –IOM Director-General António Vitorino expressed the organization’s deep sadness upon learning that this past weekend’s tragic Ethiopian Airlines accident claimed the lives of all 157 aboard, including a young IOM staff member Anne-Katrin Feigl and 18 others working in Africa for United Nations’ related agencies.

11 Mar 2019

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