IOM Mali News

This week, IOM started a joint training session for Malian and Mauritanian border police officers. A 10-day workshop is taking place in Sélibaby, southern Mauritania. The training follows previous workshops in Bamako, Mali and Ayoûn el-Atroûs, Mauritania earlier this year.

The Mixed Migration Hub Working group (MHub) is the public platform of the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force, a joint initiative of IOM, DRC, OHCRH, RMMS, Save the Children, UNHCR and UNODC.

Mhub is undertaking field surveys with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers along key migratory routes to build a body of data over time and map country and regional mixed migration trends. This snapshot presents early survey findings of the profiles, intentions and experiences of those who travel in mixed migration flows.

L’organisation Internationale pour les Migrations du Mali  dans le cadre de l’appui au Gouvernement malien dans sa lutte contre la maladie à  virus Ebola avait  financé deux ONG nationales (Le Stop-Sahel et Soutoura) en plus des agents FMP de l’OIM sur le terrain au niveau des cordons sanitaires des zones frontalières entre la Guinée et le Mali.

L’objectif générale était de mobiliser, d’informer, sensibiliser et d’éduquer les populations qui se trouvent au niveau des frontières entre le Mali et la Guinée.

Representatives of the Togolese Government have completed a three-day study visit to Mali to share information on good practices related to the management of diasporas.

The visit, organized by IOM, was designed to share Mali’s experience in the management of its diaspora and to support Togolese government efforts to develop its migration policy and manage the Togolese Diaspora.

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) are continuing to leave Bamako and other cities to return to previously unsafe northern parts of Mali, mainly due to fewer security concerns, according to IOM’s latest Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM).

The estimated number of IDPs nationwide is now about 137,000 – down 31 per cent from the nearly 200,000 reported in February. The total number of returnees to northern areas rose from around 196,000 in February to nearly 284,000 in April.