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  • IOM Staff carry out a distribution of pre-loaded ATM cards to a group of migrant workers from Sierra Leone. The Cash-based Intervention activity helps vulnerable migrants with a monthly balance of 400,000 LBP for three months which is topped up electronically.IOM Staff carry out a distribution of pre-loaded ATM cards to a group of migrant workers from Sierra Leone. The Cash-based Intervention activity helps vulnerable migrants with a monthly balance of 400,000 LBP for three months which is topped up electronically.

    Lebanon Beirut Blast Crisis Response

    On 4th August 2020, a large explosion occurred at the port of Beirut, Lebanon, injuring more than 5,000 individuals and causing over 150 deaths. The humanitarian impact of this explosion, which occurred amid an economic crisis and the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, is multi-layered, demanding and urgent. IOM is mobilizing to respond to the urgent needs of the affected population and is continuing to work with partners to support the people of Lebanon.

    Angela Wells and Muse Mohammed

  • IOM hand washing points set up throughout the Rohingya settlements of Cox's Bazar.
IOM hand washing points set up throughout the Rohingya settlements of Cox's Bazar.

    Covid-19 response 2020 IOM Bangladesh

    Covid-19 response 2020 IOM Bangladesh

    Photo: Abdullah Al Mashrif / IOM 2020

  • Syrian refugees undergo a PCR test for COVID-19 with IOM staff three days ahead of their scheduled resettlement flight to Europe. During the current pandemic, IOM has adapted operations and safety procedures to ensure that all refugees are screened for COVID prior to their flight and can quarantine in hotels with their families as their await results before travelling.Syrian refugees undergo a PCR test for COVID-19 with IOM staff three days ahead of their scheduled resettlement flight to Europe. During the current pandemic, IOM has adapted operations and safety procedures to ensure that all refugees are screened for COVID prior to their flight and can quarantine in hotels with their families as their await results before travelling.

    COVID-19 Response

    A collection of humanitarian activities by IOM colleagues around the world responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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  • Venezuelans cross the Puente Internacional Simón Bolívar, the most traversed border point connecting Venezuela and Colombia in the Department of Norte de Santander. Approximately 50,000 Venezuelans cross into Colombia through the three official border crossings in this department every day. 

While most just come for the day, between 3,000 and 5,000 Venezuelans stay in Colombia or continue onwards to other countries.   The International Organization for Migration (IOM) provides them with shelter, food, transportation, information on access to documentation, health care and protection on their journeys throughout the region.Venezuelans cross the Puente Internacional Simón Bolívar, the most traversed border point connecting Venezuela and Colombia in the Department of Norte de Santander. Approximately 50,000 Venezuelans cross into Colombia through the three official border crossings in this department every day. 

While most just come for the day, between 3,000 and 5,000 Venezuelans stay in Colombia or continue onwards to other countries.   The International Organization for Migration (IOM) provides them with shelter, food, transportation, information on access to documentation, health care and protection on their journeys throughout the region.

    Venezuelan Refugee and Migrant Response

    IOM's Response to Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela

  • Kibabi IDP Site is one of 24 sites in Masisi Territory where more than 1.7 million people have been displaced by conflict over the past decade. Displaced populations lack food and other basic services throughout Masisi where humanitarian assistance is limited. In an intention survey conducted by IOM and UNHCR in March 2019, more than 70 per cent of Kibabi’s population did not feel safe enough to return to their home areas and wanted more opportunities to integrate in the host communitKibabi IDP Site is one of 24 sites in Masisi Territory where more than 1.7 million people have been displaced by conflict over the past decade. Displaced populations lack food and other basic services throughout Masisi where humanitarian assistance is limited. In an intention survey conducted by IOM and UNHCR in March 2019, more than 70 per cent of Kibabi’s population did not feel safe enough to return to their home areas and wanted more opportunities to integrate in the host communit

    Internal Displacement in DRC

    The humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is fuelled by multiple armed conflicts that have displaced more than 4.8 million people across the country. Nearly 13 million people are in in need of humanitarian assistance. The population also suffers from the world’s second largest food crisis, after Yemen, with 13 million people classified as food insecure.

    Photo: IOM / Muse Mohammed and Angela Wells

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