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IOM, WSSP host Somali Diaspora Dialogue in London on the role they can play in institutional capacity building in Somalia

August-7-2014 - The Somali diaspora present a unique reserve of experts with skills and professional experience combined with local knowledge of their country of origin. The Migration for Development (MIDA) Somalia programme, implemented by IOM in collaboration with the Somali authorities, allows for skills transfers to take place through short-term assignments of diaspora professionals in Somalia and to date has placed over 300 experts.

IOM, CARE International and ODI Discuss Importance of Migrants’ Health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

July-22-2014 - Migration can be a key development enabler for both source and destination countries – but the potential benefits depend upon the realisation of migrants’ capabilities and rights. This was the starting point for a two-day conference hosted by CARE International UK and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in London on Women Migration and Development: Investing in the Future on the 18th and 19th July, 2014.

IOM, Refugee Council and UK MP Host Parliamentary Reception to Celebrate Refugee Week

June-16-2014- To mark the opening of this year’s Refugee Week, IOM is partnering with the Refugee Council and Sarah Teather MP to host a Parliamentary reception in the Palace of Westminster today.  The reception provides an important opportunity to bring together young refugees, parliamentarians and those working with refugees.

IOM Launches the Jamaica Diaspora Mapping Project at the Jamaican Diaspora Conference in Birmingham, UK

June-13-2014 - Jamaica’s diaspora is among the largest in the world and is estimated to be in excess of three million people, with some 650,000 residing in the United Kingdom.  Today, IOM staff from the Jamaica and UK offices are participating in the Fourth Biennial Jamaican Diaspora Conference in Birmingham, UK, to launch an 18-month diaspora mapping project.

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