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  •   Lesotho s National Migration Development Policy will serve as the basis for the necessary regulatory framework This was said by the Minister of the Interior Mr Motlalentoa Letsosa at the launch of the Lesotho National Migration Development Policy which took place at the Ministry s premises in Maseru Mr Letsosa said the policy was developed with the help of the International Organization for Migration IOM and other development partners In close consultation with the International Organization for Migration the African Union Commission AUC and the Lesotho National Consultative Committee on Migration and Development NCC which is an inter ministerial and multi sectoral body that has an advisory role for the government in all aspects of migration issues the policy was developed said Mr Letsosa The Minister said that the policy aims to provide a foundation and direction for migration for development to be understood and connected in Lesotho adding that it will address the gap in migration and development policy by providing a framework for action to Nacional level In conclusion he thanked the IOM and the AUC for their unwavering support to the Lesotho government as they are the financial backers of policymaking Also speaking IOM Bureau Chief Ms Eriko Nishimura expressed her gratitude to all who contributed to the policy saying that in the era of migration related policies the Ministry of Labor developed the Policy Lesotho National Labor Migration Policy which was adopted by Cabinet in 2019 Ms Nishimura added that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Relations also developed the Lesotho National Diaspora Policy saying that the National Migration Development Policy is aligned with these other migration policies and frameworks She said Lesotho s National Migration Development Policy will address migration issues noting that it has identified 16 priority border areas and highlighted the changing migration environment tourism and migration and migration and gender She thanked the Home Secretary for her effort in ensuring the policy was adopted saying that this policy will be a guiding tool to maximize the benefits of migration and minimize the impacts of migration Ms Nishimura emphasized that IOM is fully committed to continuing to work with the Lesotho government migrants and the Basotho population to strengthen migration management and achieve development goals through effective migration management in Lesotho The Lesotho National Migration Development Policy was adopted by the Lesotho cabinet two weeks before launch
    Lesotho launches national migration development policy
      Lesotho s National Migration Development Policy will serve as the basis for the necessary regulatory framework This was said by the Minister of the Interior Mr Motlalentoa Letsosa at the launch of the Lesotho National Migration Development Policy which took place at the Ministry s premises in Maseru Mr Letsosa said the policy was developed with the help of the International Organization for Migration IOM and other development partners In close consultation with the International Organization for Migration the African Union Commission AUC and the Lesotho National Consultative Committee on Migration and Development NCC which is an inter ministerial and multi sectoral body that has an advisory role for the government in all aspects of migration issues the policy was developed said Mr Letsosa The Minister said that the policy aims to provide a foundation and direction for migration for development to be understood and connected in Lesotho adding that it will address the gap in migration and development policy by providing a framework for action to Nacional level In conclusion he thanked the IOM and the AUC for their unwavering support to the Lesotho government as they are the financial backers of policymaking Also speaking IOM Bureau Chief Ms Eriko Nishimura expressed her gratitude to all who contributed to the policy saying that in the era of migration related policies the Ministry of Labor developed the Policy Lesotho National Labor Migration Policy which was adopted by Cabinet in 2019 Ms Nishimura added that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Relations also developed the Lesotho National Diaspora Policy saying that the National Migration Development Policy is aligned with these other migration policies and frameworks She said Lesotho s National Migration Development Policy will address migration issues noting that it has identified 16 priority border areas and highlighted the changing migration environment tourism and migration and migration and gender She thanked the Home Secretary for her effort in ensuring the policy was adopted saying that this policy will be a guiding tool to maximize the benefits of migration and minimize the impacts of migration Ms Nishimura emphasized that IOM is fully committed to continuing to work with the Lesotho government migrants and the Basotho population to strengthen migration management and achieve development goals through effective migration management in Lesotho The Lesotho National Migration Development Policy was adopted by the Lesotho cabinet two weeks before launch
    Lesotho launches national migration development policy
    Africa21 hours ago

    Lesotho launches national migration development policy

    Lesotho's National Migration Development Policy will serve as the basis for the necessary regulatory framework.

    This was said by the Minister of the Interior, Mr. Motlalentoa Letsosa, at the launch of the Lesotho National Migration Development Policy, which took place at the Ministry's premises in Maseru.

    Mr Letsosa said the policy was developed with the help of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and other development partners.

    “In close consultation with the International Organization for Migration, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Lesotho National Consultative Committee on Migration and Development (NCC), which is an inter-ministerial and multi-sectoral body that has an advisory role for the government.

    in all aspects of migration issues, the policy was developed,” said Mr. Letsosa.

    The Minister said that the policy aims to provide a foundation and direction for migration for development to be understood and connected in Lesotho, adding that it will address the gap in migration and development policy by providing a framework for action to Nacional level.

    In conclusion, he thanked the IOM and the AUC for their unwavering support to the Lesotho government, as they are the financial backers of policymaking.

    Also speaking, IOM Bureau Chief Ms. Eriko Nishimura expressed her gratitude to all who contributed to the policy, saying that in the era of migration-related policies, the Ministry of Labor developed the Policy Lesotho National Labor Migration Policy, which was adopted by Cabinet in 2019.

    Ms. Nishimura added that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Relations also developed the Lesotho National Diaspora Policy, saying that the National Migration Development Policy is aligned with these other migration policies and frameworks.

    She said Lesotho's National Migration Development Policy will address migration issues, noting that it has identified 16 priority border areas and highlighted the changing migration environment, tourism and migration, and migration and gender.

    She thanked the Home Secretary for her effort in ensuring the policy was adopted, saying that this policy will be a guiding tool to maximize the benefits of migration and minimize the impacts of migration.

    Ms. Nishimura emphasized that IOM is fully committed to continuing to work with the Lesotho government, migrants and the Basotho population to strengthen migration management and achieve development goals through effective migration management in Lesotho.

    .

    The Lesotho National Migration Development Policy was adopted by the Lesotho cabinet two weeks before launch.

  •  The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development on Friday showcased some of the social investment programmes carried out to tackle poverty and ensure social inclusion in the country The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the ministry showcased the interventions at the High Level event organised on the margins of the 77th UN General Assembly in New York The event with the theme Strengthening Resilience and Sustaining Development A Humanitarian Development Peace Approach to Leaving No One Behind was attended by President Muhammadu Buhari and some top political leaders NAN reports that some of social investment programmes showcased were the Home Grown School Feeding Programme the Conditional Cash Transfer Programme the N Power Programme and the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme among others In her remarks the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development Hajia Sadiya Farouq said the humanitarian interventions programmes had been tremendously beneficial to Nigerians from all walks of life especially through the National Social Investment Programmes NSIP The NSIP is delivered through the N Power National Home Grown School Feeding Programme Conditional Cash Transfer and the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme which are anchored on TraderMoni MarketMoni and FarmerMoni and the recent Grant for Vulnerable Groups These interventions are intended to ultimately eliminate hunger build human capital and contribute to lifting a hundred million Nigerians out of poverty by 2030 as envisioned by Mr President she said In addition the minister said it would be difficult to talk about development without speaking about building human capital as it is a key pathway to restore peace and reduce poverty She said the N Power Programmes through N Agro N Tech N Creative N Build and N Skills focuses on teaching youth agricultural technological web design and animations and construction work respectively to promote self reliance We are also empowering women at the grassroot levels through various skills acquisition trainings to ensure women are no longer marginalised economically Youth women and other vulnerable groups are regularly given empowerment opportunities to build their skills and competencies for them to learn to earn and to grow she said In his remarks Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mr Martin Griffiths said Nigeria is a good example of a country with great initiatives He said Nigeria had great initiatives and potential for more sustainable solutions for internally displaced people which will allow displaced to get back on their feet The National Policy for Internally Displaced Persons in Nigeria facilitated by the Honorable Minister is showing the way for the realisation of the rights dignity and wellbeing of vulnerable populations through durable solutions to internal displacements And while I heard in January from IDPs in Bama and Damasak in Borno State of how dreadful the security situation continues to be we know that it gives hope It gives hope when local government authorities community organisations and UN agencies are able to come together and support IDPs in more sustainable manners on education integration disability rights and so forth the UN official said According to him multiple challenges remain especially when it comes to protecting civilians and many of these initiatives are still at small scale But if we can replicate and adapt these new approaches we can help chart the way forward noting that this entails a few steps of two First we need to focus on implementation and results This involves ensuring international humanitarian and development planning frameworks align with national strategies Second and crucially funding needs to be better aligned with common priorities Almost 10 months into 2022 we have only about 35 per cent covered of our financial requirements to meet urgent humanitarian needs It s time for us to work with donors and investors to break open funding siloes and find more flexible financing solutions he said Also speaking Ms Ugochi Daniels International Organisation for Migration IOM Deputy Director for Operations said Nigeria is the biggest operation of the organisation on the continent According to her IOM has staff of 1 400 across five offices and nine humanitarian hubs in the Northeast which enables all UN and NGO partners to deliver Daniels said following the launch of the National Action Plan and commitment from the highest levels of Government ther was clearly an opportunity to advance solutions to conflict and displacement Political willingness is the most important enablers for durable solutions to displacement in fragile contexts There are a few other key enablers which are needed for locally led solutions to crisis to work The first is mobilising development financing in support of large community based peace recovery and development programmes such as IOM has done with the KfW or the World Bank in Ukraine and South Sudan Development financing enables government leadership multi year timeframes and a stronger integration with national policies and planning frameworks she said The second IOM official said was catalyzing the role of the private sector to provide economic opportunities to populations residing or returning to crisis affected areas Through the Enterprise Development Fund in Iraq for example IOM capitalises local businesses to increase their capacity to recruit displaced populations returning to their homes and increase productivity overall Third we need to ensure the data we collect contributes to the objectives we want to pursue she said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    At UNGA77: Humanitarian Affairs ministry showcases social investment programmes
     The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development on Friday showcased some of the social investment programmes carried out to tackle poverty and ensure social inclusion in the country The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the ministry showcased the interventions at the High Level event organised on the margins of the 77th UN General Assembly in New York The event with the theme Strengthening Resilience and Sustaining Development A Humanitarian Development Peace Approach to Leaving No One Behind was attended by President Muhammadu Buhari and some top political leaders NAN reports that some of social investment programmes showcased were the Home Grown School Feeding Programme the Conditional Cash Transfer Programme the N Power Programme and the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme among others In her remarks the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development Hajia Sadiya Farouq said the humanitarian interventions programmes had been tremendously beneficial to Nigerians from all walks of life especially through the National Social Investment Programmes NSIP The NSIP is delivered through the N Power National Home Grown School Feeding Programme Conditional Cash Transfer and the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme which are anchored on TraderMoni MarketMoni and FarmerMoni and the recent Grant for Vulnerable Groups These interventions are intended to ultimately eliminate hunger build human capital and contribute to lifting a hundred million Nigerians out of poverty by 2030 as envisioned by Mr President she said In addition the minister said it would be difficult to talk about development without speaking about building human capital as it is a key pathway to restore peace and reduce poverty She said the N Power Programmes through N Agro N Tech N Creative N Build and N Skills focuses on teaching youth agricultural technological web design and animations and construction work respectively to promote self reliance We are also empowering women at the grassroot levels through various skills acquisition trainings to ensure women are no longer marginalised economically Youth women and other vulnerable groups are regularly given empowerment opportunities to build their skills and competencies for them to learn to earn and to grow she said In his remarks Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mr Martin Griffiths said Nigeria is a good example of a country with great initiatives He said Nigeria had great initiatives and potential for more sustainable solutions for internally displaced people which will allow displaced to get back on their feet The National Policy for Internally Displaced Persons in Nigeria facilitated by the Honorable Minister is showing the way for the realisation of the rights dignity and wellbeing of vulnerable populations through durable solutions to internal displacements And while I heard in January from IDPs in Bama and Damasak in Borno State of how dreadful the security situation continues to be we know that it gives hope It gives hope when local government authorities community organisations and UN agencies are able to come together and support IDPs in more sustainable manners on education integration disability rights and so forth the UN official said According to him multiple challenges remain especially when it comes to protecting civilians and many of these initiatives are still at small scale But if we can replicate and adapt these new approaches we can help chart the way forward noting that this entails a few steps of two First we need to focus on implementation and results This involves ensuring international humanitarian and development planning frameworks align with national strategies Second and crucially funding needs to be better aligned with common priorities Almost 10 months into 2022 we have only about 35 per cent covered of our financial requirements to meet urgent humanitarian needs It s time for us to work with donors and investors to break open funding siloes and find more flexible financing solutions he said Also speaking Ms Ugochi Daniels International Organisation for Migration IOM Deputy Director for Operations said Nigeria is the biggest operation of the organisation on the continent According to her IOM has staff of 1 400 across five offices and nine humanitarian hubs in the Northeast which enables all UN and NGO partners to deliver Daniels said following the launch of the National Action Plan and commitment from the highest levels of Government ther was clearly an opportunity to advance solutions to conflict and displacement Political willingness is the most important enablers for durable solutions to displacement in fragile contexts There are a few other key enablers which are needed for locally led solutions to crisis to work The first is mobilising development financing in support of large community based peace recovery and development programmes such as IOM has done with the KfW or the World Bank in Ukraine and South Sudan Development financing enables government leadership multi year timeframes and a stronger integration with national policies and planning frameworks she said The second IOM official said was catalyzing the role of the private sector to provide economic opportunities to populations residing or returning to crisis affected areas Through the Enterprise Development Fund in Iraq for example IOM capitalises local businesses to increase their capacity to recruit displaced populations returning to their homes and increase productivity overall Third we need to ensure the data we collect contributes to the objectives we want to pursue she said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    At UNGA77: Humanitarian Affairs ministry showcases social investment programmes
    Foreign5 days ago

    At UNGA77: Humanitarian Affairs ministry showcases social investment programmes

    The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development on Friday showcased some of the social investment programmes carried out to tackle poverty and ensure social inclusion in the country.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the ministry showcased the interventions at the High-Level event organised on the margins of the 77th UN General Assembly in New York. The event with the theme ”Strengthening Resilience and Sustaining Development: A Humanitarian Development Peace Approach to Leaving No One Behind.

    ’’ was attended by  President Muhammadu Buhari and some top political leaders.

    NAN reports that some of social investment programmes showcased were the Home-Grown School Feeding Programme, the Conditional Cash Transfer Programme, the N-Power Programme and the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme, among others.

    In her remarks, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Farouq.

    said the humanitarian interventions (programmes) had been tremendously beneficial to Nigerians from all walks of life, especially through the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP).

    “The NSIP is delivered through the N-Power, National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme, Conditional Cash Transfer and the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme, which are anchored on TraderMoni, MarketMoni and FarmerMoni, and the recent Grant for Vulnerable Groups.

    “These interventions are intended to ultimately eliminate hunger, build human capital and contribute to lifting a hundred million Nigerians out of poverty by 2030, as envisioned by Mr. President,’’ she said.

    In addition, the minister said it would be difficult to talk about development without speaking about building human capital as it is a key pathway to restore peace and reduce poverty.

    She said the N-Power Programmes through N-Agro, N-Tech, N-Creative, N-Build and N-Skills focuses on teaching youth agricultural, technological, web design and animations and construction work respectively to promote self-reliance.

    “We are also empowering women at the grassroot levels through various skills acquisition trainings to ensure women are no longer marginalised economically.

    “Youth, women and other vulnerable groups are regularly given empowerment opportunities to build their skills and competencies for them to learn, to earn and to grow,’’ she said.

    In his remarks, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr Martin Griffiths said Nigeria is a good example of a country with great initiatives.

    He said Nigeria had great initiatives and potential for more sustainable solutions for internally displaced people which will allow displaced to get back on their feet.

    “The National Policy for Internally Displaced Persons in Nigeria, facilitated by the Honorable Minister, is showing the way for the realisation of the rights, dignity and wellbeing of vulnerable populations through durable solutions to internal displacements.

    “And while I heard in January from IDPs in Bama and Damasak in Borno State of how dreadful the security situation continues to be, we know that it gives hope.

    “It gives hope when local government authorities, community organisations and UN agencies are able to come together and support IDPs in more sustainable manners on education, integration, disability rights and so forth,’’ the UN official said.

    According to him, multiple challenges remain, especially when it comes to protecting civilians and many of these initiatives are still at small scale.

    “But if we can replicate and adapt these new approaches, we can help chart the way forward,’’ noting that this entails a few steps of two “First, we need to focus on implementation and results.

    This involves ensuring international humanitarian and development planning frameworks align with national strategies.

    “Second, and crucially, funding needs to be better aligned with common priorities.

    Almost 10 months into 2022, we have only about 35 per cent covered of our financial requirements to meet urgent humanitarian needs.

    “It’s time for us to work with donors – and investors – to break open funding siloes and find more flexible financing solutions.

    ,’’ he said.

    Also speaking, Ms Ugochi Daniels, International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Deputy Director for Operations said Nigeria is the biggest operation of the organisation on the continent.

    According to her, IOM has staff of 1,400, across five offices and nine humanitarian hubs in the Northeast which enables all UN and NGO partners to deliver.

    Daniels said following the launch of the National Action Plan, and commitment from the highest levels of Government, ther was clearly an opportunity to advance solutions to conflict and displacement.

    “Political willingness is the most important enablers for durable solutions to displacement in fragile contexts.

    There are a few other key enablers which are needed for locally-led solutions to crisis to work.

    “The first is mobilising development financing in support of large community-based peace, recovery and development programmes – such as IOM has done with the KfW or the World Bank in Ukraine and South Sudan.

    “Development financing enables government leadership, multi-year timeframes and a stronger integration with national policies and planning frameworks,’’ she said.

    The second, IOM official said was catalyzing the role of the private sector to provide economic opportunities to populations residing or returning to crisis affected areas.

    “Through the ‘Enterprise Development Fund’ in Iraq, for example, IOM capitalises local businesses to increase their capacity to recruit displaced populations returning to their homes and increase productivity overall.

    “Third, we need to ensure the data we collect contributes to the objectives we want to pursue,’’ she said.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   The Home Office must be an intelligence led organization and this can only be achieved through highly trained staff processes and systems that work This was said by the Principal Secretary of the Ministry of the Interior Mr Tumelo Raboletsi when the Immigration Intelligence Training Course was officially opened in Maseru on Monday The main objective of the training is to train Immigration Officers to better manage movements at ports of entry in order to combat human trafficking and migrant smuggling Mr Raboletsi said that he believes that this course will help the ministry achieve its strategic objective which will help the ministry improve its efficiency effectiveness and consistency of government across the ministries in charge especially in immigration functions He said it is time for the country to join the ranks of other government agencies in moving forward where the Home Office can describe itself and its functions as an intelligence led organization In closing he thanked the United States government for helping his ministry modernize its immigration policies Also speaking the Program Officer of the International Organization for Migration IOM Ms Mabaruti Motsamai said that this training is an African Regional Migration Program that is implemented by IOM and is supported by the Government of the States Joined Ms Motsamai said that the objective of the program is to strengthen the capacity of governments to manage migration in a sustainable and humane manner Furthermore she said that this program is being implemented in six African countries namely Lesotho Malawi Angola Mozambique Zambia and Zimbabwe noting that Lesotho has recently joined the program She said this is an opportunity for Lesotho to demonstrate its commitment adding that cross border issues will be included in the next phase The training is led by the International Organization for Migration IOM Training Consultant Ms Patricia Bell This is a five day training course that will take place from September 19 to 23 2022 and the participants include the Director and managers of Immigration the Commissioner for Refugees Civil Registry and National Identity officers Passport Department officers and members of the Lesotho Mounted Police Services LMPS
    Immigration Intelligence is a Must- Principal Secretary
      The Home Office must be an intelligence led organization and this can only be achieved through highly trained staff processes and systems that work This was said by the Principal Secretary of the Ministry of the Interior Mr Tumelo Raboletsi when the Immigration Intelligence Training Course was officially opened in Maseru on Monday The main objective of the training is to train Immigration Officers to better manage movements at ports of entry in order to combat human trafficking and migrant smuggling Mr Raboletsi said that he believes that this course will help the ministry achieve its strategic objective which will help the ministry improve its efficiency effectiveness and consistency of government across the ministries in charge especially in immigration functions He said it is time for the country to join the ranks of other government agencies in moving forward where the Home Office can describe itself and its functions as an intelligence led organization In closing he thanked the United States government for helping his ministry modernize its immigration policies Also speaking the Program Officer of the International Organization for Migration IOM Ms Mabaruti Motsamai said that this training is an African Regional Migration Program that is implemented by IOM and is supported by the Government of the States Joined Ms Motsamai said that the objective of the program is to strengthen the capacity of governments to manage migration in a sustainable and humane manner Furthermore she said that this program is being implemented in six African countries namely Lesotho Malawi Angola Mozambique Zambia and Zimbabwe noting that Lesotho has recently joined the program She said this is an opportunity for Lesotho to demonstrate its commitment adding that cross border issues will be included in the next phase The training is led by the International Organization for Migration IOM Training Consultant Ms Patricia Bell This is a five day training course that will take place from September 19 to 23 2022 and the participants include the Director and managers of Immigration the Commissioner for Refugees Civil Registry and National Identity officers Passport Department officers and members of the Lesotho Mounted Police Services LMPS
    Immigration Intelligence is a Must- Principal Secretary
    Africa1 week ago

    Immigration Intelligence is a Must- Principal Secretary

    The Home Office must be an intelligence-led organization and this can only be achieved through highly trained staff, processes and systems that work.

    This was said by the Principal Secretary of the Ministry of the Interior, Mr. Tumelo Raboletsi, when the Immigration Intelligence Training Course was officially opened in Maseru on Monday.

    The main objective of the training is to train Immigration Officers to better manage movements at ports of entry in order to combat human trafficking and migrant smuggling.

    Mr. Raboletsi said that he believes that this course will help the ministry achieve its strategic objective which will help the ministry improve its efficiency, effectiveness and consistency of government across the ministries in charge, especially in immigration functions.

    He said it is time for the country to join the ranks of other government agencies in moving forward where the Home Office can describe itself and its functions as an intelligence-led organization.

    In closing, he thanked the United States government for helping his ministry modernize its immigration policies.

    Also speaking, the Program Officer of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Ms. Mabaruti Motsamai, said that this training is an African Regional Migration Program that is implemented by IOM and is supported by the Government of the States.

    Joined.

    Ms. Motsamai said that the objective of the program is to strengthen the capacity of governments to manage migration in a sustainable and humane manner.

    Furthermore, she said that this program is being implemented in six African countries, namely Lesotho, Malawi, Angola, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe, noting that Lesotho has recently joined the program.

    She said this is an opportunity for Lesotho to demonstrate its commitment, adding that cross-border issues will be included in the next phase.

    The training is led by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Training Consultant, Ms. Patricia Bell. This is a five-day training course that will take place from September 19 to 23, 2022 and the participants include; the Director and managers of Immigration, the Commissioner for Refugees, Civil Registry and National Identity officers, Passport Department officers and members of the Lesotho Mounted Police Services (LMPS).

  •  The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons NAPTIP on Monday held a second batch of boot camp peer review for member of states taskforces to fight human trafficking The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the five day boot camp is organised to deepen engagement of members of states taskforce in fighting human traffickers The Director General DG of NAPTIP Dr Fatima Waziri Azi in her opening remarks appreciated Expertise France International Organisation Migration IOM UNODC among others for their support that enabled the boot camp to fruition Waziri Azi said the collaboration would provide avenue to holistically assess the level of progress made by the inaugurated taskforces across the country The NAPTIP DG said although the trends and proportionality of human trafficking might differ statistics revealed that no state was free from human traffickers NAPTIP s statistical analysis from 2019 2022 revealed that 61 per cent of human trafficking cases in the country occurred internally while 39 per cent was across our borders It is an undisputable fact that what anti human trafficking stakeholders have in their hands now is a national crisis This is major reason this forum is imperative for in depth interactions among state and non state actors she said The DG who was represented by Mr Olubiyi Olusayo Director of Intelligence Research and Programme Development NAPTIP said the second phase of the boot camp was organised for 12 states It would enable NAPTIP to take stock of the impact of the taskforces at the subnational levels The states included Edo Ogun Oyo Enugu Rivers Cross River Akwa Ibom Nasarawa Plateau Kaduna Borno and Jigawa she said According to her there is no doubt that human trafficking is a dynamic and emerging crime She urged the taskforces to present and maintain a clearer picture of how human trafficking affected their communities and how traffickers were changing their tactics NAPTIP would be looking forward to receiving and studying the report that would emanate from this five day meeting she stressed Ms Abimbola Adewumi Team Leader Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling programme United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime UNODC said the boot camp was a fruitful approach to addressing trafficking in persons Adewunmi said the 2020 UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons reported that the use of internet had been integrated into the business model of traffickers The internet facilitates the luring of victims into sexual exploitation forced labour forced criminality and other purposes while also physically exploiting victims Adewunmi said There would be compendium of promising practices to help the taskforces in developing and effectively implementing own strategies to prevent and counter human trafficking The Country Project Manager Expertise France Mr Benjamin Eneanya said the need to establish states taskforces on human trafficking was due to the increasing human trafficking activities at the grassroots The four International Organisations Expertise France UNODC IOM and FIIAPP in collaboration with NAPTIP organised the Peer Review for the taskforces to enhance the system and learning This is also to document good practices identify challenges and work towards sustainable solutions as well as streamline the activities of the traffickers with the National Action Plan on Human Trafficking 2022 2026 he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Trafficking: NAPTIP holds boot camp peer review for member states’ taskforces
     The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons NAPTIP on Monday held a second batch of boot camp peer review for member of states taskforces to fight human trafficking The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the five day boot camp is organised to deepen engagement of members of states taskforce in fighting human traffickers The Director General DG of NAPTIP Dr Fatima Waziri Azi in her opening remarks appreciated Expertise France International Organisation Migration IOM UNODC among others for their support that enabled the boot camp to fruition Waziri Azi said the collaboration would provide avenue to holistically assess the level of progress made by the inaugurated taskforces across the country The NAPTIP DG said although the trends and proportionality of human trafficking might differ statistics revealed that no state was free from human traffickers NAPTIP s statistical analysis from 2019 2022 revealed that 61 per cent of human trafficking cases in the country occurred internally while 39 per cent was across our borders It is an undisputable fact that what anti human trafficking stakeholders have in their hands now is a national crisis This is major reason this forum is imperative for in depth interactions among state and non state actors she said The DG who was represented by Mr Olubiyi Olusayo Director of Intelligence Research and Programme Development NAPTIP said the second phase of the boot camp was organised for 12 states It would enable NAPTIP to take stock of the impact of the taskforces at the subnational levels The states included Edo Ogun Oyo Enugu Rivers Cross River Akwa Ibom Nasarawa Plateau Kaduna Borno and Jigawa she said According to her there is no doubt that human trafficking is a dynamic and emerging crime She urged the taskforces to present and maintain a clearer picture of how human trafficking affected their communities and how traffickers were changing their tactics NAPTIP would be looking forward to receiving and studying the report that would emanate from this five day meeting she stressed Ms Abimbola Adewumi Team Leader Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling programme United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime UNODC said the boot camp was a fruitful approach to addressing trafficking in persons Adewunmi said the 2020 UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons reported that the use of internet had been integrated into the business model of traffickers The internet facilitates the luring of victims into sexual exploitation forced labour forced criminality and other purposes while also physically exploiting victims Adewunmi said There would be compendium of promising practices to help the taskforces in developing and effectively implementing own strategies to prevent and counter human trafficking The Country Project Manager Expertise France Mr Benjamin Eneanya said the need to establish states taskforces on human trafficking was due to the increasing human trafficking activities at the grassroots The four International Organisations Expertise France UNODC IOM and FIIAPP in collaboration with NAPTIP organised the Peer Review for the taskforces to enhance the system and learning This is also to document good practices identify challenges and work towards sustainable solutions as well as streamline the activities of the traffickers with the National Action Plan on Human Trafficking 2022 2026 he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Trafficking: NAPTIP holds boot camp peer review for member states’ taskforces
    Defence/Security1 week ago

    Trafficking: NAPTIP holds boot camp peer review for member states’ taskforces

    The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons (NAPTIP) on Monday held a second batch of boot camp peer review for member of states taskforces to fight human trafficking   The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the five-day boot camp is organised to deepen engagement of members of states taskforce in fighting human traffickers.  

    The Director – General ( DG) of NAPTIP, Dr Fatima Waziri-Azi in her opening remarks, appreciated Expertise France, International Organisation Migration (IOM), UNODC among others, for their support that enabled the boot camp to fruition.  

    Waziri-Azi said the collaboration would provide avenue to holistically assess the level of progress made by the inaugurated taskforces across the country.  

    The NAPTIP DG said although the trends and proportionality of human trafficking might differ, statistics revealed that no state was free from human traffickers.  

    “NAPTIP’s statistical analysis from 2019 – 2022 revealed that 61 per cent of human trafficking cases in the country occurred internally while 39 per cent was across our borders.  

    “It is an undisputable fact that what anti – human trafficking stakeholders have in their hands now is a national crisis.

    ” This is major reason this forum is imperative for in-depth interactions among state and non-state actors,” she said.  

    The DG, who was represented by Mr Olubiyi Olusayo, Director of Intelligence, Research and Programme Development NAPTIP, said the second phase of the boot camp was organised for 12 states.  

    “It would enable NAPTIP to take stock of the impact of the taskforces at the subnational levels.  

    “The states included  Edo, Ogun, Oyo, Enugu, Rivers, Cross-River, Akwa-Ibom, Nasarawa, Plateau, Kaduna, Borno, and Jigawa,” she said.  

    According to her, there is no doubt that human trafficking is a dynamic and emerging crime.  

    She urged the taskforces to present and maintain a clearer picture of how human trafficking affected their communities and how traffickers were changing their tactics.  

    “NAPTIP would be looking forward to receiving and studying the report that would emanate from this five-day meeting,” she stressed.  

    Ms. Abimbola Adewumi, Team Leader, Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling programme, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said the boot camp was a fruitful approach to addressing trafficking in persons.  

    Adewunmi said the 2020 UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons, reported that the use of internet had been integrated into the business model of traffickers.  

    “The internet facilitates the luring of victims into sexual exploitation, forced labour, forced criminality and other purposes while also physically exploiting victims.

    ,” Adewunmi said.  

    “There would be compendium of promising practices to help the taskforces in developing and effectively implementing own strategies to prevent and counter human trafficking.

    ”   The Country Project Manager, Expertise France, Mr Benjamin Eneanya, said the need to establish states’ taskforces on human trafficking was due to the increasing human trafficking activities at the grassroots.  

    “The four International Organisations – Expertise France, UNODC, IOM and FIIAPP, in collaboration with NAPTIP, organised the Peer Review for the taskforces to enhance the system and learning.  

    “This is also to document good practices, identify challenges and work towards sustainable solutions as well as streamline the activities of the  traffickers with the National Action Plan on Human Trafficking 2022-2026,” he said.


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  •  The International Organisation for Migration IOM has lauded the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission NiDCOM for its supportive positive and corrective feedback in Diaspora engagement in capacity building The Team Lead Ms Daphn Bouteillet Paquet IOM Belgium Project Lead for the Migration of African Talents through Capacity building and Hiring MATCH said this at a review meeting with NiDCOM on Tuesday in Abuja Bouteillet Paquet had led a delegation of IOM Belgium to a review meeting with the NiDCOM Hon Abike Dabiri Erewa in Abuja The Team Lead commended the commission s contribution to MATCH s agenda in helping to evaluate the outcome of the Project She stated that the MATCH project was a 36 month initiative which kicked off on Jan 31 2020 and is funded by the European Union EU She said the project aimed at providing highly skilled talents to private sector companies whose needs for qualified staff could not be satisfied by the offer available on the EU labour market The Project Lead added that this had enabled young graduates from Nigeria and Senegal to work for companies in four EU member states She noted that as applicants register on MATCH companies from Belgium Italy The Netherlands and Luxembourg would be supported with the sourcing and recruiting of African talents from Nigeria and Senegal The scheme according to her is aimed at upscaling young migrants skills and increasing their employability while addressing EU labour market shortages and contributing in the longer term to the development of Nigeria and Senegal Bouteillet Paquet stressed that the project had implemented complementary activities such as skills development capacity building and knowledge sharing between the participating EU and African countries She stressed the need to have proper evaluation and feedback to help in the next project as the first project would be ending in December 2022 Receiving the delegation Mrs Abike Dabiri Erewa said pre departure seminars and capacity building trainings should be held for applicants of the MATCH project Dabiri Erewa who was represented by the Secretary to the Commission Dr Sule Bassi stressed that the recruiting of Nigerian talents should not be a one way street She added that it must be beneficial to the country of origin and a bilateral labour agreement should be created She however suggested that a Memorandum of Understanding be drafted for approval of parties concerned NewsSourceCredit NAN
    IOM lauds NiDCOM’s engagement in capacity building
     The International Organisation for Migration IOM has lauded the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission NiDCOM for its supportive positive and corrective feedback in Diaspora engagement in capacity building The Team Lead Ms Daphn Bouteillet Paquet IOM Belgium Project Lead for the Migration of African Talents through Capacity building and Hiring MATCH said this at a review meeting with NiDCOM on Tuesday in Abuja Bouteillet Paquet had led a delegation of IOM Belgium to a review meeting with the NiDCOM Hon Abike Dabiri Erewa in Abuja The Team Lead commended the commission s contribution to MATCH s agenda in helping to evaluate the outcome of the Project She stated that the MATCH project was a 36 month initiative which kicked off on Jan 31 2020 and is funded by the European Union EU She said the project aimed at providing highly skilled talents to private sector companies whose needs for qualified staff could not be satisfied by the offer available on the EU labour market The Project Lead added that this had enabled young graduates from Nigeria and Senegal to work for companies in four EU member states She noted that as applicants register on MATCH companies from Belgium Italy The Netherlands and Luxembourg would be supported with the sourcing and recruiting of African talents from Nigeria and Senegal The scheme according to her is aimed at upscaling young migrants skills and increasing their employability while addressing EU labour market shortages and contributing in the longer term to the development of Nigeria and Senegal Bouteillet Paquet stressed that the project had implemented complementary activities such as skills development capacity building and knowledge sharing between the participating EU and African countries She stressed the need to have proper evaluation and feedback to help in the next project as the first project would be ending in December 2022 Receiving the delegation Mrs Abike Dabiri Erewa said pre departure seminars and capacity building trainings should be held for applicants of the MATCH project Dabiri Erewa who was represented by the Secretary to the Commission Dr Sule Bassi stressed that the recruiting of Nigerian talents should not be a one way street She added that it must be beneficial to the country of origin and a bilateral labour agreement should be created She however suggested that a Memorandum of Understanding be drafted for approval of parties concerned NewsSourceCredit NAN
    IOM lauds NiDCOM’s engagement in capacity building
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    IOM lauds NiDCOM’s engagement in capacity building

    The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has lauded the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, (NiDCOM) for its supportive, positive and corrective feedback in Diaspora engagement in capacity building.

    The Team Lead Ms. Daphné Bouteillet-Paquet, IOM Belgium, Project Lead for the Migration of African Talents through Capacity building and Hiring (MATCH) said this at a review meeting with NiDCOM on Tuesday in Abuja.

    Bouteillet-Paquet had led a delegation of IOM Belgium to a review meeting with the NiDCOM Hon.  Abike Dabiri-Erewa in Abuja.

    The Team Lead commended the commission’s contribution to MATCH’s agenda in helping  to evaluate the outcome of the Project.

    She stated that the MATCH project was a 36- month initiative which kicked off on Jan. 31, 2020 and is funded by the European Union (EU).

    She said the project aimed at providing highly skilled talents to private sector companies whose needs for qualified staff could not be satisfied by the offer available on the EU labour market.

    The Project Lead added that this had enabled young graduates from Nigeria and Senegal to work for companies in four EU member states.

    She noted that as applicants register on MATCH, companies from Belgium, Italy, The Netherlands and Luxembourg would be supported with the sourcing and recruiting of African talents from Nigeria and  Senegal.

    The scheme, according to her, is aimed at upscaling young migrants’ skills and increasing their employability, while addressing EU labour market shortages and contributing, in the longer term, to the development of Nigeria and Senegal.

    Bouteillet-Paquet stressed that the project had implemented complementary activities such as skills development, capacity building and knowledge sharing between the participating EU and African countries.

    She stressed the need to have proper evaluation and feedback to help in the next project, as the first project would be ending in December, 2022. Receiving the delegation, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa said  pre-departure seminars and capacity building trainings should be held for applicants of the MATCH project.

    Dabiri-Erewa who was represented by the Secretary to the Commission,  Dr. Sule  Bassi, stressed that the recruiting of Nigerian talents should not be a one way street.

    She added that,  it must be beneficial to the country of origin and a bilateral labour agreement should be created.

    She, however, suggested that a Memorandum of Understanding be drafted for approval of parties concerned.


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  •  The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons NAPTIP on Friday trained the Heads of Anti Trafficking Units of the Nigeria Police Force across the country on best ways and effective tips to combat human trafficking The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the training took place at the Dover Hotel Ikeja Lagos Mr Arinze Orakwe Director of Training and Manpower Development NAPTIP in his opening remarks said that the programme was part of Initiatives to develop the capacity of Police across the 36 states including the Federal Capital Territory FCT Abuja Orakwe also said that the training was to remind participants of their specific and general role as the Nigeria Police Force and as chief law enforcement agency in the country This is a programme designed by the Director General of NAPTIP to build synergy with the police and also to erect structures within communities that are tuned to demands of trafficking NAPTIP just has nine zonal offices about eight state offices and liaison offices It is still not enough compared to Police with presence in the 774 local governments areas So we really need the Police and that is why we have identified these trafficking units and training of the personnel to identify trafficking in persons victims protocols referrals protocols for return integration and communication Trafficking of persons has one definition as given by United Nations because those are the specific demands that are made of the agency and we need to make them to understand this he added The NAPTIP official noted that combating trafficking was most important for the survival of the nation He added that the training was to equally make participants understand different measures to handle trafficking related cases What NAPTIP has done with the support of ECOWAS is to invite other countries in the West Coast to enact similar laws set up similar agencies like we have same in Ghana Gambia Niger International organisations are helping us populate similar decision in West African region Speaking Bertha Ngurulu Project Officer Counter Trafficking and Mixed Migration with the Inter Organisation for Migration IOM said that there was need for collaboration and partnership of stakeholders to provide comprehensive assistance to victims of trafficking in the areas of investigation and prosecution Ngurulu called on citizens particularly youths being offered job or study abroad in foreign countries for greener pastures to be careful in order not to fall victim of trafficking According to her some countries in the Middle East are known for exploitation and a certain group of young girls in a nationality are usually targeted Therefore it s an indicator that trafficking is involved The message for everyone particularly young people seeking greener pastures abroad is that whenever they are in doubt of any offer and do not have adequate or genuine information on where they are going they should please reach out to NAPTIP It is most important so that they can be guided For example when you re being offered a job that you don t have the requirements and not qualified to get know there s more to it she added Meanwhile Mr Bello Omotosho Technical Advisor in charge of Component One of Governance Component Action Against Trafficking In Persons and Smuggling of Migrants A TIPSOM described the programme as holistic approach against trafficking Omotosho said that no fewer than 60 participants were taking part in the A TIPSOM a project funded by European Union and Implemented by International and Ibero American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies FIIAPP He added that it was collaborating with IOM to support the NAPTIP to train the Heads of Anti Human Trafficking Units of the Nigeria Police Force from the 36 States of the Federation FCT and the FCID He said that the platform also provided an enabling environment for stakeholders to henceforth work together and relate with one another on the fight against trafficking According to him capacity of the heads of Anti Trafficking Units of the Nigeria Police Force have been built and equiped with relevant skills to respond in a timely manner to cases that come to their knowledge The essence of this training is to ensure that the existing inter agency rivalry between NAPTIP and the Nigerian Police in the area of combating trafficking is bridged to a point where they are able to work together respond to the issues and assist victims of this crime Our expectations is that part of the fall out from this training is that we will be able to see that cases are being referred and feedbacks are also being provided as part of commitment from the participants he added Omotosho expressed confidence that the programme would be continuous We are hoping to replicate the same with the Nigeria Immigration Service NIS whereby we have NIS the Police and NAPTIP even Civil Society Organisations collaborate The NIS is always at the border and can easily detect the crime when it has to do with cross border trafficking and refer to either NAPTIP or Police knowing fully well that NAPTIP s presence is limited We also have a body that is supporting NAPTIP in this fight called Network of Society Coalition Against Trafficking and Abuse So with all these collaboration there is no hiding place for the perpetrators of this crime he said www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NAPTIP trains Heads of Anti-Trafficking Units on combating crime
     The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons NAPTIP on Friday trained the Heads of Anti Trafficking Units of the Nigeria Police Force across the country on best ways and effective tips to combat human trafficking The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the training took place at the Dover Hotel Ikeja Lagos Mr Arinze Orakwe Director of Training and Manpower Development NAPTIP in his opening remarks said that the programme was part of Initiatives to develop the capacity of Police across the 36 states including the Federal Capital Territory FCT Abuja Orakwe also said that the training was to remind participants of their specific and general role as the Nigeria Police Force and as chief law enforcement agency in the country This is a programme designed by the Director General of NAPTIP to build synergy with the police and also to erect structures within communities that are tuned to demands of trafficking NAPTIP just has nine zonal offices about eight state offices and liaison offices It is still not enough compared to Police with presence in the 774 local governments areas So we really need the Police and that is why we have identified these trafficking units and training of the personnel to identify trafficking in persons victims protocols referrals protocols for return integration and communication Trafficking of persons has one definition as given by United Nations because those are the specific demands that are made of the agency and we need to make them to understand this he added The NAPTIP official noted that combating trafficking was most important for the survival of the nation He added that the training was to equally make participants understand different measures to handle trafficking related cases What NAPTIP has done with the support of ECOWAS is to invite other countries in the West Coast to enact similar laws set up similar agencies like we have same in Ghana Gambia Niger International organisations are helping us populate similar decision in West African region Speaking Bertha Ngurulu Project Officer Counter Trafficking and Mixed Migration with the Inter Organisation for Migration IOM said that there was need for collaboration and partnership of stakeholders to provide comprehensive assistance to victims of trafficking in the areas of investigation and prosecution Ngurulu called on citizens particularly youths being offered job or study abroad in foreign countries for greener pastures to be careful in order not to fall victim of trafficking According to her some countries in the Middle East are known for exploitation and a certain group of young girls in a nationality are usually targeted Therefore it s an indicator that trafficking is involved The message for everyone particularly young people seeking greener pastures abroad is that whenever they are in doubt of any offer and do not have adequate or genuine information on where they are going they should please reach out to NAPTIP It is most important so that they can be guided For example when you re being offered a job that you don t have the requirements and not qualified to get know there s more to it she added Meanwhile Mr Bello Omotosho Technical Advisor in charge of Component One of Governance Component Action Against Trafficking In Persons and Smuggling of Migrants A TIPSOM described the programme as holistic approach against trafficking Omotosho said that no fewer than 60 participants were taking part in the A TIPSOM a project funded by European Union and Implemented by International and Ibero American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies FIIAPP He added that it was collaborating with IOM to support the NAPTIP to train the Heads of Anti Human Trafficking Units of the Nigeria Police Force from the 36 States of the Federation FCT and the FCID He said that the platform also provided an enabling environment for stakeholders to henceforth work together and relate with one another on the fight against trafficking According to him capacity of the heads of Anti Trafficking Units of the Nigeria Police Force have been built and equiped with relevant skills to respond in a timely manner to cases that come to their knowledge The essence of this training is to ensure that the existing inter agency rivalry between NAPTIP and the Nigerian Police in the area of combating trafficking is bridged to a point where they are able to work together respond to the issues and assist victims of this crime Our expectations is that part of the fall out from this training is that we will be able to see that cases are being referred and feedbacks are also being provided as part of commitment from the participants he added Omotosho expressed confidence that the programme would be continuous We are hoping to replicate the same with the Nigeria Immigration Service NIS whereby we have NIS the Police and NAPTIP even Civil Society Organisations collaborate The NIS is always at the border and can easily detect the crime when it has to do with cross border trafficking and refer to either NAPTIP or Police knowing fully well that NAPTIP s presence is limited We also have a body that is supporting NAPTIP in this fight called Network of Society Coalition Against Trafficking and Abuse So with all these collaboration there is no hiding place for the perpetrators of this crime he said www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
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    NAPTIP trains Heads of Anti-Trafficking Units on combating crime

    The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) on Friday trained the Heads of Anti-Trafficking Units of the Nigeria Police Force across the country on best ways and effective tips to combat human trafficking.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the training took place at the Dover Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos.

    Mr Arinze Orakwe, Director of Training and Manpower Development, NAPTIP, in his opening remarks, said that the programme was part of Initiatives to develop the capacity of Police across the 36 states including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

    Orakwe also said that the training was to remind participants of their specific and general role as the Nigeria Police Force and as chief law enforcement agency in the country .

    “This is a programme designed by the Director-General of NAPTIP to build synergy with the police and also to erect structures within communities that are tuned to demands of trafficking.

    “NAPTIP just has nine zonal offices, about eight state offices and liaison offices.

    It is still not enough compared to Police, with presence in the 774 local governments areas.

    “So, we really need the Police and that is why we have identified these trafficking units and training of the personnel to identify trafficking in persons, victims, protocols, referrals, protocols for return, integration and communication.

    “Trafficking of persons has one definition as given by United Nations because those are the specific demands that are made of the agency and we need to make them to understand this,” he added.

    The NAPTIP official noted that combating trafficking was most important for the survival of the nation.

    He added that the training was to equally make participants understand different measures to handle trafficking related cases.

    “What NAPTIP has done with the support of ECOWAS is to invite other countries in the West Coast to enact similar laws, set up similar agencies like we have same in Ghana, Gambia, Niger.

    “International organisations are helping us populate similar decision in West African region.

    ”Speaking, Bertha Ngurulu, Project Officer, Counter Trafficking and Mixed Migration with the Inter Organisation for Migration (IOM),  said that there was need for collaboration and partnership of stakeholders to provide comprehensive assistance to victims of trafficking in the areas of investigation and prosecution.

    Ngurulu called on citizens, particularly youths,  being offered job or study abroad in foreign countries for greener pastures to be careful in order not to fall victim of trafficking.

    According to her, some countries in the Middle East are known for exploitation and a certain group of young girls in a nationality are usually targeted.

    “Therefore, it’s an indicator that trafficking is involved.

    “The message for everyone, particularly young people, seeking greener pastures abroad is that whenever they are in doubt of any offer and do not have adequate or genuine information on where they are going, they should please reach out to NAPTIP.

    “It is most important so that they can be guided.

    “For example, when you’re being offered a job that you don’t have the requirements and not qualified to get, know there’s more to it,” she added.

    Meanwhile, Mr Bello Omotosho, Technical Advisor in charge of Component One of Governance Component, Action Against Trafficking In Persons and Smuggling of Migrants (A-TIPSOM), described the programme as holistic approach against trafficking.

    Omotosho said that no fewer than 60 participants were taking part in the A-TIPSOM, a project funded by European Union and Implemented by International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP).

    He added that it was collaborating with IOM to support the NAPTIP to train the Heads of Anti-Human Trafficking Units of the Nigeria Police Force from the 36 States of the Federation, FCT and   the FCID.

    He said that the platform also provided an enabling environment for stakeholders to henceforth work together and relate with one another on the fight against trafficking.

    According to him, capacity of the heads of Anti-Trafficking Units of the Nigeria Police Force have been built and equiped with relevant skills to respond in a timely manner to cases that come to their knowledge.

    “The essence of this training is to ensure that the existing inter agency rivalry between NAPTIP and the Nigerian Police in the area of combating trafficking is bridged to a point where they are able to work together, respond to the issues and assist victims of this crime.

    “Our expectations is that part of the fall out  from this training is that we will be able to see that cases are being referred and feedbacks are also being provided as part of commitment from the participants,” he added.

    Omotosho expressed confidence that the programme would be continuous.

    “We are hoping to replicate the same with the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) whereby we have NIS, the Police and NAPTIP, even Civil Society Organisations, collaborate.

    “The NIS is always at the border and can easily detect the crime when it has to do with cross border trafficking and refer to either NAPTIP or Police, knowing fully well that NAPTIP’s presence is limited.

    “We also have a body that is supporting NAPTIP in this fight called Network of Society Coalition Against Trafficking and Abuse.

    “So, with all these collaboration, there is no hiding place for the perpetrators of this crime,” he said.

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  •   Migrants returning home often face significant obstacles in rebuilding their lives When her situation in Egypt became too difficult Fatima decided to return to Sudan her homeland With the help of the UN she has started a small business and supports her family After her husband left her Fatima 49 became the main breadwinner for her four daughters Motivated by the desire to ensure a better future for them she immigrated to Egypt in 2017 taking her two youngest children with her I took it one step at a time but I always had the mindset of trying to be successful for my daughters she says Leaving my older daughters behind was one of the hardest decisions I had to make Once in Egypt Fatima barely managed to get by with short term jobs as most employers would not hire her due to her age They told me that she was too old and that she was not in shape and when my daughter who was 17 at the time applied for a job they told her that she was too young says Fatima Before the onset of COVID 19 migrants in Egypt and elsewhere were already vulnerable This got worse after the pandemic and Fatima and her daughters struggled to make ends meet We suffered even more and there was no one to help us Fatima recalls Reintegration assistance provided by the UN Through the Sudanese community in Egypt Fatima learned about the UN Migration Agency IOM Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Program and realized that returning to Sudan was an option viable In June 2021 IOM arranged for the return of Fatima and other Sudanese citizens stranded in Egypt After arriving in Sudan Fatima was one of those who received cash reintegration assistance which enabled her to meet her needs in the economic and social dimensions of reintegration Sudan continues to face several overlapping challenges including internal population displacement caused by conflict climate and socio cultural conditions leading to high levels of food insecurity The socioeconomic impact of COVID 19 worsened already rising prices for staple foods medicines and other basic goods rising unemployment and falling exports A successful businesswoman However with the help she received from Fatima she was able to set up a small business IOM also helped her enroll in the national health insurance which covered her and her two daughters who received support to continue her education through the programme Cash assistance provided by IOM Sudan proved to be a quick and flexible way to help her reintegrate This method of support allows her and others in her situation to choose which business they want to start Fatima had noticed the sale of utensils It took me less than a month to receive assistance which made me even more determined to start a business of my own she says She bought some household items at a wholesale market to sell to the women in her community who soon became her clients To further expand her business Fatima also began selling cooked meals to her neighborhood health center which lacked a cafeteria for patients and visitors My businesses are doing well she says and now I can support my daughters Going back to Sudan was the best thing I could have done
    A successful return home to Sudan
      Migrants returning home often face significant obstacles in rebuilding their lives When her situation in Egypt became too difficult Fatima decided to return to Sudan her homeland With the help of the UN she has started a small business and supports her family After her husband left her Fatima 49 became the main breadwinner for her four daughters Motivated by the desire to ensure a better future for them she immigrated to Egypt in 2017 taking her two youngest children with her I took it one step at a time but I always had the mindset of trying to be successful for my daughters she says Leaving my older daughters behind was one of the hardest decisions I had to make Once in Egypt Fatima barely managed to get by with short term jobs as most employers would not hire her due to her age They told me that she was too old and that she was not in shape and when my daughter who was 17 at the time applied for a job they told her that she was too young says Fatima Before the onset of COVID 19 migrants in Egypt and elsewhere were already vulnerable This got worse after the pandemic and Fatima and her daughters struggled to make ends meet We suffered even more and there was no one to help us Fatima recalls Reintegration assistance provided by the UN Through the Sudanese community in Egypt Fatima learned about the UN Migration Agency IOM Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Program and realized that returning to Sudan was an option viable In June 2021 IOM arranged for the return of Fatima and other Sudanese citizens stranded in Egypt After arriving in Sudan Fatima was one of those who received cash reintegration assistance which enabled her to meet her needs in the economic and social dimensions of reintegration Sudan continues to face several overlapping challenges including internal population displacement caused by conflict climate and socio cultural conditions leading to high levels of food insecurity The socioeconomic impact of COVID 19 worsened already rising prices for staple foods medicines and other basic goods rising unemployment and falling exports A successful businesswoman However with the help she received from Fatima she was able to set up a small business IOM also helped her enroll in the national health insurance which covered her and her two daughters who received support to continue her education through the programme Cash assistance provided by IOM Sudan proved to be a quick and flexible way to help her reintegrate This method of support allows her and others in her situation to choose which business they want to start Fatima had noticed the sale of utensils It took me less than a month to receive assistance which made me even more determined to start a business of my own she says She bought some household items at a wholesale market to sell to the women in her community who soon became her clients To further expand her business Fatima also began selling cooked meals to her neighborhood health center which lacked a cafeteria for patients and visitors My businesses are doing well she says and now I can support my daughters Going back to Sudan was the best thing I could have done
    A successful return home to Sudan
    Africa3 weeks ago

    A successful return home to Sudan

    Migrants returning home often face significant obstacles in rebuilding their lives.

    When her situation in Egypt became too difficult, Fatima decided to return to Sudan, her homeland.

    With the help of the UN, she has started a small business and supports her family.

    After her husband left her, Fatima, 49, became the main breadwinner for her four daughters.

    Motivated by the desire to ensure a better future for them, she immigrated to Egypt in 2017, taking her two youngest children with her.

    “I took it one step at a time, but I always had the mindset of trying to be successful for my daughters,” she says.

    “Leaving my older daughters behind was one of the hardest decisions I had to make.” Once in Egypt, Fatima barely managed to get by with short-term jobs, as most employers would not hire her due to her age.

    “They told me that she was too old and that she was not in shape, and when my daughter, who was 17 at the time, applied for a job, they told her that she was too young,” says Fatima.

    Before the onset of COVID-19, migrants in Egypt and elsewhere were already vulnerable.

    This got worse after the pandemic, and Fatima and her daughters struggled to make ends meet.

    "We suffered even more and there was no one to help us," Fatima recalls.

    Reintegration assistance provided by the UN Through the Sudanese community in Egypt, Fatima learned about the UN Migration Agency (IOM) Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Program and realized that returning to Sudan was an option.

    viable.

    In June 2021, IOM arranged for the return of Fatima and other Sudanese citizens stranded in Egypt.

    After arriving in Sudan, Fatima was one of those who received cash reintegration assistance, which enabled her to meet her needs in the economic and social dimensions of reintegration.

    Sudan continues to face several overlapping challenges, including internal population displacement caused by conflict, climate, and socio-cultural conditions, leading to high levels of food insecurity.

    The socioeconomic impact of COVID-19 worsened already rising prices for staple foods, medicines and other basic goods, rising unemployment and falling exports.

    A successful businesswoman However, with the help she received from Fatima, she was able to set up a small business.

    IOM also helped her enroll in the national health insurance, which covered her and her two daughters, who received support to continue her education through the programme.

    Cash assistance provided by IOM Sudan proved to be a quick and flexible way to help her reintegrate.

    This method of support allows her and others in her situation to choose which business they want to start.

    Fatima had noticed the sale of utensils.

    “It took me less than a month to receive assistance, which made me even more determined to start a business of my own,” she says.

    She bought some household items at a wholesale market to sell to the women in her community, who soon became her clients.

    To further expand her business, Fatima also began selling cooked meals to her neighborhood health center, which lacked a cafeteria for patients and visitors.

    “My businesses are doing well,” she says, “and now I can support my daughters.

    Going back to Sudan was the best thing I could have done.”

  •   Thousands of Senegalese have been forced to flee their homes and seek refuge in The Gambia after fighting broke out earlier this year in separatist occupied parts of Senegal The UN is providing psychological support to many of the displaced who face the fact that returning home is an uncertain prospect When conflict broke out in the Senegalese village of Kaddy in early April she was forced to leave her belongings behind to save her family We lost everything When we left we couldn t take anything with us Our animals our food everything was destroyed in the fight Together with her husband and her seven children Kaddy fled north to Gambia eventually reaching a small village in the Janack district in an area popularly known as Foni Left with nothing Kaddy and her family had to rely on the hospitality of the local community for food and shelter We feel like a burden to the other communities that help us laments Kaddy We are ashamed to be taken care of but we have no choice Kaddy is among thousands of Senegalese who were forced to flee to Gambia according to the country s National Disaster Management Agency after clashes broke out along the Gambia Senegal border in territory occupied by the separatist Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance MFDC Another 6 200 Gambians have been internally displaced and a further 8 500 affected in host communities according to the Gambia s National Disaster Management Agency by the conflict which dates back four decades Post Traumatic Stress Awareness Recognizing the significant impact of conflict on the well being of displaced people the International Organization for Migration IOMOpens in a new window mobilized its expertise to provide mental health and psychosocial support In collaboration with Fundaci n Activistas Solidarios IOM deployed a mobile psychosocial team made up of a psychologist two social workers an educator and a community mobilizer to provide direct services to affected populations A key approach the mobile team is employing is psychoeducation in which volunteers meet and engage communities to discuss mental health issues and potential signs and symptoms of stress The purpose is to raise awareness about the experiences of people who have gone through post traumatic stress or who have been negatively affected by the change in environment brought about by the crisis said Salom n Correa General Director of Fundaci n Activistas Solidarios These sessions held in groups take advantage of traditional socio cultural activities such as regular attaya tea sessions to facilitate discussions We can teach them coping mechanisms during arguments says Amie a volunteer psychologist After educating them about possible signs and symptoms of mental health issues they are often very interested in talking to us in private Through psychoeducation sessions the mobile team can identify people with specific mental health needs that require further attention and make follow up visits or referrals as needed This is one of the things that helps me the most in my daily life Fatou is one of many who have benefited from dedicated and personalized counseling sessions A Gambian who previously lived in Casamance with her Senegalese husband her entire family fled when the conflict broke out Fatou left her house abruptly and did not have time to collect her belongings as she was concerned about safely evacuating her 10 children one of whom has a physical disability For more than two months she has been living in her uncle s compound in Janack Fatou has resorted to odd jobs including providing labor on farms during harvest to sell produce on behalf of farmers to make ends meet However the stress of keeping her family in a new environment coupled with resurfacing painful memories of the shootings she witnessed has had a negative impact on her mental well being To date this is one of the things that is helping me the most in my daily life Fatou says of the psychosocial support she has received I am very happy to speak with them the mobile team and share my feelings and problems without hesitation Fatou s sessions with the mobile team have helped give him a sense of mutual solidarity with other people who have been displaced It helps me to know that we are not alone in this No end in sight Months after the outbreak of the conflict there seems to be no end in sight We re not sure if it s okay for us to come back or not Right now we have no idea says Fatou Psychosocial support is helping those most affected to cope with the drastic changes in their lives and to pick up the pieces that were left behind As Kaddy shares Just being able to talk to someone alone about our struggles in this crisis really lifts us up It helps us feel a little more comfortable even though there is no certainty about the future Since participating in these sessions I have worried less agrees Fatou In a world where mental health often takes a backseat the work of the six person mobile psychosocial team demonstrates the benefits of prioritizing mental health needs
    Coping with the trauma of displacement in The Gambia
      Thousands of Senegalese have been forced to flee their homes and seek refuge in The Gambia after fighting broke out earlier this year in separatist occupied parts of Senegal The UN is providing psychological support to many of the displaced who face the fact that returning home is an uncertain prospect When conflict broke out in the Senegalese village of Kaddy in early April she was forced to leave her belongings behind to save her family We lost everything When we left we couldn t take anything with us Our animals our food everything was destroyed in the fight Together with her husband and her seven children Kaddy fled north to Gambia eventually reaching a small village in the Janack district in an area popularly known as Foni Left with nothing Kaddy and her family had to rely on the hospitality of the local community for food and shelter We feel like a burden to the other communities that help us laments Kaddy We are ashamed to be taken care of but we have no choice Kaddy is among thousands of Senegalese who were forced to flee to Gambia according to the country s National Disaster Management Agency after clashes broke out along the Gambia Senegal border in territory occupied by the separatist Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance MFDC Another 6 200 Gambians have been internally displaced and a further 8 500 affected in host communities according to the Gambia s National Disaster Management Agency by the conflict which dates back four decades Post Traumatic Stress Awareness Recognizing the significant impact of conflict on the well being of displaced people the International Organization for Migration IOMOpens in a new window mobilized its expertise to provide mental health and psychosocial support In collaboration with Fundaci n Activistas Solidarios IOM deployed a mobile psychosocial team made up of a psychologist two social workers an educator and a community mobilizer to provide direct services to affected populations A key approach the mobile team is employing is psychoeducation in which volunteers meet and engage communities to discuss mental health issues and potential signs and symptoms of stress The purpose is to raise awareness about the experiences of people who have gone through post traumatic stress or who have been negatively affected by the change in environment brought about by the crisis said Salom n Correa General Director of Fundaci n Activistas Solidarios These sessions held in groups take advantage of traditional socio cultural activities such as regular attaya tea sessions to facilitate discussions We can teach them coping mechanisms during arguments says Amie a volunteer psychologist After educating them about possible signs and symptoms of mental health issues they are often very interested in talking to us in private Through psychoeducation sessions the mobile team can identify people with specific mental health needs that require further attention and make follow up visits or referrals as needed This is one of the things that helps me the most in my daily life Fatou is one of many who have benefited from dedicated and personalized counseling sessions A Gambian who previously lived in Casamance with her Senegalese husband her entire family fled when the conflict broke out Fatou left her house abruptly and did not have time to collect her belongings as she was concerned about safely evacuating her 10 children one of whom has a physical disability For more than two months she has been living in her uncle s compound in Janack Fatou has resorted to odd jobs including providing labor on farms during harvest to sell produce on behalf of farmers to make ends meet However the stress of keeping her family in a new environment coupled with resurfacing painful memories of the shootings she witnessed has had a negative impact on her mental well being To date this is one of the things that is helping me the most in my daily life Fatou says of the psychosocial support she has received I am very happy to speak with them the mobile team and share my feelings and problems without hesitation Fatou s sessions with the mobile team have helped give him a sense of mutual solidarity with other people who have been displaced It helps me to know that we are not alone in this No end in sight Months after the outbreak of the conflict there seems to be no end in sight We re not sure if it s okay for us to come back or not Right now we have no idea says Fatou Psychosocial support is helping those most affected to cope with the drastic changes in their lives and to pick up the pieces that were left behind As Kaddy shares Just being able to talk to someone alone about our struggles in this crisis really lifts us up It helps us feel a little more comfortable even though there is no certainty about the future Since participating in these sessions I have worried less agrees Fatou In a world where mental health often takes a backseat the work of the six person mobile psychosocial team demonstrates the benefits of prioritizing mental health needs
    Coping with the trauma of displacement in The Gambia
    Africa4 weeks ago

    Coping with the trauma of displacement in The Gambia

    Thousands of Senegalese have been forced to flee their homes and seek refuge in The Gambia, after fighting broke out earlier this year in separatist-occupied parts of Senegal.

    The UN is providing psychological support to many of the displaced, who face the fact that returning home is an uncertain prospect.

    When conflict broke out in the Senegalese village of Kaddy in early April, she was forced to leave her belongings behind to save her family.

    “We lost everything.

    When we left, we couldn't take anything with us.

    Our animals, our food; everything was destroyed in the fight.” Together with her husband and her seven children, Kaddy fled north to Gambia, eventually reaching a small village in the Janack district, in an area popularly known as 'Foni'.

    Left with nothing, Kaddy and her family had to rely on the hospitality of the local community for food and shelter.

    “We feel like a burden to the other communities that help us,” laments Kaddy.

    "We are ashamed to be 'taken care of', but we have no choice."

    Kaddy is among thousands of Senegalese who were forced to flee to Gambia, according to the country's National Disaster Management Agency, after clashes broke out along the Gambia-Senegal border in territory occupied by the separatist Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance (MFDC).

    Another 6,200 Gambians have been internally displaced, and a further 8,500 affected in host communities, according to the Gambia's National Disaster Management Agency, by the conflict, which dates back four decades.

    Post Traumatic Stress Awareness Recognizing the significant impact of conflict on the well-being of displaced people, the International Organization for Migration (IOMOpens in a new window) mobilized its expertise to provide mental health and psychosocial support.

    In collaboration with Fundación Activistas Solidarios, IOM deployed a mobile psychosocial team, made up of a psychologist, two social workers, an educator and a community mobilizer, to provide direct services to affected populations.

    A key approach the mobile team is employing is psychoeducation, in which volunteers meet and engage communities to discuss mental health issues and potential signs and symptoms of stress.

    “The purpose is to raise awareness about the experiences of people who have gone through post-traumatic stress or who have been negatively affected by the change in environment brought about by the crisis,” said Salomón Correa, General Director of Fundación Activistas Solidarios.

    These sessions, held in groups, take advantage of traditional socio-cultural activities, such as regular attaya (tea) sessions, to facilitate discussions.

    “We can teach them coping mechanisms during arguments,” says Amie, a volunteer psychologist.

    “After educating them about possible signs and symptoms of mental health issues, they are often very interested in talking to us in private.” Through psychoeducation sessions, the mobile team can identify people with specific mental health needs that require further attention and make follow-up visits or referrals as needed.

    'This is one of the things that helps me the most in my daily life' Fatou is one of many who have benefited from dedicated and personalized counseling sessions.

    A Gambian who previously lived in Casamance with her Senegalese husband, her entire family fled when the conflict broke out.

    Fatou left her house abruptly and did not have time to collect her belongings, as she was concerned about safely evacuating her 10 children, one of whom has a physical disability.

    For more than two months, she has been living in her uncle's compound in Janack.

    Fatou has resorted to odd jobs, including providing labor on farms during harvest to sell produce on behalf of farmers to make ends meet.

    However, the stress of keeping her family in a new environment, coupled with resurfacing painful memories of the shootings she witnessed, has had a negative impact on her mental well-being.

    “To date, this is one of the things that is helping me the most in my daily life,” Fatou says of the psychosocial support she has received.

    “I am very happy to speak with them [the mobile team] and share my feelings and problems without hesitation.” Fatou's sessions with the mobile team have helped give him a sense of mutual solidarity with other people who have been displaced: "It helps me to know that we are not alone in this."

    No end in sight Months after the outbreak of the conflict, there seems to be no end in sight.

    "We're not sure if it's okay for us to come back or not.

    Right now, we have no idea,” says Fatou.

    Psychosocial support is helping those most affected to cope with the drastic changes in their lives and to pick up the pieces that were left behind.

    As Kaddy shares, “Just being able to talk to someone alone about our struggles in this crisis really lifts us up.

    It helps us feel a little more comfortable even though there is no certainty about the future.” “Since participating in these sessions, I have worried less,” agrees Fatou.

    In a world where mental health often takes a backseat, the work of the six-person mobile psychosocial team demonstrates the benefits of prioritizing mental health needs.

  •   Torrential rains have caused unprecedented flooding in Chad affecting more than 340 000 people living in 55 000 households exceeding last year s figure of more than 250 000 affected according to a report released Friday by the UN humanitarian coordination office OCHA Rising rivers have destroyed nearly 2 700 hectares of crops and farmland as well as hundreds of homes while last month s record rains threaten food security and livelihoods Data collection The International Organization for Migration IOM is supporting national and humanitarian efforts to address the emergency and provide urgent aid to those most affected Through its Displacement Tracking Matrix DTM the agency is working with local authorities and stakeholders to develop and implement a flood data collection mechanism to capture the extent of the flood and the number of victims including the displaced The data collected will include information on the impacts of the floods on key populations and infrastructure such as houses schools and health centers as well as information on the profiles of the affected populations and their primary needs to better inform the humanitarian response said Yakin Mwanza of IOM DTM Coordinator in Chad The new mechanism will include an information sharing platform to enable key stakeholders and informants to report and publish useful flood data on a regular basis This new flood data collection mechanism will be implemented by cluster actors and local authorities and will be activated each year during the flood season to inform life saving responses in the early stage of flooding he added Record rainfall Although parts of Chad face heavy rain each year the rainfall observed in 2022 is unprecedented according to the IOM Extreme weather patterns illustrate the adverse effect of climate change on the region They are characterized by increased storm events and a higher degree of variability leading to stronger flash floods with devastating consequences for populations especially in rural areas As the rains continue we expect more people to be displaced IOM official Funding limited Despite the urgency of the situation assistance such as shelter food and non food items for those most affected continues to be hampered by a inadequate financing The rainy season lasts until October but the humanitarian situation we are witnessing now is already critical said IOM Chad Chief of Mission Anne Kathrin Schaefer As the rains continue we expect more people to be displaced but all humanitarian actors are already running out of emergency stocks to help people As of this month humanitarian actors on the ground have received only 33 of the humanitarian funding needed for Chad for 2022 In a joint flash appeal the Government of Chad and the humanitarian community are requesting 5 2 million to provide shelter essential items and protection to people affected by the floods
    Chad: Record floods affect more than 340,000 people
      Torrential rains have caused unprecedented flooding in Chad affecting more than 340 000 people living in 55 000 households exceeding last year s figure of more than 250 000 affected according to a report released Friday by the UN humanitarian coordination office OCHA Rising rivers have destroyed nearly 2 700 hectares of crops and farmland as well as hundreds of homes while last month s record rains threaten food security and livelihoods Data collection The International Organization for Migration IOM is supporting national and humanitarian efforts to address the emergency and provide urgent aid to those most affected Through its Displacement Tracking Matrix DTM the agency is working with local authorities and stakeholders to develop and implement a flood data collection mechanism to capture the extent of the flood and the number of victims including the displaced The data collected will include information on the impacts of the floods on key populations and infrastructure such as houses schools and health centers as well as information on the profiles of the affected populations and their primary needs to better inform the humanitarian response said Yakin Mwanza of IOM DTM Coordinator in Chad The new mechanism will include an information sharing platform to enable key stakeholders and informants to report and publish useful flood data on a regular basis This new flood data collection mechanism will be implemented by cluster actors and local authorities and will be activated each year during the flood season to inform life saving responses in the early stage of flooding he added Record rainfall Although parts of Chad face heavy rain each year the rainfall observed in 2022 is unprecedented according to the IOM Extreme weather patterns illustrate the adverse effect of climate change on the region They are characterized by increased storm events and a higher degree of variability leading to stronger flash floods with devastating consequences for populations especially in rural areas As the rains continue we expect more people to be displaced IOM official Funding limited Despite the urgency of the situation assistance such as shelter food and non food items for those most affected continues to be hampered by a inadequate financing The rainy season lasts until October but the humanitarian situation we are witnessing now is already critical said IOM Chad Chief of Mission Anne Kathrin Schaefer As the rains continue we expect more people to be displaced but all humanitarian actors are already running out of emergency stocks to help people As of this month humanitarian actors on the ground have received only 33 of the humanitarian funding needed for Chad for 2022 In a joint flash appeal the Government of Chad and the humanitarian community are requesting 5 2 million to provide shelter essential items and protection to people affected by the floods
    Chad: Record floods affect more than 340,000 people
    Africa1 month ago

    Chad: Record floods affect more than 340,000 people

    Torrential rains have caused unprecedented flooding in Chad, affecting more than 340,000 people living in 55,000 households, exceeding last year's figure of more than 250,000 affected, according to a report released Friday by the UN humanitarian coordination office.

    , OCHA.

    Rising rivers have destroyed nearly 2,700 hectares of crops and farmland, as well as hundreds of homes, while last month's record rains threaten food security and livelihoods.

    Data collection The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is supporting national and humanitarian efforts to address the emergency and provide urgent aid to those most affected.

    Through its Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), the agency is working with local authorities and stakeholders to develop and implement a flood data collection mechanism to capture the extent of the flood and the number of victims.

    including the displaced.

    “The data collected will include information on the impacts of the floods on key populations and infrastructure, such as houses, schools and health centers, as well as information on the profiles of the affected populations and their primary needs, to better inform the humanitarian response.

    ", said.

    Yakin Mwanza of IOM, DTM Coordinator in Chad. The new mechanism will include an information sharing platform to enable key stakeholders and informants to report and publish useful flood data on a regular basis.

    “This new flood data collection mechanism will be implemented by cluster actors and local authorities and will be activated each year during the flood season to inform life-saving responses in the early stage of flooding,” he added.

    .

    Record rainfall Although parts of Chad face heavy rain each year, the rainfall observed in 2022 is unprecedented, according to the IOM.

    Extreme weather patterns illustrate the adverse effect of climate change on the region.

    They are characterized by increased storm events and a higher degree of variability, leading to stronger flash floods with devastating consequences for populations, especially in rural areas.

    As the rains continue, we expect more people to be displaced – IOM official Funding limited Despite the urgency of the situation, assistance such as shelter, food and non-food items for those most affected continues to be hampered by a inadequate financing.

    “The rainy season lasts until October, but the humanitarian situation we are witnessing now is already critical,” said IOM Chad Chief of Mission Anne Kathrin Schaefer.

    "As the rains continue, we expect more people to be displaced, but all humanitarian actors are already running out of emergency stocks to help people."

    As of this month, humanitarian actors on the ground have received only 33% of the humanitarian funding needed for Chad for 2022.

    In a joint flash appeal, the Government of Chad and the humanitarian community are requesting $5.2 million to provide shelter, essential items and protection to people affected by the floods.

  •   The revolutionary AfyaRekod universal patient portal www AfyaRekod com has arrived in the UK and through partnerships with doctors various medical organizations and NGOs in the UK is set to change the face of patient care in the UK the whole country AfyaRekod is a fully automated blockchain powered universal patient portal that is transforming the face of patient care in Africa and the world Through a secure central platform www myrekod com patients and the medical professionals who care for them have real time access to all their health data and medical history This ensures effective ongoing medical management and timely critical information in the event of an emergency AfyaRekod the brainchild of CEO John Kamara was founded in 2019 as an Adanian Lab startup with seed funding from Mac Venture Capital and Next Chymia With first hand knowledge of how a lack of medical records can lead to tragedy Kamara saw the need for an AI platform that would track health data AfyaRekod was created with the goal of bridging the gap between healthcare and treatment anywhere anytime for patients medical professionals providers and organizations The subscription based Universal Patient Portal is a consolidated mobile data health passport that allows patients constant access to their health records as well as access to a marketplace of various health services within the ecosystem in real time Through AfyaRekod s Universal Patient Portal patients can securely manage their health records including prescriptions and hospital visit summaries across multiple devices in any region In addition the platform offers a decentralized multilingual and intelligent telehealth solution health resources symptom trackers reminders and notifications any patient can use these tools it is especially useful for patients with chronic diseases although parents pregnant women and patients with hereditary diseases The AfyaRekod platform expands to include doctors offering a digital clinic with a B2B platform a telepharmacy tool and an electronic prescription platform For providers the platform has multiple functionalities including hospital management patient management knowledge management and inventory management as well as an AI powered reporting tool which enables organizations to make strategic decisions prediction and early identification through analysis of data NGOs and other related organizations can register and manage their target groups on the platform To build its presence in the UK AfyaRekod recently partnered with Medi Science UK Both companies share a common goal of developing technology that provides work solutions to people around the world Medi Science UK had identified similar critical gaps in healthcare and the partnership will allow both companies to increase their market reach and expand development of their solutions With the current review of patients and healthcare management system facing the NHS AfyaRekod s digital health innovation platform is a timely support channel to bridge the healthcare delivery and management gap AfyaRekod Universal Patient Portal is a ready solution provider offering mobile universal access to records for patients and healthcare providers with added benefits of strengthening research for sustainable healthcare system and treatment The platform puts you in control of your health wealth says Michael Ekpechue AfyaRekod UK Head The pandemic hit the fast forward button bringing an urgency in health data accessibility and analysis This is a global problem that has been successfully addressed by a patient focused healthcare innovation like AfyaRekod In Kenya alone AfyaRekod has over 150 000 users and was recently launched in Nigeria Uganda and South Africa Medical records are a vital tool in health management notifying healthcare professionals of medications chronic conditions problems and previous procedures and ultimately allowing them to determine the most accurate course of treatment Misdiagnosis is serious and can lead to a delay in treating the actual condition An IOM report published in 2015 indicated that about 12 million cases of patient misdiagnosis occur annually in the US a country with a well developed health care sector Misdiagnosis can be prevented but only if health records are accurate and mobile
    AfyaRekod Universal Patient Portal launches in the UK
      The revolutionary AfyaRekod universal patient portal www AfyaRekod com has arrived in the UK and through partnerships with doctors various medical organizations and NGOs in the UK is set to change the face of patient care in the UK the whole country AfyaRekod is a fully automated blockchain powered universal patient portal that is transforming the face of patient care in Africa and the world Through a secure central platform www myrekod com patients and the medical professionals who care for them have real time access to all their health data and medical history This ensures effective ongoing medical management and timely critical information in the event of an emergency AfyaRekod the brainchild of CEO John Kamara was founded in 2019 as an Adanian Lab startup with seed funding from Mac Venture Capital and Next Chymia With first hand knowledge of how a lack of medical records can lead to tragedy Kamara saw the need for an AI platform that would track health data AfyaRekod was created with the goal of bridging the gap between healthcare and treatment anywhere anytime for patients medical professionals providers and organizations The subscription based Universal Patient Portal is a consolidated mobile data health passport that allows patients constant access to their health records as well as access to a marketplace of various health services within the ecosystem in real time Through AfyaRekod s Universal Patient Portal patients can securely manage their health records including prescriptions and hospital visit summaries across multiple devices in any region In addition the platform offers a decentralized multilingual and intelligent telehealth solution health resources symptom trackers reminders and notifications any patient can use these tools it is especially useful for patients with chronic diseases although parents pregnant women and patients with hereditary diseases The AfyaRekod platform expands to include doctors offering a digital clinic with a B2B platform a telepharmacy tool and an electronic prescription platform For providers the platform has multiple functionalities including hospital management patient management knowledge management and inventory management as well as an AI powered reporting tool which enables organizations to make strategic decisions prediction and early identification through analysis of data NGOs and other related organizations can register and manage their target groups on the platform To build its presence in the UK AfyaRekod recently partnered with Medi Science UK Both companies share a common goal of developing technology that provides work solutions to people around the world Medi Science UK had identified similar critical gaps in healthcare and the partnership will allow both companies to increase their market reach and expand development of their solutions With the current review of patients and healthcare management system facing the NHS AfyaRekod s digital health innovation platform is a timely support channel to bridge the healthcare delivery and management gap AfyaRekod Universal Patient Portal is a ready solution provider offering mobile universal access to records for patients and healthcare providers with added benefits of strengthening research for sustainable healthcare system and treatment The platform puts you in control of your health wealth says Michael Ekpechue AfyaRekod UK Head The pandemic hit the fast forward button bringing an urgency in health data accessibility and analysis This is a global problem that has been successfully addressed by a patient focused healthcare innovation like AfyaRekod In Kenya alone AfyaRekod has over 150 000 users and was recently launched in Nigeria Uganda and South Africa Medical records are a vital tool in health management notifying healthcare professionals of medications chronic conditions problems and previous procedures and ultimately allowing them to determine the most accurate course of treatment Misdiagnosis is serious and can lead to a delay in treating the actual condition An IOM report published in 2015 indicated that about 12 million cases of patient misdiagnosis occur annually in the US a country with a well developed health care sector Misdiagnosis can be prevented but only if health records are accurate and mobile
    AfyaRekod Universal Patient Portal launches in the UK
    Africa1 month ago

    AfyaRekod Universal Patient Portal launches in the UK

    The revolutionary AfyaRekod universal patient portal (www.AfyaRekod.com) has arrived in the UK and, through partnerships with doctors, various medical organizations and NGOs in the UK, is set to change the face of patient care in the UK.

    the whole country.

    AfyaRekod is a fully automated blockchain-powered universal patient portal that is transforming the face of patient care in Africa and the world.

    Through a secure central platform (www.myrekod.com) patients and the medical professionals who care for them have real-time access to all their health data and medical history.

    This ensures effective ongoing medical management and timely, critical information in the event of an emergency.

    AfyaRekod, the brainchild of CEO John Kamara, was founded in 2019 as an Adanian Lab startup with seed funding from Mac Venture Capital and Next Chymia.

    With first-hand knowledge of how a lack of medical records can lead to tragedy, Kamara saw the need for an AI platform that would track health data.

    AfyaRekod was created with the goal of bridging the gap between healthcare and treatment, anywhere, anytime for patients, medical professionals, providers, and organizations.

    The subscription-based Universal Patient Portal is a consolidated, mobile data health passport that allows patients constant access to their health records, as well as access to a marketplace of various health services within the ecosystem in real time.

    Through AfyaRekod's Universal Patient Portal, patients can securely manage their health records, including prescriptions and hospital visit summaries across multiple devices in any region.

    In addition, the platform offers a decentralized, multilingual and intelligent telehealth solution, health resources, symptom trackers, reminders and notifications, any patient can use these tools, it is especially useful for patients with chronic diseases, although parents, pregnant women and patients with hereditary diseases.

    The AfyaRekod platform expands to include doctors, offering a digital clinic with a B2B platform, a telepharmacy tool and an electronic prescription platform.

    For providers, the platform has multiple functionalities including hospital management, patient management, knowledge management, and inventory management, as well as an AI-powered reporting tool, which enables organizations to make strategic decisions, prediction, and early identification through analysis of data.

    NGOs and other related organizations can register and manage their target groups on the platform.

    To build its presence in the UK, AfyaRekod recently partnered with Medi-Science, UK.

    Both companies share a common goal of developing technology that provides work solutions to people around the world.

    Medi-Science UK had identified similar critical gaps in healthcare and the partnership will allow both companies to increase their market reach and expand development of their solutions.

    “With the current review of patients and healthcare management system facing the NHS, AfyaRekod's digital health innovation platform is a timely support channel to bridge the healthcare delivery and management gap.

    AfyaRekod Universal Patient Portal, is a ready solution provider, offering mobile universal access to records for patients and healthcare providers, with added benefits of strengthening research for sustainable healthcare system and treatment.

    The platform puts you in control of your health wealth,” says Michael Ekpechue AfyaRekod UK Head. The pandemic hit the fast-forward button, bringing an urgency in health data accessibility and analysis.

    This is a global problem that has been successfully addressed by a patient-focused healthcare innovation like AfyaRekod.

    In Kenya alone, AfyaRekod has over 150,000 users and was recently launched in Nigeria, Uganda and South Africa.

    Medical records are a vital tool in health management, notifying healthcare professionals of medications, chronic conditions, problems, and previous procedures, and ultimately allowing them to determine the most accurate course of treatment.

    Misdiagnosis is serious and can lead to a delay in treating the actual condition.

    An IOM report published in 2015 indicated that about 12 million cases of patient misdiagnosis occur annually in the US, a country with a well-developed health care sector.

    Misdiagnosis can be prevented, but only if health records are accurate and mobile.