Aubrey and Mariano come from different countries but they are united in their fight against xenophobia.
Migrant workers have been at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19. Thank you for your contributions! ❤️
Pich has learned a lot about humanity throughout his journey documenting the plight of migrants crossing the Darién Gap. He hopes others will too.
Mariatu used to send money back to her family. This changed when she lost her job in Lebanon six months ago. Her parents who used to depend on her are now sending money so she can pay rent and buy food. The devaluation of the Lebanese pound has pushed many migrant workers into unemployment and debt, a situation only worsened by last August’s explosions in the capital.
Over 2 million migrants are currently working in Qatar. In stepping up cooperation to combat human trafficking IOM and the State of Qatar are working together to improve conditions for labour migrants in the country: bit.ly/3hD6tOZ
Natalie came to Lebanon to earn money to pay for her sibling’s education in Kenya. She worked for two years but left after her employers became violent towards her. Natalie was sleeping on the streets until a local organisation helped her find her way back home. “Since the beginning of the economic crisis, it has become impossible for us to find work. I wish people here would understand that we are human beings,” Natalie said. Many migrant workers come to Lebanon under the kafala system, a sponsorship-based scheme which has put many people at risk of exploitation.
At least 62 Gambians died in a tragic shipwreck off the coast of Mauritania in December 2019. One year later, we remember and pay tribute to them, while shedding light on the stories of those who survived and are rebuilding their lives: bit.ly/3bAcElX
“Vaccines are one of our most important and cost-effective tools to prevent outbreaks, protect individuals, and communities safe and healthy.” IOM has been working for decades to keep communities safe through immunizations. Read how: bit.ly/3sgOa7c
There are now 281 million international migrants in the world, finds new UN research. That’s over 100 million more than in 2000. Get all the data here ➡️ bit.ly/MigrationHighlights
Migrant workers are key to the COVID-19 response. Whether they are treating the sick or teaching the next generation, migrants’ contributions are invaluable: bit.ly/35UDK3f
🇲🇿 UN agencies are concerned by the worsening humanitarian crisis in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado, where attacks by armed groups have forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes: bit.ly/2NmTUfz
🌍 Over half of the world’s population lives in urban areas. By 2030, this figure will rise to 60%. Migration will continue to drive the growth and diversity of cities worldwide: bit.ly/2XUm7MF
Did you know? Two-thirds of all international migrants live in just 20 countries 🌎 Find out more here: bit.ly/3smi6yB
📚 Migrants bring high aspirations for education, skills and knowledge to their host countries. Let’s make education accessible for everyone, everywhere. Learn more from our Migration Data Portal: bit.ly/3qIBpjR
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