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Migrants play a board game at IOM Transit Center in Agadez, Niger (2016).
Refugees & Migrants

First continental review of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration concludes in Africa

Among the recommendations are protection of migrant rights, empowerment of local communities, strengthened information systems and implementation of existing policies.
Man and woman with camera.
Refugees & Migrants

Africa makes progress on Global Compact for Migration but more action is needed

Pandemic threatens to flatten the positive trajectory against several indicators, especially decent jobs and migrants’ safety
Scaling Fences: Voices of Irregular African Migrants to Europe
Migration

Despite dangers, many Africans still migrate to Europe

Irregular migrants reveal strong links between migration and development
UNDP
By UNDP
Refugee students in a classroom in Uganda. Photo: UN Photo/Mark Garten
Migration

Uganda stands out in refugees hospitality

The country hosts the largest number of refugees in Africa – more than a million
Sengalese at cultural parade in Harlem in New York. Photo: Alamy / Richard Levine
Migration

African migrants keen to retain their cultural values abroad

African children abroad struggle over cultural identity
The Italian Coast Guard rescues migrants bound for Italy. Photo: IOM / Francesco Malavolta
and Louise Donavan  and 
Migration

Risky journey to Europe

Search for greener pastures carries deadly consequences
The Italian Coast Guard rescues migrants bound for Italy. Photo: IOM / Francesco Malavolta
and Louise Donavan  and 
Migration

Risky journey to Europe

Search for greener pastures carries deadly consequences
Participants at an International Organization for Migration (IOM) training on welding, mechanics, masonry and tailoring skills in Rwanda. According to a UN report, remittances accounted for 13 per cent of the country's GDP in 2012 figures.
News

End the ‘harmful narrative’; migration is a net-gain for Africa, finds UN report

The large-scale migration of people within Africa tends to boost growth and lifts the continent’s whole economy, a new United Nations report has said, urging the world to dispel misconceptions and “harmful narratives” targeting migration.
UN News
NEPAD in action

African expatriates look homeward

Skilled professionals answer NEPAD call to lend expertise
Cover Story

African migration: from tensions to solutions

Migrants who leave their countries in search of work are currently not adequately protected by international law
Also

Workers’ remittances: a boon to development

Money sent home by African migrants rivals development aid
Campaign