International Women's Day 2019 Press Release


Harare – Today, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), is joining the United Nations (UN) family and the whole world in celebrating the International Women’s Day. The day which is being commemorated under the theme “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change” recognizes women achievements from political to social, while calling for gender equality.

IOM Chief of meets Ministry of Home Affairs, discusses migration

The IOM Chief of Mission, Mario Lito Malanca held a courtesy meeting with the Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage’s Permanent Secretary Mr. Melusi Matshiya and the Minister of Home Affairs Mr. Cain Mathema on 25 May 2019 at the Ministry of Home Affairs Headquarters at Mukwati Building in Harare.

The meeting focused on IOM’s cooperation with the Government of Zimbabwe on migration related areas such as Migration Governace, Labour Migration, Integrated Border Management, Migration Policy, Irregular Migration and Trafficking in Persons (TiP), among others.

“This support means life to me, I almost lost my child to the cold”

The high-density suburb of Ngangu in Chimanimani which used to be a hive of activity with traders bringing wares from neighbouring Mozambique and farmers supplying markets as far as Harare has been devastated by the effects of Cyclone Idai. The Cyclone struck the area with heavy rains and violent winds. Both homes and livelihoods were destroyed, leaving residents seeking refuge in collective centres such as churches, schools and shops.

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