International Women's Day 2019 Press Release

IOM ZIMBABWE COMMEMORRATES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

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.

Points of Entry Situation Report 21

IOM and its partners are working to support Zimbabwe in strengthening core capacities for public health measures at points of entry (PoEs) and to provide critical services to returning migrants. As of the 2nd of February 2021, Zimbabwe recorded 33,814 cases of COVID-19 and 1,254 deaths. Between the 27th of January and the 2nd of February 2021 2,670 entries were received through the 4 key PoEs (Beitbridge, Chirundu, Forbes and Plumtree). This brings the total number of entries since March 2020 to 161,764.

IOM COMMEMORATES WORLD DAY AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS

 

IOM COMMEMORATES WORLD DAY AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS

Harare – The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in Zimbabwe joins the whole world in commemorating World Day against Trafficking in Persons under the theme “Human Trafficking: Call your government to action. The day was organized by the UN to raise awareness, encourage vigilance and gain support for prevention of human trafficking.

IOM Chief of Mission 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.