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December, 2 2019
In today’s Digest, spotlight on the tenth edition of the World Migration Report, IOM's flagship publication providing a summary of migration trends worldwide. In Nigeria returned migrants use theatre to raise awareness of the risks and dangers of irregular migration among peers. In Niger, changing routes and increased attention by the Government and international organizations cause a downturn in the human smuggling industry. At the launch fo the World Migration Report 2020, IOM Director General Antonio Vittorino reminds us of the key role played by climate change in driving migrations in Africa. In Côte d'Ivoire, a migrant shares his thrilling ordeal through the Mediterranean Sea. Also in this edition, IOM organizes tomorrow a symposium including a photo exhibition and live painting performance in collaboration with the Dak’Art (Dakar Biennale) to share migration trends in West Africa, including the upsurge of migrants taking the western route from Senegal. Finally, the focus in today's digest is on Burkina Faso with two stories of migrants, Bassirou and Bara, who prove that although it is not evident, returning home can be a winning bet.
The World Migration Report 2020 is now available.
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Nigeria - Theatre for change (Video)
(IOM Twitter)
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Niger - Ex-smugglers complain about a downturn in business
(InfoMigrants)
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Climate change a clear driver of African migration
(Africa Times)

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Côte d'Ivoire - ‘Against my will’ – A chilling account of an Ivorian who arrived in Europe via the Mediterranean
(Face2Face Africa)
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West Africa - IOM to Host Symposium on Migration Trends in the Region Including around Gold Mines
(IOM - non-EUTF)

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Focus on ... Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso - La soudure : une opportunité de réintégration pour Bassirou
(IOM)
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Burkina Faso - Bara Abdoulaye, le retour gagnant
(LeFaso.Net)
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