Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The International Organization on Migration (IOM) has appealed for some US$ 177 million to help 16 countries, many of them in Africa, to meet vital needs for internally-displaced persons (IDP) and refugees.
A statement by the organization on Tuesday, said the IOM needed at least US$ 177 million to address the vital needs of migrants and internally-displaced victims of conflict and natural disasters in 16 countries including Afghanistan, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Haiti, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Philippines, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Yemen and Zimbabwe.
"The call for funding is part of the United Nations Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP) - a process designed to ensure that all needs and requirements are fully coordinated with humanitarian partners." A statement issued by the IOM said.
it said the IOM responds to humanitarian crises, whether natural or man‐made, by providing transportation to those in need, including extremely vulnerable people and third-country nationals.
It also provides for transitional shelter, non-food relief items, health and livelihood assistance, and serves the lead agency for camp coordination and camp management (CCCM) in natural disasters.
In the aftermath of the crises, IOM helps strengthen governments' capacity to tackle migration‐related issues that often arise from emergency situations, such as human trafficking and irregular migration.
"The IOM appeal is part of the annual mid-year review of all humanitarian appeals organized and led by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Activities (UNOHCA) in New York. " the statement, received by PANA in Khartoum, said.
It explained that the funding would go towards humanitarian assistance projects in the 16 countries.
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