Yemen: IOM Seeks Funding to Assist 5 Million People as Situation in Ma’rib Deteriorates

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Aden – As the conflict in Yemen enters its seventh year, the crisis remains the largest in the world and continues to...

IOM, Brazil Launch National Survey on Indigenous People from Venezuela

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Brasilia – At least 5,000 indigenous people born in Venezuela have arrived in Brazil since 2016, crossing the two countries’ borders as part...

Colleges confront their links to slavery and wrestle with how to atone for past...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). By Calvin Schermerhorn — Colleges and universities across the U.S. have been taking a hard look at their ties to...

Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative (CADRI)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Lesotho - The Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative (CADRI) is a UN-led inter-agency partnership that helps countries address disaster and climate risks and...

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Leads U.S. Reparations Bill H.R. 40

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). By Stacy M. Brown — “I think if people begin to associate this legislation with what happened to the descendants of...

Yemen: IOM Seeks Funding to Assist Five Million People as Situation in Ma’rib Deteriorates

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Aden – As the conflict in Yemen enters its seventh year, the crisis remains the largest in the world and continues to...

Immigrants with TPS could be offered path to U.S. citizenship

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Activists march toward the White House on Feb. 23 in a call for Congress and the Biden administration to pass legislation...

IOM Launches its 2021 Yemen Crisis Appeal to Assist 5 Million People as Situation...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Aden – As the conflict in Yemen enters its seventh year, the crisis remains the largest in the world and continues to...

State of Newark Report • Preparing for Disasters • Community Cares Listening Line

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Vantage Point March 1, 2021 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with the...

IOM Launches Livelihoods Project for Returning Migrants and Host Communities in Cox’s Bazar

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Cox’s Bazar – The COVID-19 pandemic has hit Bangladesh harder than any tropical cyclone. Instead of uprooting trees and hurling powerful...

Yemen: Greater Aid Presence Urgently Needed in Ma’rib as Displacement Increases

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Ma’rib – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is watching with growing alarm as increasing numbers of people are displaced in...

The “Truth” About South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). A Flawed “Model” Should Not be Used in the U.S. The “Truth” About South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Vantage Point VignettesComments...

Japan Extends Assistance to IOM Lao People’s Democratic Republic to Strengthen Border Management

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Vientiane – The Government of Japan is contributing 220 million Japanese yen (approximately USD 2 million) to promote safe, regular and...

10 Black Essential Workers Share How They’re Practicing Self-Care During the Pandemic

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). “Gratitude for working and feeling needed helps my mental health.” By Tonya Russell — Nothing could have prepared us for 2020. The...

What Can America Learn From South Africa About National Healing?

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). By David Marchese, NY Times  — Twenty-five years ago, after the end of apartheid, South Africa established its Truth and Reconciliation Commission....

Central African Republic ‘very volatile’, despite important progress – UN peacekeeping chief  |

Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, praised the peacekeeping mission in the country, MINUSCA, in providing security to thousands of internally displaced, helping to...

UN agencies begin registering people affected by the MPP program in Matamoros

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Joint Press Release – IOM, UNHCR, UNICEF, ICRC Matamoros, Mexico – UN agencies today will begin to prepare individuals and families in...

NAARC releases an open letter to President Biden urging support for Reparations and HR-40

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Read the open letter from the National African American Reparations Commission (link below) and take action by contacting the White House...

Over 3.6 Million People Reached by IOM in Ethiopia in 2020 for Prevention and...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Addis Ababa – The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on immense challenges for Ethiopia, a country whose already strained healthcare system faces enormous challenges. With...

IOM: COVID-19 Leads to 73% Drop in Migration from Horn of Africa to Gulf...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Addis Ababa – New data published by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) this week confirms a nearly three-fourths decline in...

UN to review deadly convoy attack in DR Congo which led to Italian Ambassador’s...

The UN’s Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) will be leading a detailed review into the incident, the agency said in an update on Tuesday. 

IOM Calls for Immediate Rescue as Deaths are Reported on Latest Stranded Rohingya Boat

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Geneva, Bangkok – With the latest reports that a vessel with Rohingya refugees is in distress in the Andaman Sea, the...

Conflict Escalation in Ma’rib Displaces 8,000 Yemenis in Two Weeks

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Ma'rib – Increased hostilities in Yemen’s Ma'rib governorate have led to the displacement of at least 8,000 people in recent weeks, bringing the total number...

ABOLISH THE DRUG WAR COALITION APPLAUDS NJ’s PASSAGE OF CANNABIS LEGALIZATION BILL

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 22, 2021 After Lengthy Legislative Process, Coalition of Advocates from Across NJ Celebrate Cannabis Legalization as Right Step to...