Diaspora Response to Ebola
The Sierra Leone UK Diaspora Taskforce is working closely with UK-Med in their efforts to recruit personnel to assist in the current Ebola crisis in West Africa. In addition to individuals who are qualified health practitioners, they are also keen to recruit individuals with relevant skills in logistics, administration, water, sanitation, hygiene, communications etc. They are particularly interested in members of the diaspora with the requisite experience due to their cultural knowledge and awareness.
Medical professionals can register to be considered for the UK International Emergency Medical Register (UKIEMR) response to Ebola here.
Non-medical professionals can register here.
The Sierra Leone UK Diaspora Taskforce is hosting a series of road-shows in both London (October 20th) and Manchester (October 23rd) to get the message out. Find out more by clicking on the image above.
Slavery Doesn’t Look Good on You: “Fashioned for Freedom” Promotes Ethical Designers Fighting Labor Trafficking
October-17-2014 - Yesterday (16/10), in support of European Anti-Slavery Day 2014, IOM UK and its partners called attention to a fundamental rights issue that is being sacrificed at the altar of fashion – freedom.
IOM and AFFORD event stimulates dialogue on the role of diaspora in emergencies
October 14-2014 - IOM, in cooperation with AFFORD, Equinox Consulting, and the Centre for African Studies, hosted a lively discussion on “The role of diaspora in health and education emergencies: spotlight on Lesotho and Nigeria” at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London on October 14.
IOM Video Conference enables dynamic dialogue between the Government of Tanzania and the Tanzanian diaspora in the UK
September-15-2014 - Supporting and encouraging the Tanzanian diaspora as a key source of economic and social development in their country of origin was tackled in depth on Monday, 15th September, in a video conference co-organized by IOM UK and IOM Tanzania as part of the project “Enhancing the Migration Evidence Base for the Development of Tanzania”.