IOM assists 106,941 victims of trafficking in 2023 – Boech

The United Nations International Organisation for Migrant (IOM) has said it offered assistance to over 107,000 victims of trafficking, persons with disabilities and vulnerable households in Nigeria under its mental health and psychosocial support services in 2023.

IOM Nigeria Chief of Mission, Laurent De Boeck, stated this Monday in Abuja, during the IOM end-of-year media briefing on its humanitarian impact in 2023.

Boeck said IOM’s sustainable solutions strategy is focusing on providing tailored assistance to over 1500 IDPs in Malkhi, Gombi, and Kaleri solutions model villages.

He said IOM in Nigeria has engaged in construction of shelters, distribution of shelter kits, and the innovative construction of 270 mud brick shelters were implemented.

“Additionally, 37, 277 individuals benefited from NFI interventions, ensuring access to personal and household items through hybrid, in-kind, and cash-based approaches.

“Early recovery and livelihood: IOM’s commitment to fostering sustainable solutions and empowerment was evident in interventions promoting livelihoods and early recovery, initiatives, such as safe access to fuel and energy, vocational skills training for youth, the construction of markets, and climate-smart agricultural training,” he said.