Ivorians in two minds about migration
25 December 2022 | 10:49 am
Despite numerous reports and awareness campaigns on irregular migration, many Ivorians want to leave the country. Since 2017, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has assisted more than 1,800 individuals who had embarked on such dangerous journeys to return home voluntarily to rebuild their lives.
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