Press Releases

  • IOM Launches Guide to Harness Migration’s Positive Contribution to Sustainable Development

    Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has released a new guide for government actors involved in implementing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as they relate to migration. Migration and the 2030 Agenda: A Guide for Practitioners, published on 09 October, aims to help policymakers integrate migration into local and national development planning.

    Topics: Development
  • IOM Libya Organizes First Charter Flight to Ethiopia with a Stopover in Egypt

    Libya, 28 September 2018 - On Monday 24 September, IOM, the UN Migration Agency organized its first charter to Ethiopia from Libya’s Zintan airport, with a stopover in Egypt for 177 stranded migrants. With the current unpredictable security situation and limited international flights following the closure of Tripoli’s Mitiga airport, IOM managed to plan a stopover in Alexandria, with the support of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to assist an additional 60 Egyptian migrants stranded in Libya to return home.

    Topics: Return
  • Training of Trainers for Community Ambassadors in Dakahlia Governorate

    Cairo, 3 October 2018 - IOM and its partners, the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM) and the National Coordinating Committee on Combatting and Preventing Illegal Migration and Trafficking in Persons (NCCPIM & TIP), kicked off a Training of Trainers (ToT) programme with Community Ambassadors in Mansoura and Dakahlia Governorate. The participants were nominated by the Ministries of Social Solidarity, Youth and Sports, Endowment, Education and Technical Education, and Culture.

    Topics: Training of Trainers
  • IOM Egypt Trains Forensic Experts on Passport Examination Procedures

    Cairo, 20 September 2018 - IOM and the Forensic Medicine Authority (FMA) organized a training from 18 to 20 September for 25 forensic experts from 7 different Egyptian governorates on passport examination procedures in order to support front line border management, law enforcement and prosecutors.

    Topics: Border Management
  • IOM, NCCM, and Tadamon mark the World Day against Trafficking in Persons in Egypt

    Cairo– To mark the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, the International Organization for Migration organized a community event on Saturday 28th of July in close collaboration with the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM) and Tadamon at the Swiss Club in Imbaba.

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  • Government of Egypt and UN IOM Support Expatriate Engagement in Italy

    Cairo– The Ministry of State for Emigration and Egyptian Expatriates’ Affairs (MoSEEA) and IOM held a workshop with Egyptians residing in Italy to discuss mechanisms for their involvement in the implementation of small-scale local community development projects in Egypt on 14 July in Milan, Italy. The workshop was organized in cooperation with the Egyptian diplomatic mission in Milan, with the participation of H.E. the Egyptian Consul General, Egyptian expatriates from various private, academic and development fields, and representatives from MoSEEA and IOM.

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  • NCCPIM&TIP, IOM and UNODC Mark the World Day against Trafficking in Persons and the Launch of the Blue Heart Campaign

    The National Coordinating Committee for Combating and Preventing Illegal Migration and Trafficking in Person (NCCPIM&TIP), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) organized a reception to mark the World Day against Trafficking in Persons on July 30th, 2018. The reception also celebrates the opening of the NCCPIM & TIP’s newly renovated offices, and the launching of the Blue Heart Campaign against trafficking in persons in Egypt.

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  • IOM Continues to Support the Migration Data Analysis Unit at the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS)

    Cairo - The International Organization for Migration (IOM), in collaboration with IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Center (GMDAC), delivered a workshop on Internal Migration, Urbanization and an Introduction to IOM Displacement Tracking Tool (DTM) to the Migration Data Analysis Unit (MDAU) at the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) on 15-16 of July, 2018.

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  • Representatives from 38 embassies discuss IOM Egypt services

    Cairo - IOM welcomed embassy representatives to a roundtable held to discuss services available to migrants and plans for future engagement. During the roundtable, IOM presented its migrant protection and assistance services, including briefing on localized assistance, assisted voluntary return and reintegration (AVRR) and health services. IOM further outlined the eligibility criteria for these services and how migrants can access them.

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  • Virtual Return Activity to Engage Egyptian Expatriates Held by the Ministry of State for Emigration and Egyptian Expatriates’ Affairs (MoSEEA) and UN Migration Agency (IOM)

    Cairo- In the framework of IOM’s Initiatives for Local Development of Egypt through the Support of Egyptians Abroad (ILDEA) project, the Ministry of State for Emigration and Egyptian Expatriates’ Affairs (MoSEEA) held a video conference on 26 June 2018 with Egyptian expatriates to discuss mechanisms for facilitating knowledge exchange on the design and implementation of local community development projects in Egypt.

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