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  • UN Migration Agency (IOM), NCCPIM&TIP Launch National Awareness Raising Campaign on the Dangers of Irregular Migration

    Cairo, 19 September 2017 – IOM and the National Coordinating Committee on Combatting and Preventing Illegal Migration and Trafficking in Persons (NCCPIM&TIP) launched a national awareness raising campaign on irregular migration of Egyptian youth.

    Topics: Awareness, Irregular Migration, NCCPIM&TIP
  • UN Migration Agency (IOM), NCCM and NCCPIM&TIP Launch Community Outreach Initiative to Complement the National Awareness Raising Campaign on the Dangers of Irregular Migration

    Cairo, 17 September 2017 - IOM, 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) launched a community outreach initiative.

    Topics: Awareness, Community Cohesion, Irregular Migration
  • Egypt Launches New Counter Migrant Smuggling Project

    Cairo, 9 February 2016 - The Government of Egypt launched the project Preventing and Responding to Irregular Migration in Egypt (PRIME) supported by the UK, responding to its National Strategy on Combating Illegal Migration to address irregular migration.

    Topics: Counter-Smuggling, Irregular Migration, PRIME
  • Egypt Launches New National Strategy on Combating Illegal Migration

    Cairo, 17 October 2016 – The Government of Egypt launched a new “National Strategy on Combating Illegal Migration” for 2016-2026 under the auspices of H.E. the Prime Minister with IOM’s support.

    ... Topics: Cooperation, Irregular Migration, NCCPIM
  • IOM Egypt Statement on Rashid Shipwreck

    Statement by Amr Taha, IOM Egypt Head of Office

    Cairo, 22 September 2016 - IOM Egypt is deeply saddened and concerned with the recent capsizing of a boat off Burg Rashid in Beheira yesterday with hundreds of... Topics: Irregular Migration, Statement

  • IOM, Partners Reach Out to Discourage Irregular Migration among Young Egyptians

    Cairo, 19 August 2016 - IOM and Egypt’s National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM) have organized a workshop for 35 government officials, parliamentarians and community leaders to prepare a programme of nationwide youth outreach activities.

    Topics: Awareness, Irregular Migration, Youth
  • MoSEEA Launches its Website and Marks the Closing of IMIS III with the Support of IOM

    Cairo, 25 July 2016 - Egyptian Minister of State for Emigration and Egyptian Expatriates’ Affairs launched the Ministry’s website and marked the closure of the Integrated Migration Information Systems (IMIS III) at an official event today.

    Topics: Cooperation, Irregular Migration, MoSEEA
  • Egypt Ranks Top Sending Country of UMCs to Italy

    Cairo, 12 June 2016 – A total of 1,815 Egyptian irregular migrants arrived in Italy including 1,147 (78%) UMCs from January to May 2015, ranking Egypt as the tenth top sending country of irregular Egyptian migrants to Italy, top sending country of UMCs.

    Topics: Europe, Irregular Migration, USMCs
  • IOM Fears 320 Migrants Missing in Mediterranean as Deaths Approach 3,000 in 2016

    Italy - IOM reports an estimated 206,400 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 5 June. Fatalities in the Mediterranean in 2016 are nearly 1,000 more than last year’s mid-year total.

    Topics: Europe, Irregular Migration, Missing Migrants
  • IOM Confirms Reports of Hundreds of Migrants Killed in Latest Mediterranean Shipwreck Tragedy

    Kalamata, 20 April 2016 - On April 19, IOM staff traveled to Kalamata, Greece to gather information from witnesses to a reported shipwreck that may have caused the deaths of upwards of 400 migrants and refugees in the Mediterranean Sea. 

    Topics: Europe, Irregular Migration