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  • IOM (UN Migration agency) Supports the Organization of the Trilateral Thematic Meeting on Trafficking and Smuggling of People, Focusing on Unaccompanied Minors

    Luxor, 08-09 November - Egypt hosts the first tripartite meeting between 34 African and European countries, which are parties of three regional processes on migration: the EU-Khartoum Process, the Rabat Process and the AU-Horn of Africa Initiative. 

    Topics: AU Horn of Africa Initiative, Cooperation, Europe
  • IOM Congratulates GoE on Passing of Anti-Human Smuggling Law

    Cairo, 17 October 2016 - The Egyptian Parliament has approved a new anti-human smuggling law safeguarding the rights and addressing the needs of smuggled migrants.

    The... Topics: Cooperation, Counter-Smuggling, Europe

  • IOM Marks the Closure of its EU-funded Regional START Programme

    Tunis, 29 July 2016 - IOM hosted a one-day workshop in Tunis, Tunisia to mark the completion of its four-and-half-year, European Union-funded regional START programme.

    Topics: Europe, MENA, START
  • 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
  • Celebrating and Taking Stock – START Holds its Last Workshop in Egypt

    Suez, 31 May 2016 - The last workshop of the Labour Migration and Human Development Component of START programme took place on May 30-31 in Ain Sokhna, gathering the programme's partners and service providers in Egypt.

    Topics: Europe, Labour Migration, START
  • 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
  • IOM, Partners Host an Employment Fair in Menoufia

    Cairo, 20 December, 2015 – IOM in collaboration with the National Employment Pact, Nahdet El Mahrousa, and Menoufia University has hosted an employment fair in Shibin Elkom, Menoufia.

     

    Topics: Employment, Europe, Irregular Migration