Press Releases

  • IOM Egypt Opens Migration Health Assessment Centre

    Cairo, 21 March 2017 - IOM Egypt opened its migration health assessment centre (MHAC) on March 16th to provide full health assessments to refugees and migrants migrating from Egypt.

    The centre provides services to self-paying Egyptian migrants and refugees going through the resettlement process to five countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.

  • IOM Egypt, Embassy of Philippines Hold Health Awareness-Raising Event in Cairo

    Cairo, 18 March 2017 - IOM Egypt and the Embassy of the Philippines in Cairo recently held (17/03) a health awareness-raising event for approximately 100 Filipina women migrants and their children.

  • IOM Facilitates Study Visit to Germany for Egyptian Government Officials

    Cairo, 14 March 2017 – IOM facilitated a two-day (13-14/3) study visit to Berlin, Germany, for seven Egyptian government officials. The objective was to help them to better mainstream migration data into national development plans.

    The delegation met with researchers at IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) and the German authorities to discuss the importance of migration data collection, sharing and analysis to inform policy development.

  • Egyptian Officials Trained on Identifying, Investigating Cases of Human Trafficking, Smuggling

    Cairo, 10 March 2017 - IOM organized a four-day training on Migration and Human Rights in the context of human trafficking and migrant smuggling for 20 law enforcement officials from the Egyptian Ministry of Interior.

  • Frontline Immigration Officers Roll out Trainings on Passport Examination Procedures

    Cairo, 28 February 2017 – IOM, in close cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Interior (MoI), is organizing five one-week trainings targeting a total of 100 government immigration officials from 05 February 2017 to 09 March 2017 on passport examination procedures in order to support security measures at Egypt’s border entry and exit points.  An evaluation workshop would conclude the series of trainings on 12 March 2017. The trainings are being conducted at the Police Academy in Cairo. 

  • Egypt Workshop Focuses on Harnessing Migration for Development

    Cairo, 21 February 2017 - The Egyptian Ministry for Immigration and Egyptian Expatriate Affairs and IOM have hosted Egypt’s first international partners’ round table on harnessing the development impact of migration.

    The event, in Cairo, was chaired by Immigration Minister Nabila Makram Abdel Shahid and attendees included representatives of over 20 embassies and development agencies.

  • Egypt Launches New Counter Migrant Smuggling Project

    Cairo, 9 February 2016 - The Government of Egypt last week (09/02) launched the project Preventing and Responding to Irregular Migration in Egypt (PRIME) supported by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office in cooperation with IOM. PRIME responds to the Government of Egypt’s priorities in implementing its National Strategy on Combating Illegal Migration for 2016-2026 to address irregular migration in a comprehensive manner.

  • IOM Egypt Backs Syria Al Ghad Foundation Medical Center for Refugees, Host Communities

    Cairo, 31 January 2017 - IOM Egypt has helped the Syria Al Ghad community-based foundation to renovate and expand a medical centre which provides free and low-cost medical services for Syrian refugees and host communities. The centre has been fully operational since a few weeks.

  • IOM Egypt Holds a Technical Roundtable to Determine Migrants and Host Community’s Needs

    Cairo, 16 January 2017 – Within the framework of the European Union (EU) funded programme, “Regional Development and Protection Programme in North Africa - RDPP”, IOM Egypt organized this week a technical roundtable to determine migrants’ priority needs as well as Egyptian communities hosting them.

  • IOM Promotes Social Cohesion through Community Events

    Cairo, 29 December 2016 - IOM, in collaboration with Tadamon, the Egyptian Refugee Multicultural Council and Tawasol organized a community event for migrant and Egyptian communities in 6th of October district to promote diversity and social cohesion in the neighbourhood.