Press Releases

  • IOM Egypt Launches Revamped Migrant Information Website

    Cairo, 21 December 2016 - IOM Egypt this week organized a soft launch of the revamped version of “Bosla” ( – a migrant information-sharing website that provides information on services available to migrants in Egypt.

  • IOM Organizes a Community Event in Egypt to Mark the International Migrants Day

    Cairo, 17 December 2016 - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) organized a community event on Saturday to mark the International Migrants Day and celebrate the positive contributions of migrants on both host communities and communities of origin, as well as remember the migrants who lost their lives during their migration journeys in search for a better life.

  • IOM Marks 25 Years in MENA Region and Egypt

    Cairo, 8 December 2016 - IOM, government representatives and partners gathered today in Cairo, Egypt to celebrate IOM’s 25th anniversary in Egypt and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

  • IOM contributes to the Joint United Nations Efforts to Support the HIV National Response in Egypt

    Cairo, 1 December 2016 - To mark the World AIDS Day on December 1st, IOM contributed to The United Nations Joint Team on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) launch event of the National AIDS Advocacy Campaign in Egypt.

    The launch event took place on December 1st in Bibliotheca Alexandrina under the auspices of H.E. Prof. Dr. Ahmed Emad El din, Minister of Health and Population and included key civil society actors, representatives of youth led organizations and academia.

  • IOM Egypt, CAPMAS Train Government Officials on Labour Market Forecasting

    Cairo, 30 November 2016 - IOM has launched the first in a series of trainings for Egypt’s Central Agency for Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) on migration data collection and analysis. The programme aims to enhance the government’s capacity to develop evidence-based policies on migration.

    Participants included 15 representatives from CAPMAS, the Ministry of Manpower and the Ministry of State for Emigration and Egyptian Expatriate Affairs.

  • IOM Organizes Assisted Voluntary Return Study Visit to Netherlands for North African Officials

    Cairo, 28 November 2016 - Eight senior government officials from Egypt, Sudan and Tunisia have travelled to the Netherlands to study best practices in Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) as part of a visit organized by IOM.

    The participants learned about the referral mechanism between IOM, the Dutch Government and public stakeholders in the provision of AVRR to vulnerable and stranded migrants.

  • IOM Trains Immigration Officers in Passport Examination Procedures

    Cairo, 25 November 2016 - IOM and the Egyptian Ministry of Interior (MoI) organized a training of trainers for 17 government officials from 13 to 24 November 2016 on passport examination procedures in order to strengthen security procedures at Egyptian border entry and exit points.

  • IOM Launches ‘A Day Without Migrants’ Social Media Campaign

    Cairo, 23 November 2016  - IOM has launched a social media campaign, ‘A Day Without Migrants,’ in partnership with the Egyptian award-winning click-funding innovators Bassita, to highlight the real and positive impacts that migrants have on the communities that host them.

  • IOM, AUC Launch First Certificate in Migration Governance in Egypt

    Cairo, 20 November 2016 - IOM Egypt is to launch a Certificate in Migration Governance for Egyptian government officials, in cooperation with the Centre for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) at the American University in Cairo (AUC).  

  • IOM, NEP Host Employment Fair in Minya

    Cairo, 17 November 2016 - IOM Egypt, in collaboration with the National Employment Pact (NEP), has hosted an employment fair in Edwa, Minya governorate, located between Cairo and Luxor.

    The fair, linked to the El-Minya Economic Development Conference, aims to promote local employment as a positive and sustainable alternative to irregular migration.