Press Releases

  • IOM Egypt Marks World Health Day with Awareness-raising Sessions on Depression

    Cairo, 20 April 2017 - IOM Egypt organized a series of awareness raising sessions on depression from 9–20 April to mark World Health Day (7 April), which this year, had the theme: Depression: let’s talk.

  • IOM, CAPMAS Launch New Migration Data Analysis Unit in Egypt

    Cairo, 11 April 2017 - On 6 April, Egypt’s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) and IOM launched a new Migration Data Analysis Unit.

    The Migration Data Analysis Unit aims to fill in existing information gaps by conducting periodic assessments and producing key statistics on migration issues to support the development of evidence-based policy and enhance migration management in Egypt.

  • IOM DG in Cairo Expresses Solidarity after Terror Attack

    Cairo, 10 April 2017 - IOM Director General William Lacy Swing yesterday (09/04) met with the Prime Minister of Egypt, Sherif Ismail, during his one-day visit to Cairo, where he attended the opening of the 44th session of the Arab Labour Conference.

    Ambassador Swing expressed his sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathy, on behalf of IOM, to the Prime Minister and the people of Egypt after the terrorist attack in Tanta and Alexandria on Palm Sunday. The attacks by Islamic State killed over 40 mostly Coptic churchgoers. 

  • Migrants Receive Tailored Services for International Women’s Day

    Cairo, 27 March 2017 - In celebration of International Women’s Day, IOM Egypt has organized a month long series of events culminating in a health event on 23 March 2017 to offer free gynecological consultations and referrals to cancer screening services.

  • IOM Trains Egyptian Officials on Labour Market Forecasting

    Cairo, 26 March 2017 - IOM this week (19/03) launched the second in a series of trainings on migration data collection and analysis at Egypt’s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS).

  • 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.