Press Releases

  • IOM, Egypt Train Frontline Immigration Officers in Passport Examination

    Cairo, 19 September 2016 - IOM and the Egyptian Ministry of Interior (MoI) organized a training from 18 to 22 September for 19 government officials on passport examination procedures in order to strengthen security procedures at Egyptian entry and exit points.

  • IOM, American University in Cairo Launch Fellowship Programme

    Cairo, 10 September 2016 - In celebration of IOM’s global 65th anniversary and 25th anniversary in Egypt, IOM Egypt has announced a fully-funded fellowship programme in cooperation with the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies at the American University in Cairo (AUC).

  • 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 from 23-25 August, for 35 government officials, parliamentarians and community leaders to prepare a programme of nationwide outreach activities to discourage young Egyptians from migrating irregularly.

  • IOM, Embassy of Philipines Conduct an Awareness-Raising Event on Health Issues to Female Migrants

    Cairo, 16 August 2016 - IOM Egypt organized a health awareness-raising event to Filipina women migrants in Egypt in coordination with the Embassy of Philippines in Egypt on Saturday, August 13.

  • IOM Organizes Training for Community Health Peer Educators

    Cairo, 9 August 2016 – IOM Egypt organized a three-day Peer Educators Training on various health issues with the ultimate objective of disseminating this information to the broader migrant community and referring migrants to relevant public health services.

  • Egyptian Minister of Emigration Meets with IOM Chief of Staff

    Cairo, 3 August 2016 - H.E. Nabila Makram Abdel Shahid, Egyptian Minister of State for Emigration and Egyptian Expatriates’ Affairs (MoSEEA) met with Mr Ovais Sarmad, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Chief of Staff in Cairo during his visit to present at the Arab League.

  • IOM Egypt Inaugurates Migration Health Assessment Centre

    Cairo, 31 July 2016 - IOM Egypt has inaugurated the first independent migration health assessment centre (MHAC) to provide full health assessments to refugees going through the resettlement process of five main destination countries: United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

  • IOM Marks the World Day against Trafficking in Persons in Egypt

    Alexandria, 30 July 2016 – To mark the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) organized an event, in partnership with the Centre for Peace and Social Studies at Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the National Coordinating Committee for Combating and Preventing Trafficking in Persons (NCCTIP) on Saturday 30 July 2016.

  • 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 programme: “Stabilizing at-risk communities and enhancing migration management to enable smooth transitions in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya (START).”

  • MoSEEA Launches its Website and Marks the Closing of IMIS III with the Support of IOM

    Cairo, 25 July 2016 - Minister Nabila Makram Ebeid Abdel Shahid, 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) project funded by the Italian-Egyptian Debt Swap Programme and implemented by IOM at an official event today.