Press Releases

  • IOM Returns Orphan to Begin New Life with Extended Family in the Philippines

    Cairo, 15 March 2016 - IOM returned a new-born child to her extended family in the Philippines after the passing away of her mother in Cairo.

    IOM worked closely with the Embassy of the Philippines in returning the new born. The Embassy conducted necessary family tracing procedures prior to departure and secured relevant travel documents and an escort. IOM assisted through the provision of medical assistance and covered the transportation costs for the orphan.

  • IOM Egypt Offers Free Cancer Screenings to Female Migrants

    Cairo, 10 March 2016 - In celebration of International Women’s Day, IOM Egypt is distributing dignity kits to female migrants and presenting them with the opportunity to check for cervical and breast cancer at one of Cairo’s medical health care providers.

  • “It's a Match!” Clickfunding Campaign Goes Viral

    Cairo, 29 February 2016 – “It’s a Match!,” a click-funding campaign promoting social cohesion among migrants and their host communities in Egypt initiated by IOM Egypt in partnership with award-winning innovators Bassita, has gone viral and reached its target in less than two weeks.

  • IOM Organizes First Syrian Refugee Flight from Egypt to Canada

    Cairo, 4 February 2016 – IOM, in coordination with UNHCR and the Governments of Canada and Egypt, successfully moved 39 Syrian refugees from Egypt to Toronto, Canada. They were the first of 600 Syrian refugees in Egypt IOM is assisting to make new lives in Canada in February, of whom approximately 47 per cent are children.

  • It's a Match! IOM Launches its First Clickfunding Campaign to Promote Social Cohesion in Egypt

    Cairo, 21 January 2016 - IOM has teamed up with Bassita, the inventors of Clickfunding, an innovative means of online social campaigning, to launch "It's a Match," a campaign to promote diversity in Egypt and enhance social cohesion among Syrians and their host communities with the generous support of the US Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM).

  • CAPMAS Launches the EGYPT-HIMS Findings with the Support of IOM, Other Donors

    Cairo, 18 January 2016 - The Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) has launched its Egypt Household International Migration Survey (EGYPT – HIMS) with the support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

  • Egypt’s NCCPIM Thanks IOM for its Ongoing Support

    Cairo, 12 January 2016 – The head of Egypt’s inter-ministerial National Coordinating Committee to Combat and Prevent Illegal Migration (NCCPIM), has thanked the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for its leading role in the provision of technical and financial support in advancing the committee’s mandate.

  • IOM Inaugurates its Fifth ICRS Office in Egypt

    Cairo, 28 December 2015 - IOM inaugurated its fifth Information, Counselling and Referral Services (ICRS) office in Egypt in cooperation with the National Employment Pact (NEP) and the Youth Association for Population and Development (YAPD), and with the generous contribution of the European Union.

  • IOM, Partners Host an Employment Fair in Menoufia

    Cairo, 20 December, 2015 – The International Organization for Migration (IOM), in collaboration with the National Employment Pact (NEP), Nahdet El Mahrousa (NM), and Menoufia University has hosted an employment fair in Shibin Elkom, Menoufia, with the generous support of the European Union, on 19-20 December in an effort to foster employment and provide alternatives to irregular migration in the governorate.

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  • IOM, MoFA organize an Event to Celebrate the International Migrants Day

    Cairo, 17 December 2015 – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in partnership with the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has organized an event titled “The Role of migration for sustainable development,” on Thursday, 17 December 2015 to celebrate the International Migrants Day.