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  • Egypt Ranks Top Sending Country of UMCs to Italy

    Cairo, 12 June 2016 – A total of 1,815 Egyptian irregular migrants arrived in Italy including 1,147 (78%) UMCs from January to May 2015, ranking Egypt as the tenth top sending country of irregular Egyptian migrants to Italy, top sending country of UMCs.

    Topics: Europe, Irregular Migration, USMCs
  • IOM Fears 320 Migrants Missing in Mediterranean as Deaths Approach 3,000 in 2016

    Italy - IOM reports an estimated 206,400 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 5 June. Fatalities in the Mediterranean in 2016 are nearly 1,000 more than last year’s mid-year total.

    Topics: Europe, Irregular Migration, Missing Migrants
  • IOM Confirms Reports of Hundreds of Migrants Killed in Latest Mediterranean Shipwreck Tragedy

    Kalamata, 20 April 2016 - On April 19, IOM staff traveled to Kalamata, Greece to gather information from witnesses to a reported shipwreck that may have caused the deaths of upwards of 400 migrants and refugees in the Mediterranean Sea. 

    Topics: Europe, Irregular Migration
  • 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 IOM for its leading role in the provision of technical and financial support in advancing the committee’s mandate.

    Topics: Cooperation, Irregular Migration, NCCPIM
  • 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, the Youth Association for Population and Development and support of the European Union.

    Topics: Civil Society, Employment, Irregular Migration
  • IOM, Partners Host an Employment Fair in Menoufia

    Cairo, 20 December, 2015 – IOM in collaboration with the National Employment Pact, Nahdet El Mahrousa, and Menoufia University has hosted an employment fair in Shibin Elkom, Menoufia.


    Topics: Employment, Europe, Irregular Migration