Press Releases

  • IOM Egypt Organizes Strategic Planning Workshop for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency (MSMEDA)

    Cairo, 21 January 2019 – In the framework of IOM’s Initiatives for Local Development of Egypt through the Support of Egyptians Abroad (ILDEA) project, funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (IADC), IOM hosted a strategic planning workshop for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency (MSMEDA)’s line management and staff working in the Human and Community Development Central Sector. 

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  • IOM Kicks off 2019 Series of Trainings for Prosecutors on Counter Trafficking

    Cairo, 20 January 2019 – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and its national partners, the National Coordinating Committee on Combating and Preventing Illegal Migration and Trafficking in Persons (NCCPIM & TIP) and the Office of the Prosecutor General (OPG), kicked off a series of trainings strengthening the capacities of Prosecutors in counter trafficking in persons.

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  • IOM Egypt Hosted a CEO Roundtable with Leaders from the Private Sector to Discuss Challenges and Opportunities of Migration

    Cairo, 15 January 2019 – With the objective of informing and fostering discussion and partnership with the private sector, IOM Egypt, in collaboration with the UN Global Compact Network, invited representatives from a diverse set of companies, including Nestle and Orange Egypt, for a CEO Roundtable.

    A variety of sectors where represented during the roundtable, such as academia, food production, travel & leisure, general industries, construction & materials, retail & distribution, community development, financial services, media, telecommunications and investment.

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  • IOM Egypt Concludes the First Edition of the Regional Certificate in Migration Governance and Celebrates the Graduation of 15 Officials from the Region

    Cairo, 21 December 2018 – After the big success of the first two editions of the Certificate in Migration Governance that built the capacities of 57 governmental and non-governmental officials working on migration-related issues, IOM Egypt, in partnership with the American University in Cairo’s Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (AUC/CMRS) launched the first Regional edition for 15 participants.

    Topics: Certificate
  • IOM and Partners Hold Closing Event of the Community Outreach Programme

    Cairo, 20 December 2018 - Under the auspices of the National Coordinating Committee on Combatting and Preventing Illegal Migration and Trafficking in Persons (NCCPIM&TIP), IOM and the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM) celebrated the implementation of the Community Outreach Programme on Irregular Migration. The programme raised awareness about the risks of irregular migration among children aged 12-18 in the six highest sending Governorates of irregular migrants, as identified by NCCPIM&TIP: Kafr Elsheikh, Behaira, Dakahleya, Gharbeya, Fayoum and Assiut.

    Topics: Training of Trainers
  • IOM Organizes a Community Event in Alexandria to Mark the International Migrants Day 2018

    Alexandria, 22 December 2018 - To honor the over 1 billion migrants around the world, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) held a community event to mark the International Migrants Day 2018 and celebrate the contributions of migrants to their host communities and communities of origin. This day was also an occasion to remember and commemorate the migrants who lost their lives on their journey in search of a better life.

     

    Topics: International Migrants Day
  • IOM Organizes Sessions for Women Empowerment

    Cairo, 12 November 2018 - IOM Egypt has organized two sessions under Women in Leadership initiative on 22nd July and 12th November 2018. The objective of this initiative is to inspire staff through examples of women in leadership positions. The two pilot sessions included Carmela Godeau, Regional Director IOM MENA and Blerta Aliko, Country Representative, UN WOMEN Egypt as guest speakers.

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  • IOM Hosts a Baby Shower for More Than Forty Recent Mothers and Mothers-To-Be from the Migrant Community

    Cairo, 13 December 2018 – IOM Egypt hosted a baby shower for more than forty recent mothers and mothers-to-be from the migrant community. The event was organized by IOM Egypt’s Migrant Assistance and Protection Services team to address the needs of a growing number of pregnant beneficiaries approaching IOM.

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  • IOM Organizes a Community Event in Egypt to Mark the International Migrants Day 2018

    Cairo, 15 December 2018 - To honour the over 1 billion migrants around the world, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and The European Union Delegation in Egypt held a community event to mark the International Migrants Day 2018 and celebrate the positive contributions of migrants to both their host communities and communities of origin. This day was also an occasion to remember and commemorate the migrants who lost their lives on their journey in search of a better life.

    Topics: International Migrants Day
  • IOM Egypt Supports the Resettlement of Refugees from Egypt to Portugal

    Cairo/Lisbon, 17 December 2018The UN Migration Agency (IOM Egypt) and the Embassy of Portugal successfully facilitated the resettlement of 33 refugees of several nationalities such as Syrian, Somali, Sudanese and South Sudanese from Egypt to Portugal. A group of 26 individuals boarded a flight from Cairo on the 17th of December, transited in Frankfurt and landed in Lisbon. While another group of 7 individuals traveled on 18th of December, transited in Istanbul and landed in Lisbon, Portugal.

     

    Topics: Resettlement