Press Releases

  • Star-studded Award Ceremony for Global Migration Film Festival in Cairo

    Cairo – Today, on International Migrants Day, the Global Migration Film Festival draws to a close at the historic Al-Manial Palace in Cairo, Egypt, culminating the most successful edition held so far. 

    A truly worldwide festival run by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in partnership with United Nations Information Centres worldwide, it has already seen 558 screenings take place in 161 cities and over 103 countries, a number that is up 50 per cent from last year. 

  • Monitoring Visit to Five Local Community Development Projects in Assiut

    Assiut, 12 November 2018 – 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, a visit to monitor the progress of implementation of the initiatives implemented by NGOs was organized by Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development (MSMEDA) to gain insights on the quality of the interventions and provided services.

  • Third edition of the Global Migration Film Festival comes to Cairo

    Cairo, 14 November 2018 – The International Organization of Migration is hosting its annual Global Migration Film Festival (GMFF) from 28 November to 18 December 2018. Designed to pave the way to broaden discussions on migration within the wider public, the movies cover topics common on migration, such as Labour Migration, Border Management and Children on the Move. For 2018, the overall theme is “The Promise and Challenge of Migration, and the Positive Contributions Migrants Make to Their Communities”.

  • IOM Egypt and AUC’s Center for Migration and Refugee Studies Launch the Third Edition of the Certificate in Migration Governance

    Cairo, 28 October 2018 – After two successful editions where 57 officials graduated, IOM Egypt and the American University in Cairo (AUC)’s Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) launched the third edition of the Certificate in Migration Governance (CMG) at the AUC Tahrir campus.

    Topics: Certificate
  • IOM Egypt launches first Environmental Art Day for Children

    Cairo, 1 November 2018 –  IOM Egypt launched its very first Environmental Art Day for children. This event was organized by IOM’s Environmental Working Group (EWG) and the Staff Association Committee (SAC)  for Syrian children and their mothers to come to IOM Egypt’s office and share an afternoon of art and fun with IOM staff.

  • IOM Egypt Celebrates UN Day by Providing Medical Equipment to Ain Shams Specialized Hospital in Cairo

    Cairo, 24 October 2018 – IOM Egypt celebrated the United Nations Day with the Cairo Ain Shams Specialized Hospital this year. IOM symbolically donated equipment illustrating its wish to pursue its long-standing partnership in the health sector of Egypt.

  • IOM Launches Guide to Harness Migration’s Positive Contribution to Sustainable Development

    Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has released a new guide for government actors involved in implementing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as they relate to migration. Migration and the 2030 Agenda: A Guide for Practitioners, published on 09 October, aims to help policymakers integrate migration into local and national development planning.

    Topics: Development
  • IOM Libya Organizes First Charter Flight to Ethiopia with a Stopover in Egypt

    Libya, 28 September 2018 - On Monday 24 September, IOM, the UN Migration Agency organized its first charter to Ethiopia from Libya’s Zintan airport, with a stopover in Egypt for 177 stranded migrants. With the current unpredictable security situation and limited international flights following the closure of Tripoli’s Mitiga airport, IOM managed to plan a stopover in Alexandria, with the support of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to assist an additional 60 Egyptian migrants stranded in Libya to return home.

    Topics: Return
  • Training of Trainers for Community Ambassadors in Dakahlia Governorate

    Cairo, 3 October 2018 - IOM and its partners, the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM) and the National Coordinating Committee on Combatting and Preventing Illegal Migration and Trafficking in Persons (NCCPIM & TIP), kicked off a Training of Trainers (ToT) programme with Community Ambassadors in Mansoura, Dakahlia Governorate. The participants were nominated by the Ministries of Social Solidarity, Youth and Sports, Endowment, Education and Technical Education, and Culture.

    Topics: Training of Trainers
  • IOM Egypt Trains Forensic Experts on Passport Examination Procedures

    Cairo, 20 September 2018 - IOM and the Forensic Medicine Authority (FMA) organized a training from 18 to 20 September for 25 forensic experts from 7 different Egyptian governorates on passport examination procedures in order to support front line border management, law enforcement and prosecutors.

    Topics: Border Management