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World Day Against Trafficking in Persons: Victims in lock-down

29 July 2020, Cairo, Egypt - This year the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons coincides with the persistence of COVID-19 pandemic that has negatively impacted the entire world, especially the marginalized and vulnerable groups. It has also led to the emergence of new groups affected by the deterioration of economic conditions, making them vulnerable to all forms of exploitation.

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IOM Egypt Provided Protective Equipment and Hygiene Supplies to Social Care Institutions Around the Country

30 June, Cairo - In the response to the COVID-19 crisis, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) partnered with the Ministry of Social Solidarity (MoSS)  for the procurement and distribution of essential hygiene equipment and supplies to the Ministry’s Social Care Institutions (SCIs) that provide protection to vulnerable populations including unaccompanied children, single women, and persons with disability, to ensure the institutions are adequately capacitated to respond to the COVID-19 risks and implement preventative measures.

Topics: COVID19, NFI, SCI

IOM Egypt Launches Tri-lingual Key Migration Terms Guide

Cairo, 30 June 2020 –IOM Egypt has launched the Key Migration Terms publication, which translates migration-related key terms in Arabic, English, and French. This publication, which serves as a guide, has been developed for Arabic-speaking readers based on the English glossary published by IOM in 2019. It contains 73 terms related to migration in Arabic, English and French to ensure it can be used across the Arab world, including in the countries where French is the second language.

Topics: migration terms, key guide, reference, glossary
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IOM Egypt Concludes “1,000s Of Kits for 1,000 Families”, a Week-Long Campaign to Assist Migrants by Providing Essential Items to Protect Their Physical and Mental Health During COVID-19.

Cairo, 9 June 2020 – As part of the “1,000s Of Kits for 1,000 Families” campaign, IOM Egypt organized a week-long collaboration with migrants and community leaders, where various awareness-raising events and distributions took place. The “1,000s Of Kits for 1,000 Families” campaign aims to support vulnerable migrants and their families throughout the different migrant communities in Cairo, whose vulnerability has been exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Topics: COVID-19. NFI
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Egypt is Among the First Countries to Join the International Call to Action “Remittances in Crisis: How to Keep Them Flowing”, Aimed to Ensure the Flow of Remittances to Prevent the Negative Socioeconomic Impacts of COVID-19

Cairo, 16 June 2020—The Arab Republic of Egypt is one of the first countries to join the International Call to Action: “Remittances in Crisis: How to Keep them Flowing.” This initiative is spearheaded by the Embassy of Switzerland and the Embassy of the United Kingdom, in order to mitigate and combat the negative socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19, on migrants and the local economy.  The Call to Action is designed to highlight the vital role that remittances play in supporting hundreds of millions of people around the world, and to generate momentum around a number of import

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IOM Egypt Continues Distributions of Food and Essential Items to Already Vulnerable Migrants in Alexandria Endangered by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Alexandria, 13 May 2020 – In response to COVID-19, IOM Egypt continues to distribute food baskets and essential items to vulnerable migrants in Alexandria. Many of these migrants were already vulnerable prior to the pandemic, and have since lost their source of income due the lockdown. 

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IOM Egypt Collaborates with the Governorate of Giza to Contain COVID-19 by Donating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and COVID-19 Awareness-Raising Materials to the 22 Villages in the Governorate, and Plans Future Awareness-Raising Campaigns

Giza, 21 April 2020 – IOM Egypt’s Medical Health Unit visited the medical team in Giza Governorate to distribute essential items needed to protect against the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and met with health leaders in Giza in order to coordinate future awareness-raising activities together for the public.

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Egypt and the Government of Egypt Sign the Amendment Regarding the Legal Status, Benefits and Immunities of the Organization In Egypt

Cairo, 4 May 2020 – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted the signing ceremony of an amendment to the agreement between the Egyptian government and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) that was concluded on May 21, 1995 related to the legal status, benefits and immunities of the Organization in Egypt and considering the presence of two IOM offices in the country, one of which is a country office and a regional one concerned with coverage the Middle East and North Africa region.

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IOM Egypt Distributes Care Packages to Migrant Communities to Better Support Them in the Fight Against COVID-19

Alexandria, 8 April 2020 –Under the ongoing “We Care” campaign, IOM Egypt distributed care packages to different migrant communities in Cairo and Alexandria to better support them in the fight against COVID-19. 

IOM Egypt responded to the COVID-19 crisis which is affecting many already vulnerable migrants by providing basic care packages which consists of food and hygienic items. Initially, 400 food baskets were distributed in Alexandria and the North Coast through Caritas.

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IOM Holds a Training Workshop for Egyptian Media Personnel on Reporting on Trafficking in Persons

Cairo, 19 February  – The International Organization for Migration (IOM), in coordination with the Government of Egypt’s National Coordinating Committee for Combatting and Preventing Illegal Migration and Trafficking in Persons (NCCPIM&TiP), conducted a two-day training in Cairo for Egyptian media personnel on reporting on trafficking in persons. The training focuses on improving the knowledge of media professionals on trafficking in persons and related ethical considerations.

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