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IOM Assists 133 Sudanese Migrants to Return to Their Home Country

Cairo, 28 November 2019 – Today, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Egypt assisted 133 Sudanese migrants – 85 males and 48 females, including 95 adults and 38 children – to return to their country of origin through its assisted voluntary return and reintegration programming.

IOM collaborated closely with the Embassy of Sudan in Egypt and with local authorities in Sudan to arrange a charter flight under the European Union (EU) funded EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in North Africa (EU-IOM Joint Initiative).

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IOM Egypt Concludes the First African-Union Edition of the Certificate in Migration Governance and Celebrates the Graduation of 23 Officials from the Region

Cairo, 14 November 2019 – Building on Egypt’s Chairmanship of the African Union, and under the guidelines of the Migration Governance Framework (MiGoF), IOM Egypt in partnership with the Egyptian Institute for Diplomatic Studies with the generous contribution of the Kingdom of Netherlands and the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, launched the First African-Union Edition of the Certificate in Migration Governance from 10-14 November 2019, to build the capacity of Governmental and Non-Governmental actors working on migration related issues in the African region.

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259 Resettled Refugees from Egypt Arrive in Germany

Cairo, 10 October 2019 – Two-hundred fifty-nine refugees departed from Cairo to Hannover in Germany on a charter flight with International Organization for Migration (IOM) support. This is the second charter flight; the first charter took place on 11 September 2019 with 246 refugees on board.

The resettled group comprised refugees from Syria, South Sudan, Sudan, Eritrea and Somalia. Among the group were 78 children and 16 infants.

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Award-Winning Actress Julia Ormond, Egyptian Actor Asser Yassin Join Global Migration Film Festival 2019 Jury

Geneva – Emmy-award winning British actress and activist against human trafficking, Julia Ormond, and Egyptian actor, writer and film producer Asser Yassin have added their marquee names and expertise in migration, film-making and visual storytelling to IOM’s 2019 Global Migration Film Festival (GMFF).  

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IOM Egypt Conducts Capacity Building Trainings for Migrant Community Leaders in Alexandria

Alexandria, 25 - 26 September 2019 - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Egypt held two days of capacity building sessions on a variety of pressing issues at the request of Syrian community leaders. While leaders from the Yemeni, Sudanese and South Sudanese communities in Alexandria and the North Coast had received training previously in response to needs and requests, this was the first of such activities for the Syrian community in this area.

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IOM Egypt Secures Phase II of Regional Programme for the Protection of Vulnerable and Stranded Migrants

Cairo, 7 October 2019 - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been responding to the increasingly complex and diverse migration context across North Africa through the provision of voluntary return and reintegration to stranded migrants, protection and humanitarian services for vulnerable groups—particularly unaccompanied and separated children (UASCs), victims of trafficking (VoTs), advocacy for protection mechanisms and collaboration networks with governments.

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IOM Egypt Trains Forensic Experts on Passport Examination Procedures

Cairo, 15 September 2019 - IOM Egypt organized two trainings on passport examination procedures for the Egyptian Forensic Medicine Authority (EFMA). The training accommodated 49 forensic experts from seven governorates.

The six-day trainings were facilitated by Mr. Nelson Goncalves, Immigration and Border Management (IBM) Training Specialist from IOM’s African Capacity Building Centre in Tanzania. Participants acquired in-depth and hands-on experience on passport examination, using verification equipment to identify forged and counterfeit documents.

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IOM Egypt and the American University in Cairo Conclude the Second Edition of the Certificate in Migration Governance

Cairo, 12 September 2019 – Cairo, Following the great success of the first edition of the Regional Certificate in Migration Governance that took place in 2018, IOM Egypt and the American University in Cairo’s Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (AUC/CMRS) concluded the second edition of the certificate.   Twenty-six governmental and non – governmental officials working on migration-related topics took part in the six-day training. 

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More Than 240 Refugees Resettled from Egypt to Germany

Berlin, 11 September 2019 – Two-hundred forty-six refugees arrived safely in Hannover, Germany on a charter flight from Egypt with International Organization for Migration (IOM) support. 

The resettled group comprised refugees from Syria, South Sudan, Sudan, Eritrea and Somalia. Among the group were 64 children and nine infants.

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Mission’89 and IOM Egypt Sign a Partnership to Tackle Trafficking in Sports

Cairo, 26 August 2019  Mission’89 and The International Organization for Migration (IOM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to kickstart their collaboration.

IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits both migrants and society and Mission’89 was set up to uphold the 1989 United Nations Rights of the Child, with the specific aim of ending trafficking of children in the name of sport.  

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