Cairo, 1 December 2019 – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Mission to the Arab Republic of Egypt launched the regional programme "Strengthening Protection and Assistance to Vulnerable and Stranded Migrants in and Transiting through North Africa (PROTECT II)", funded by the generous contribution of the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The PROTECT II programme represents a continuation of the PROTECT I, which ended successfully in September 2019, and will operate in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt and Ethiopia.
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.
Cairo, 31 July 2019 – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Egypt organized this week a charter assisting 114 stranded Sudanese nationals in Egypt to return home. The passengers included 18 families, single mothers, and more than 50 children, many of whom have been living in Egypt for several years. Those selected for the special charter return were of particular vulnerability.
Cairo, 14 March 2019 – IOM and the Secretariat of Sudanese Working Abroad (SSWA) had a two-day joint mission in Cairo on 12 and 14 March 2019, to explore available options for Sudanese nationals in Egypt who would like to return home with IOM assistance. The SSWA is a governmental institution mandated to coordinate the reintegration efforts for returning Sudanese nationals.
Cairo, 4 July 2017 - IOM Egypt launched its revamped Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) Map to provide policymakers, development partners, civil society, private sector, academia and the donor community with updated information on volunhtary returns.
Cairo, 28 November 2016 - Eight senior government officials from Egypt, Sudan and Tunisia have travelled to the Netherlands to study best practices in Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) as part of a visit organized by IOM.
Cairo, 11 July 2016 - The number of vulnerable stranded migrants with immediate financial, health and protection needs requesting help from IOM Egypt, including assisted voluntary return to their country of origin, has spiked in 2016.
Cairo, 15 March 2016 - IOM returned a new-born child to her extended family in the Philippines after the passing away of her mother in Cairo through the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) programme.