Information Session on IOM services and health topics for Female Migrants

August 2022, Egypt- The International Organization for Migration (IOM) organized a one-day information session on IOM services and health topics that was attended by 22 female migrants from Sudanese, Eritrean and Somali migrant community in Egypt.

During the event, IOM staff introduced the migrants to the main role of the IOM and the areas of work by the organization to sensitize them to the available services for migrants that they can seek whenever in need including direct assistance, medical assistance, assisted voluntary return and re-integration and trainings. Additionally, IOM medical staff concluded interactive information sessions with the migrants on health topics relevant to hygiene, cervix cancer, breast cancer and family planning to raise the awareness of the participants on prevention and positive health practices.

According to one participant: “Honestly, the day was amazing, and I benefitted a lot. I was introduced to new information that I was not aware of… We can share this information among our communities and with the newcomers who are not aware of this information and services. Thank you for the valuable information”.

This activity was implemented under Aware Migrants project funded by the Italian Ministry of Interior under the EU RDPP Programme.

The information sessions contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically Goal 3 to “ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”. The workshops also align with IOM Egypt’s engagement with the Government of Egypt on awareness raising to ensure better living conditions and the fulfilment of the rights.

For more information, please contact Noha Elyamani, Programme Assistant,