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Health Surveillance of Travelers at Points of Entry in Response to Emerging Respiratory Viruses, Including COVID-19

Health Surveillance of Travelers at Points of Entry in Response to Emerging Respiratory Viruses, Including COVID-19

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IOM Egypt Conducts Training on Health Surveillance of Travelers at Points of Entry in Response to Emerging Respiratory Viruses, Including COVID-19

Cairo, February 2020 - IOM EGYPT launched a Health Surveillance of Travelers at Points of Entry in Response to Emerging Respiratory Viruses, Including COVID-19 course which provides guidance to public health authorities at points of entry (POEs [airports, seaports and ground crossings]) to consider while responding to the cross-border spread of emerging respiratory viruses such as COVID-19.

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Strengthening Capacities of Egyptian Authorities on Countering Smuggling of Migrants and Trafficking in Persons

Cairo, 28 - 30 November - 13-15 December 2020 - Egypt IOM Egypt and the National Council of Judicial Studies (NCJS), in cooperation with the National Coordinating Committee for Combating and Preventing Illegal Migration and Trafficking in Persons (NCCPIM&TIP), organized two workshops for judges during the period between 28-30 November 2020 and 13-15 December 2020. The workshops were conducted in Cairo and Alexandria respectively. 

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2020 Global Migration Film Festival Opens, Linking a Worldwide Audience to Cinema and Human Mobility

Geneva – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) this week (30 November) is launching its annual Global Migration Film Festival, presenting five selected films for screening worldwide. This will mark IOM´s fifth year presenting documentaries, features and short films that explore the themes of migration and human mobility.  

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IOM Egypt Trains 49 Forensic Experts on Passport Examination Procedures

Cairo, 29 November 2020 - 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 Ms. Sara Pownall, an IOM consultant in Border Management and Immigration. Participants acquired in-depth and hands-on experience on passport examination, using verification equipment to identify forged and counterfeit documents.

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NCCPIM&TIP, UNODC and IOM Raise Awareness on Combating and Preventing Trafficking in Persons at Cairo International Film Festival

Cairo, Egypt, 2 December 2020 - The National Coordinating Committee for Combating and Preventing Illegal Migration and Trafficking in Persons (NCCPIM&TIP), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) are to hold an awareness-raising campaign on combating and preventing human trafficking during the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) 42nd edition taking place this year.

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Goodwill Ambassadors stand in solidarity with Gender-based Violence Survivors 

Cairo, 25 November 2020 – Since the outbreak of COVID-19, emerging data and reports have shown that all forms of violence against women and girls, particularly domestic violence, has intensified.

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150 Sudanese Sudan Migrants Return Home with the Assistance of IOM Egypt

Cairo, 5 November 2020 – One hundred and fifty Sudanese migrants returned home to Khartoum from Cairo on 5 November, on a charter flight facilitated by IOM Egypt under its CARE II project that is funded by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany. 

At the onset of the pandemic, many migrants found themselves stranded and unable to return home, due to the government-imposed travel restrictions and airspace closures.

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IOM Egypt Meets with Embassies in Egypt to Foster Cooperation

Cairo, 15 November - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Egypt held a meeting with representatives of eight (8) African Embassies in Egypt to discuss ways to enhance cooperation in support for stranded and vulnerable migrants.

During the meeting, participants were introduced the IOM’s overall programmes and services, including the direct assistance and Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) programmes, which are benefiting thousands of migrants in Egypt.

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IOM Egypt Contributes to the Enhancement of the First shelter for Victims of Trafficking in Egypt

Cairo, 4 November 2020 - IOM Egypt, in partnership with the Government of Egypt and its counterparts, the Ministry of Social Solidarity (MOSS), the National Coordinating Committee for Combatting and Preventing Illegal Migration and Trafficking in Persons (NCCPIM&TIP), the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM), the Embassy of Denmark, and the Egyptian Red Crescent (ERC), attended a press conference to inaugurate the opening of the first government-run shelter for victims of trafficking (VoT) in Egypt.

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