Press Releases

IOM Chief of Mission in Tanzania, Dr. Qasim Sufi exchanging the deed of donation with the Tanzania's Commissioner for Border Management in the capital Dar es Salaam.

UN MIGRATION AGENCY BOOSTS TANZANIA’S CAPACITY TO ADDRESS IRREGULAR MIGRATION

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Dar es Salaam – At the request of Tanzania’s Ministry of Home Affairs and Commissioner General of Immigration services, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, through its African Capacity Building Centre (ACBC) in Moshi, this week (20/11) donated four facial matching systems to the Tanzania Immigration Services Department at the Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA).

Simulation exercise for immigration officers prior to donation. Photo: UN Migration Agency (IOM) 2017

KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO USE FACIAL MATCHING SYSTEMS TO FACILITATE CROSS-BORDER MOBILITY

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Hai District – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has donated four Facial Matching Systems (FMS), including one to the Tanzania Immigration Services Department (TISD) at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) on 29 September.

Participants of the Migration Information and Data Analysis System (MIDAS) training in Tanzania. Photo: UN Migration Agency (IOM) 2017

UN MIGRATION AGENCY TRAINS SUDANESE OFFICIALS TO INCREASE BORDER SECURITY, ENHANCE PROTECTION OF VULNERABLE MIGRANTS

Monday, August 28, 2017

Moshi – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, held a three-day training course for Sudanese officials at the African Capacity Building Centre (ACBC) in Tanzania. Running from 22 to 24 August, the training focused on the Migration Information and Data Analysis System (MIDAS), IOM’s border management information system developed in 2009. MIDAS is a high-quality, user-friendly and fully customizable solution for States in need of a cost-effective and comprehensive border system.

Government representatives of Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania as UN Migration Agency, IOM at a policy workshop on addressing the needs of stranded and vulnerable migrants on the Southern migration route.

UN MIGRATION AGENCY HOLDS A POLICY WORKSHOP ON ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF STRANDED AND VULNERABLE MIGRANTS IN THE EAST AND HORN OF AFRICA

Thursday, August 10, 2017

From 18-20 July 2017, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, held a policy workshop for government representatives of Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania, on addressing the needs of stranded and vulnerable migrants on the Southern migration route.

Debrefing meeting between IOM, ILO, TUCTA,NTLP  and District Medical Office with his colleagues

IOM SUPPORTED THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH TO CONDUCT OUTREACH ACTIVITIES INCLUDING TB AWARENESS AND SCREENING CAMPAIGNS ON WORLD TB DAY

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

International Organization for Migration (lOM) in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC) through the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Programme, International Labour Organisation (ILO), Tanzania AIDS Commission (TACAIDS), and Trade Union Congress of Tanzania (TUCTA) conducted a joint activity to commemorate the World TB day. The activity was held on the 4th and 5th April 2017 in Makongolosi and Matundasi mining areas in Chunya District, Mbeya region.

Dr Andrew, (IOM staff) taking participants through a subject on Migrants' Right to Health.

ENGAGING BORDER OFFICIALS IN THE PROMOTION OF MIGRATION HEALTH IN TANZANIA

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

IOM together with the Tanzania Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) enhanced the capacity of 128 border officials via a series of workshops that aimed to raise awareness on health aspects of border management. Participants included port health officers, police officers, immigration officers, state security officers and Tanzania Revenue Authority officers from different points of entry (POE), including airports, sea ports and lake ports.

Tanga Regional Commissioner Hon. Shigela (Left) presenting an identification form to a migrant in Moa Village. Looking on (right) is IOM Tanzania Chief of Mission Dr. Qasim Sufi.

TANZANIA LAUNCHES BIOMETRIC REGISTRATION SYSTEM FOR MIGRANTS

Friday, February 17, 2017

The Government of Tanzania through the Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration Department, in close collaboration with IOM, has launched a biometric registration system for irregular migrants in the country’s Tanga region.

IOM ASSISTS 284 ETHIOPIAN MIGRANTS TO VOLUNTARILY RETURN HOME FROM TANZANIA

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

IOM Tanzania has assisted 284 Ethiopian stranded migrants to voluntarily return to their home country through a European Union funded project entitled “Addressing the Needs of Stranded and Vulnerable migrants”. The Ethiopian migrants, 216 adult men and 58 boys, had been intercepted by Tanzanian authorities as they were being smuggled to South Africa earlier this year. They were being held in 13 prisons located in 8 different regions of Tanzania for 6 months on average.

IOM COLLABORATES WITH MPs TO ENSURE MIGRANT-INCLUSIVE POLICIES, LEGISLATIONS AND STRATEGIES IN TANZANIA

Thursday, October 6, 2016

The International Organization for Migration held a one-day workshop for members of Parliament on migrants’ right to health. The workshop, held at the treasury square in Dodoma, attracted members of Parliament who are also members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Social Services and the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Constitution and Legal Affairs. The 19 MPs were taken through key principles of migrants’ right to health, including legal obligations of the State regarding the human rights of migrants. “IOM is doing a good job.

IOM AND TANZANIA MINISTRY OF LABOUR FACILITATE WORKSHOP ON TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS AND MIGRANT SMUGGLING FOR PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Tanzania: on the 15th September 2016, IOM Tanzania joined the Prime Minister’s Office, Labour, Youth Employment and Persons with Disability (PMO-LYED) in facilitating a workshop on trafficking in persons and migrant smuggling as part of a new labour migration project funded by the IOM Development Fund (IDF). The workshop was hosted by the International Labour Organization (ILO), which is among project partners