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Some 21 government officers from the United Republic of Tanzania were trained on ways to combat transnational organized crime. Photo: IOM/Tanzania

IOM TRAINS TANZANIAN IMMIGRATION AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ON TRANSNATIONAL ORGANIZED CRIME

Saturday, February 16, 2019

The International Organization for Migration (IOM)’s African Capacity Building Centre (ACBC) and the Tanzania Immigration Service Department (TISD) organized a 4-day training (12-15/02) on transnational organized crime (TOC) for 21 government officers from the United Republic of Tanzania.

IOM Chief of Mission, Dr Qasim Sufi (left) Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Mr. Hamad Masauni (right)

IOM ASSISTS THE GOVERNMENT OF TANZANIA IN IMPROVING THE MANAGEMENT OF ITS BORDER WITH BURUNDI

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Under the framework of a cross-border project “Preventing Conflict and Building Peace through Addressing the Drivers of Conflict and Instability associated with forced Displacement between Burundi and Tanzania” financed by the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) and jointly implemented by three UN agencies i.e. IOM, UNHCR and UNDP in both Tanzania and Burundi, IOM Tanzania donated equipment and furniture worth 30,000 USD (thirty thousand USD) to the Government of Tanzania for two Land Border Entry Points between Tanzania and Burundi i.e. Manyovu and Mabamba.

IOM BOOSTS CAPACITY OF TANZANIAN IMMIGRATION OFFICIALS TO TRAIN COLLEAGUES

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

IOM’s African Capacity Building Centre (IOM ACBC) in coordination with the Tanzania Regional Immigration Training Academy (TRITA), conducted a two-week training on curriculum development for Tanzanian Immigration Officials in Moshi from 5 to 19 November 2018.

From left: Tanzania’s Commissioner for Passport and Citizenship, Mr. Gerald Kihinga and IOM Chief of Mission in Tanzania, Dr. Qasim Sufi. Photo: IOM

IOM HELPS SOMALI MIGRANTS RETURN HOME FROM TANZANIA

Monday, October 8, 2018

On Wednesday (03/10) IOM, the UN Migration Agency, assisted 17 Somali migrants in returning voluntarily from Tanzania, where they had been detained as they embarked on an unsuccessful journey to South Africa.

Migrants at the Immigration Department in Dar Es Salaam. Photo: IOM

IOM HELPS 67 ETHIOPIAN STRANDED MIGRANTS RETURN FROM TANZANIA

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Last Friday (28/09) the UN Migration Agency (IOM) office in Tanzania successfully secured the release and return of 67 Ethiopian irregular migrants who were detained in Tanzanian prisons.

Donation of Personal Protective Equipment kits to IOM staff in Kigoma, Tanzania. Photo: IOM

IOM DONATES PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT KITS TO GOVERNMENT HOSPITAL IN TANZANIA

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Due to the recent resurgence of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), one of the six countries bordering the United Republic of Tanzania, the Government has increased its efforts to prevent EVD cases entering Tanzania by strengthening disease surveillance measures at both airport and land entry points in the country.

Representatives from the Tanzanian Immigration Service Department, the Government of the Netherlands, IOM and participants from DRC to the Training of Trainers on Security Document and Fraud Detection.

IOM UPGRADES TANZANIA REGIONAL IMMIGRATION TRAINING ACADEMY FORENSIC LAB

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Under the framework of a Dutch-funded project entitled Enhancing Migration Management in African States through Capacity Building on Integrated Border Management and Countering Irregular Migration, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, upgraded the forensic laboratory in the Tanzania Regional Immigration Training Academy (TRITA).

IOM FACILITATES THE RETURN OF 300 STRANDED ETHIOPIAN MIGRANTS FROM TANZANIA

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

This month IOM, the UN Migration Agency, assisted in the voluntary return of 300 Ethiopian migrants (6 women and 294 men, among them 191 children and 36 medical cases) stranded in Tanzania. The migrants left Tanzania on four different flights in the month of June, with the last group of 84 migrants departed on Tuesday (19/06).

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.