Press Releases

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

IOM PROVIDES ASSISTANCE TO ASYLUM SEEKERS AND REFUGEES FLEEING BURUNDI FOR TANZANIA

Thursday, June 23, 2016

For 14 months – since April 2015 – political instability in Burundi has led to tens of thousands of Burundians, and other Third Country Nationals (TCNs) residing there, to flee the country and seek refuge in neighboring countries.

IOM, PMO-Ministry of Labour, Employment, Youth and the Disabled Hold Training on Labour Migration

Friday, April 8, 2016

On 7 and 8 April 2016, IOM Tanzania is joining the PMO - Ministry of Labour, Employment, Youth and the Disabled to hold a two day training and roundtable on labour migration at the Peacock Hotel in Dar es Salaam.

Fighting Tuberculosis in Tanzania

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious bacterial disease which is transmitted by air and can be fatal. Tanzania has one of the highest burdens of TB in the world with approximately 295 TB cases per 100,000 adults. Further, about 5 percent of adults in Tanzania are living with HIV or AIDS which according to the World Health Organisation, makes them 26 or 31 times more likely to become sick with TB due to their impaired immune system.

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IOM Leads Round Table Discussions at the Second African Conference on Key Populations in the HIV Epidemic

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The International Organization for Migration participated in the Second African Conference on Key Populations in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 17 December 2015. A round table session, co-chaired by Dr. Michela Martini, IOM’s Regional Migration Health Specialist for East and Southern Africa and UNAIDS, was entitled "Migrants, a key population left behind in the HIV response:  turn theory into action in East and Southern Africa”.

IOM Celebrates International Migrants Day in Tanzania and Commemorates Lives of Migrants Lost

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

On 18 December 2015, IOM Tanzania in partnership with the Youth of United Nations Association of Tanzania (YUNA) held a commemorative event to celebrate International Migrants Day at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Dar es Salaam.