IOM COLLABORATES WITH MPs TO ENSURE MIGRANT-INCLUSIVE POLICIES, LEGISLATIONS AND STRATEGIES IN TANZANIA
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
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
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.
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.
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.
IOM Leads Round Table Discussions at the Second African Conference on Key Populations in the HIV Epidemic
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”.
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.
HIV remains a major public health issue around the world, being responsible for over 35 million deaths to date. Migrants and mobile populations are recognised as being at a high risk of HIV infection as they frequently face marginalisation, exclusion and various barriers to accessing health promotion and care. The disease is especially concerning in Tanzania, where it remains the number one cause of mortality.
On 29 September 2015, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in collaboration with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), conducted a training on migration and refugee issues for Tanzanian media in Mtwara. Twenty five journalists from different media houses in Mtwara and Lindi attended the training, which aimed at enhancing Tanzanian journalists’ capacity to effectively report on migration and refugee stories, as well as human trafficking and smuggling.
Groundbreaking IOM Study Reveals Migrants and Migrant Affected Communities Around the Port of Dar es Salaam Have Complex Sexual Networks
A groundbreaking study commissioned by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in partnership with the South African Development Community (SADC) and the support of Tanzania Commission for Aids (TACAIDS) has revealed that key populations working around the Port have a higher risk to contracting HIV/AIDS and STIs due to the complexities of sexual networks within their environment.