Press Releases

IOM Tanzania assists 8 stranded Madagascans to voluntarily return home

Monday, July 7, 2014

IOM Tanzania has assisted eight stranded Madagascan migrants to voluntarily return to their homes. The migrants were on a journey from Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, to Nosy Be, a small Madagascan Island in the Indian Ocean, when their boat was swept by a storm and capsized. The Madagascans were found and rescued by Tanzania’s Coastal Guards at Mtwara Seaport, Tanzania.

IOM Holds Workshop to Promote the Engagement of Women in the Diaspora for the Development of Tanzania

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The two-day workshop will take place in Zanzibar on 25th and 26th June 2014. It will explore a number of topics, including the organization of women in the Diaspora, their contributions in the form of knowledge and skills transfer as well as remittances, current challenges and priorities for women in the Diaspora and how their contributions to development in Tanzania can be maximized.

IOM and Ministry of East African Cooperation conduct successful workshop on the EAC Common Market Protocol

Monday, June 23, 2014

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Ministry for East African Cooperation (MEAC) organized a three-day workshop on the implementation of the Common Market Protocol from 5-7 May, 2014.

40 immigration officials trained to register migrants in Western Tanzania

Saturday, May 31, 2014

2nd- 6th JUNE 2014, IOM Tanzania is in Kagera conducting a training for a group of 40 Tanzanian immigration officials on the application of the biometric registration system recently created by IOM in close cooperation with the Tanzanian Immigration Services Department. The planned registration of migrants in Western Tanzania comes as a response to the migration crisis resulting from last year’s sudden expulsions of irregular migrants in that region.

Migration and the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda

Friday, May 30, 2014

Description: As the target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) nears in 2015, the international community is faced with both the challenge and the opportunity of formulating the next global development agenda.  Although migration was not factored into the MDGs, it plays an integral role in the most crucial development questions facing the world today, including: how to generate inclusive growth and create employment for a growing world population; how to manage new global risks, such as vulnerability to shocks and disasters, and adaptation to climate change; and how to m

IOM to assist 220 Ethiopians to go back home

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

By the end of the week, a first group of 115 Ethiopian irregular migrants will have returned home from Tanzania. The initiative has been carried out thanks to the support of IOM, the Tanzanian Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through two programmes funded by the Governments of the United States of America, and the Government of Japan, respectively.

Technical meeting to review the draft regulations for the Anti Tafficking in Persons Act

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

From 28th to 30th April 2014, IOM Tanzania Counter Trafficking team will facilitate a meeting amongst project's stakeholders with the aim of reviewing the draft regulations for the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act 2008. The meeting will take place at JB Belmont Hotel in Dar es Salaam.

1st Project Management Meeting for new counter trafficking project

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The first project management team meeting (PMT) of the new EU funded-IOM project "Supporting the establishment of protection, assistance and referral mechanisms for child victims of trafficking in Tanzania" is taking place today, 30th January 2014, in Dar es Salaam. The objective of this half-day meeting is to present the project,  discuss the workplan, opportunities, challanges and next steps.

Diaspora Engagement Workshop 22-24 January 2014, Dar es Salaam

Monday, January 20, 2014

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is launching a new outreach project to Tanzanians living abroad (the Diaspora), entitled “‘Enhancing the Migration Evidence Base for the Development of Tanzania”. The project will start with a Diaspora Engagement workshop and a Training of Trainers event in Dar es Salaam from 22nd to 24th and 27th to 29th of January 2014.

IOM facilitated a four-day Workshop on Return Management

Monday, January 20, 2014

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Tanzania, in close collaboration with the Tanzanian Regional Immigration Training Academy and IOM African Capacity Building Centre (ACBC), organized a four-day “Return Management Workshop: Lessons Learned from Mtabila Camp Closure, Operation Kimbunga and the way Forward in Western Tanzania”.