Humanitarian Assistance

From left: Tanzania’s Commissioner for Passport and Citizenship, Mr. Gerald Kihinga and IOM Chief of Mission in Tanzania, Dr. Qasim Sufi. Photo: IOM
The 17 migrants just before their departure for Ethiopia. Photo: IOM
One of the migrants as the group boards the plane for home. Photo: IOM

IOM HELPS SOMALI MIGRANTS RETURN HOME FROM TANZANIA

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 j

Migrants at the Immigration Department in Dar Es Salaam. Photo: IOM
Ethiopian migrants boarding the flight at the Julius Nyerere International Airport, Dar Es Salaam. Photo: IOM
Ethiopian migrants at the Julius Nyerere International Airport, Dar Es Salaam. Photo: IOM

IOM HELPS 67 ETHIOPIAN STRANDED MIGRANTS RETURN FROM TANZANIA

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 prison

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

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 Go

IOM FACILITATES THE RETURN OF 300 STRANDED ETHIOPIAN MIGRANTS FROM TANZANIA

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 Tanza

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 Tanzania Resident Coordinator-Mr. Alvaro Rodriguez
Commissioner of Immigration Services in Zanzibar, Mr. Johari Masoud Sururu

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

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 staff sensitizing mine workers at Matundas mining area to undergo for TB screening & HIV testing
IOM Staff offering counselling on TB & HIV to one of the community member at Makungolosi mining area
Community members at Itumbi mining area listening to a counselor before TB & HIV testing

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

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

UPDATES ON UN CERF KAGERA EARTHQUAKE RESPONSE PROJECT MARCH 08, 2017

This update is produced by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) concerning its emergency response to earthquake in Kagera Region. Funded by the UN Central Emergency Relief Fund, CERF, IOM is carrying out relief activities in the NFI and temporary shelter sector. UNICEF is supporting access to safe and quality education and school water and sanitation facilities for schools affected by the earthquake in Kagera, as well as protecting children affected by the earthquake through psychosocial support.

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE TO EARTHQUAKE AFFECTED FAMILIES IN KAGERA

Case Story 1: It is Difficult for a Man to not be Able to Fend for his Family

We had all sat around the fire having a late lunch when the tremour began. Nothing to worry about, I thought, but then it started to shake violently. The next thing I knew, my house had caved in with my wife and children in it. My first instinct was to try find and get them out.” Tibaikwenda narrates.

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.
Immigration officers registering migrants at Moa village in Tanga.

TANZANIA LAUNCHES BIOMETRIC REGISTRATION SYSTEM FOR MIGRANTS

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.

UPDATES: ON UN CERF KAGERA EARTHQUAKE RESPONSE PROJECT JANUARY 17, 2017

This update is produced by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) concerning its emergency response to earthquake in Kagera Region. Funded by the UN Central Emergency Relief Fund, CERF, IOM is carrying out relief activities in the NFI and temporary shelter sector. UNICEF is supporting access to safe and quality education and school water and sanitation facilities for schools affected by the earthquake in Kagera, as well as protecting children affected by the earthquake through psychosocial support.