Humanitarian Assistance

Mr. Gerevaz and his family, with IOM and the Tanzanian Red Cross team, stand outside the family’s temporary shelter; their former house is under repair.

IOM EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE BRINGS PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL RELIEF TO EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS IN KAGERA REGION

“I was on my way home from my duty the day I saw my house was half collapsed.

IOM staff with a beneficiary family in front of new temporary shelter in Missenyi, Kagera (Tanzania). Photo: IOM
Government officials, IOM, and Red Cross staff look at mergency shelters constructed by IOM and the Tanzania Red Cross (TRC) at the celebration of "International Red Cross Week." Photo: IOM

THE UN AGENCY FOR MIGRATION JOINS THE RED CROSS SOCIETY IN CELEBRATING THE "INTERNATIONAL RCS WEEK"

From 8 to 12 May 2017, the Tanzania Red Cross Society, joined by IOM, are celebrating the “International Red Cross Week” in Bukoba.

IOM assisting Burundian refugee families onto buses in Nduta for their return to Burundi. Photo: IOM 2017

UN MIGRATION AGENCY APPEALS FOR OVER USD 3 MILLION TO ASSIST BURUNDIAN REFUGEES RETURN HOME FROM TANZANIA

Approximately 12,000 Burundian refugees in Tanzania have asked the Government of Tanzania and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency for assistance to get home.

The 12-month pilot project jointly implemented by IOM, UNDP and UNHCR aims to promote concrete cross-border, human rights-based, and multi-agency approaches to peacebuilding in border areas between Burundi and Tanzania, supported by the UN Peacebuilding Fund. Photo: IOM/Triffin Ntore
The 12-month pilot project jointly implemented by IOM, UNDP and UNHCR aims to promote concrete cross-border, human rights-based, and multi-agency approaches to peacebuilding in border areas between Burundi and Tanzania, supported by the UN Peacebuilding Fund. Photo: IOM/Triffin Ntore

IOM SUPPORTS GOVERNMENTS OF BURUNDI, TANZANIA TO STRENGTHEN HUMANITARIAN BORDER MANAGEMENT

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is working with the governments of Burundi and the United Republic of Tanzania to strengthen the capacities of border institutions in the two countries to

Migrants from the Horn of Africa who had taken the Southern Route prepare to return home from Zambia. Photo: IOM 2018

TANZANIA, ETHIOPIA, KENYA AGREE ON ROADMAP FOR ADDRESSING IRREGULAR MIGRATION

"Facilitating simplified consular assistance that in turn will enable easier access to irregular migrants in prisons": this is one of the recommendations agreed to at a high-level inter

ETHIOPIA, KENYA, TANZANIA SEEK SOLUTIONS TO IRREGULAR MIGRATION ON SOUTHERN ROUTE

Irregular migration from the East and Horn of Africa to southern Africa, presents countries along this route with a new challenge: how to manage these flows while ensuring that the huma

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