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.
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 Union Congress of Tanzania (TUCTA) conducted a joint activity to commemorate the World TB day.
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.
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 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.