Press Releases

From left: Tanzania’s Commissioner for Passport and Citizenship, Mr. Gerald Kihinga and IOM Chief of Mission in Tanzania, Dr. Qasim Sufi. Photo: IOM

IOM HELPS SOMALI MIGRANTS RETURN HOME FROM TANZANIA

Monday, October 8, 2018

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 journey to South Africa.

Migrants at the Immigration Department in Dar Es Salaam. Photo: IOM

IOM HELPS 67 ETHIOPIAN STRANDED MIGRANTS RETURN FROM TANZANIA

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

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 prisons.

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

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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 Government has increased its efforts to prevent EVD cases entering Tanzania by strengthening disease surveillance measures at both airport and land entry points in the country.

Representatives from the Tanzanian Immigration Service Department, the Government of the Netherlands, IOM and participants from DRC to the Training of Trainers on Security Document and Fraud Detection.

IOM UPGRADES TANZANIA REGIONAL IMMIGRATION TRAINING ACADEMY FORENSIC LAB

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Under the framework of a Dutch-funded project entitled Enhancing Migration Management in African States through Capacity Building on Integrated Border Management and Countering Irregular Migration, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, upgraded the forensic laboratory in the Tanzania Regional Immigration Training Academy (TRITA).

IOM FACILITATES THE RETURN OF 300 STRANDED ETHIOPIAN MIGRANTS FROM TANZANIA

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

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 Tanzania. The migrants left Tanzania on four different flights in the month of June, with the last group of 84 migrants departed on Tuesday (19/06).

IOM Chief of Mission in Tanzania, Dr. Qasim Sufi exchanging the deed of donation with the Tanzania's Commissioner for Border Management in the capital Dar es Salaam.

UN MIGRATION AGENCY BOOSTS TANZANIA’S CAPACITY TO ADDRESS IRREGULAR MIGRATION

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Dar es Salaam – At the request of Tanzania’s Ministry of Home Affairs and Commissioner General of Immigration services, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, through its African Capacity Building Centre (ACBC) in Moshi, this week (20/11) donated four facial matching systems to the Tanzania Immigration Services Department at the Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA).

Simulation exercise for immigration officers prior to donation. Photo: UN Migration Agency (IOM) 2017

KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO USE FACIAL MATCHING SYSTEMS TO FACILITATE CROSS-BORDER MOBILITY

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Hai District – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has donated four Facial Matching Systems (FMS), including one to the Tanzania Immigration Services Department (TISD) at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) on 29 September.

Participants of the Migration Information and Data Analysis System (MIDAS) training in Tanzania. Photo: UN Migration Agency (IOM) 2017

UN MIGRATION AGENCY TRAINS SUDANESE OFFICIALS TO INCREASE BORDER SECURITY, ENHANCE PROTECTION OF VULNERABLE MIGRANTS

Monday, August 28, 2017

Moshi – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, held a three-day training course for Sudanese officials at the African Capacity Building Centre (ACBC) in Tanzania. Running from 22 to 24 August, the training focused on the Migration Information and Data Analysis System (MIDAS), IOM’s border management information system developed in 2009. MIDAS is a high-quality, user-friendly and fully customizable solution for States in need of a cost-effective and comprehensive border system.

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

Thursday, August 10, 2017

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

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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. The activity was held on the 4th and 5th April 2017 in Makongolosi and Matundasi mining areas in Chunya District, Mbeya region.