Press Releases

IOM CoM, Dr Qasim Sufi welcoming UNHCR Representative, Ms. Chansa Kapaya in the IOM Makere Processing Centre in Tanzania.

UNHCR REPRESENTATIVE AND DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF REFUGEES IN TANZANIA VISITED IOM MAKERE PROCESSING CENTRE, 25 JULY 2019

Friday, August 16, 2019

The United High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representative, Ms. Chansa Kapaya and the Director of the Department of Refugees in Tanzania, Mr Sudi Exon Mwakibasi visited IOM Makere Processing Centre on 25 July 2019.

The objective of their visit to the IOM Makere Processing Centre was to monitor activities carried out by the International Organization of Migration (IOM) and the other resettlement programme partners in the centre.

IOM Chief of Mission (CoM) in Tanzania, Dr Qasim Sufi addressing the Audience at Murgwanza Hospital, Ngara District during the Donation of Hospital Equipment.

IOM DONATED EQUIPMENT WORTH 70,000 USD TO MURGWANZA AND NYAMIHAGA HOSPITALS IN KAGERA REGION, TANZANIA, 23 JULY 2019

Thursday, August 15, 2019

IOM Donated Equipment Worth 70,000 USD to Murgwanza and Nyamihaga Hospitals in Kagera Region. The donation event took place at Murgwanza hospital in Kagera district on 23 July 2019. IOM was represented by the IOM Chief of Mission (CoM) to Tanzania, Dr. Qasim Sufi, the Head of IOM Sub-Office in Kasulu district and other IOM staff while the Government delegation was led by the Regional Administrative Secretary (RAS) for Kagera region, Prof. Faustine KAMZORA, Regional Medical Officer (RMO), Dr Marco MBATA, Kagera District Commissioner (DC) Lieutenant Colonel, Mr.

Mr David Hofmeijer (IOM Programme Coordinator) giving the opening remarks during the event

IOM TANZANIA KICKED OFF A ROLL-OUT TRAINING WORKSHOP ON IDENTIFICATION AND PROVISION OF ASSISTANCE TO VULNERABLE MIGRANTS

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

14th August 2019, IOM Tanzania kicked off a three day roll-out training workshop on Identification and Provision of Assistance to Vulnerable Migrants in Dar es salaam, Tanzania. The training workshop aims to improve knowledge and skills with regards to the identification and assistance to vulnerable migrants, including unaccompanied and separated migrant children (UASC’s).

Religious Leaders in one of the sessions during the Community Dialogue

ENGAGEMENT OF RELIGIOUS LEADERS IN PREVENTING AND RESPONDING TO TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS AND DIFFERENT FORMS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDRENS

Friday, July 26, 2019

Kigoma – IOM, the UN Migration Agency in collaboration with the President Office- Regional Administration and Local Government through Regional Administrative Secretary (RAS) Office and Kasulu District Council facilitated community dialogue session with religious leaders from 21 wards of Kasulu District Council on 22nd and 23rd July 2019. The sessions focused on Trafficking in Persons and different forms of Violence as well as its prevention and response strategy.

Participants to the COMMIST 2 workshop, in a group photo

PARTICIPANTS CALL FOR ROBUST IMPLEMENTATION OF MIGRANT REGISTRATION STRATEGY DOCUMENT AS WORKSHOP CONCLUDES IN DAR ES SALAAM

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Dar es Salaam, 4 July – A three-day workshop that validated a revised landmark migrant registration strategy document, which will be used to guide the path towards the status determination of an estimated 500,000 long-term irregular migrants residing in the United Republic of Tanzania, ended today in Dar es Salaam with robust appeals for its achievement.

Comprehensive Migration Management Strategy Review Workshop, 2-4 July 2019.

COMPREHENSIVE MIGRATION MANAGEMENT STRATEGY REVIEW WORKSHOP, 2-4 July 2019, DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

A three-day Review Workshop on Comprehensive Migration Management Strategy (COMMIST) that will last from 2 to 4 July 2019 has started today in Double Tree Hotel, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Logo for the MIDSA Meeting Windhoek, Namibia24-28 June 2019

MIGRATION DIALOGUE FOR SOUTHERN AFRICA (MIDSA) SENIOR OFFICIALS MEETING AND MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE IN WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA, 24-28 JUNE 2019

Saturday, June 29, 2019

The United Nations (UN) Migration Agency, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Regional Director (RD) for the East and Horn of Africa Region, Mr Jeff Labovitz and the IOM Chief of Mission (CoM) to Tanzania, Dr Qasim Sufi attended the Migration Dialogue for Southern Africa (MIDSA) Senior Officials Meeting and Ministerial Conference from 24 to 28 June 2019 together with the Delegation from the Government of Tanzania.

IOM Processing Centre in Makere, Kigoma Region, Tanzania.

UNITED NATIONS RESIDENT COORDINATOR IN TANZANIA, MR ALVARO RODRIGUEZ VISITS IOM MAKERE PROCESSING CENTRE

Thursday, June 20, 2019

The United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator in United Republic of Tanzania, Mr Alvaro Rodriguez on his visit of the United Nations Kigoma Joint Programme (KJP) in Kigoma Region, visited the IOM Makere Processing Centre, today 19 June 2019.

He was accompanied by a large delegation comprising the Representative of the United Nations Women Programme, Ms Hodan Adow, staff from RCO Office, colleagues from UNHCR Kigoma plus National Authorities both from Dodoma and Kigoma i.e. District Comissioner.

Ethiopian and Kenyan border management officials at the Holili-Taveta One Stop Border Post (Kenyan side). Photo: IOM

IOM ENHANCES ETHIOPIA’S BORDER MANAGEMENT CAPACITY FOR SAFER MIGRATION IN HORN OF AFRICA

Friday, April 26, 2019

IOM, through its African Capacity Building Centre (IOM ACBC), in close collaboration with the IOM mission in Ethiopia and the IOM Regional Office in Nairobi, organized a four-day training (from 24 to 26 April) on Integrated Border Management (IBM) and the Migration Information Data Analysis System (MIDAS) for Ethiopian Border Management officials. 

IOM held a training on Migration and the 2030 Agenda in Dar es Salaam for officers from the Tanzanian National Bureau of Statistics, as well as technical experts from the Tanzanian Immigration Service Department and the Ministry of Finance and Planning, among other stakeholders.

IOM TRAINS GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, STAKEHOLDERS ON COLLECTION AND USE OF MIGRATION DATA

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda, migration has been explicitly integrated into the global development agenda. Measuring, monitoring and reporting of how migration and migrants shape development outcomes — and vice versa —remain vital.