Press Releases

IOM Chief of Mission, Dr Qasim Sufi (left) Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Mr. Hamad Masauni (right)

IOM ASSISTS THE GOVERNMENT OF TANZANIA IN IMPROVING THE MANAGEMENT OF ITS BORDER WITH BURUNDI

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Under the framework of a cross-border project “Preventing Conflict and Building Peace through Addressing the Drivers of Conflict and Instability associated with forced Displacement between Burundi and Tanzania” financed by the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) and jointly implemented by three UN agencies i.e. IOM, UNHCR and UNDP in both Tanzania and Burundi, IOM Tanzania donated equipment and furniture worth 30,000 USD (thirty thousand USD) to the Government of Tanzania for two Land Border Entry Points between Tanzania and Burundi i.e. Manyovu and Mabamba.

The Guest of Honour receiving a gift from Salma Panja-Immigration Officer.

COMMEMORATION OF INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS DAY 2018 IN TANZANIA

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) joined the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania to commemorate International Migrants Day on 18th December 2018 at Mnazi Mmoja Ground in Dar es Salaam.

This year’s theme was “Migration with Dignity”.

IOM TRAINS EAST AND HORN OF AFRICA IMMIGRATION OFFICIALS ON MIGRATION MANAGEMENT

Monday, December 3, 2018

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, through IOM Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania and in close collaboration with IOM African Capacity Building Centre (ACBC), organized a one-week regional workshop on Migration Management from 26 to 30 November 2018 in Moshi.

Immigration officers from African member states receive training on security and the detection of fraudulent travel documents. Photo: IOM

IOM ACBC STRENGTHENS THE CAPACITY OF IMMIGRATION OFFICERS FROM AFRICAN MEMBER STATES ON SECURITY AND FRAUD DETECTION OF TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

Monday, December 3, 2018

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice and Security Repatriation and Departure Service (RDS) of the Netherlands and the General Directorate of Immigration of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, conducted a five-day Training of Trainers (ToT) on “Security Document and Fraud Detection Teaching Methodology” in Moshi from 26-30 November.

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

Monday, November 26, 2018

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 effectively manage mass border-crossings through a humanitarian border management (HBM) approach.

IOM BOOSTS CAPACITY OF TANZANIAN IMMIGRATION OFFICIALS TO TRAIN COLLEAGUES

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

IOM’s African Capacity Building Centre (IOM ACBC) in coordination with the Tanzania Regional Immigration Training Academy (TRITA), conducted a two-week training on curriculum development for Tanzanian Immigration Officials in Moshi from 5 to 19 November 2018.

ACBC TRAINING FOR TANZANIAN OFFICERS TO ENHANCE SECURITY THROUGH IMPROVED BORDER AND IMMIGRATION MANAGEMENT

Thursday, November 8, 2018

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, from 5-7 November 2018 facilitated a three days specialized training on transnational organized crime and enhanced security through improved border and immigration management to twenty immigration, police and intelligence officers at IOM’s African Capacity Building Centre (ACBC) in Moshi/Tanzania. 

Participants at the MIDAS workshop for Nigerian Immigration Officials, in Tanzania. Photo: IOM

IOM TRAINS NIGERIAN IMMIGRATION OFFICIALS ON MIGRATION INFORMATION AND DATA ANALYSIS SYSTEM

Monday, October 29, 2018

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, supported by its African Capacity Building Centre (ACBC) in Moshi and in collaboration with IOM Abuja, conducted a five-day specialized workshop on IOM's Migration Information and Data Analysis System (MIDAS) from 22-26 October 2018.

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.