Press Releases

IOM ENHANCED KENYA IMMIGRATION OFFICIALS CAPACITY ON DOCUMENT EXAMINATION AND FRAUD DETECTION

Friday, February 9, 2018

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, through its African Capacity Building Centre (ACBC) in close collaboration with IOM Kenya organized a Training of Trainers (ToT) course on ‘Identity Management and Security Documents for Kenyan immigration officials.’

The opening ceremony of the Makere Refugee Processing Centre was attended by government and non-government officials. Photo: Sweetbath Kailembo / IOM 2017

REFUGEE PROCESSING CENTRE OPENS IN TANZANIA

Friday, December 8, 2017

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, opened on 5 December the Makere Refugee Processing Centre in Kasulu District, Kigoma Region, Tanzania. The centre serves as a one-stop facility for processing Congolese Refugees residing in Nyarugusu camp bound for resettlement primarily to the US under the Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) and other resettlement countries on cost-sharing basis.

Delegates from Cote d'Ivoire and Niger accompanied by representatives from IOM. Photo: IOM

IVORIAN, NIGERIEN GOVERNMENTS, AFRICAN UNION AND ECONOMIC COMMUNITY OF WEST AFRICAN STATES DELEGATIONS CONDUCT STUDY TOUR TO TANZANIA

Thursday, November 23, 2017

A team of Ivorian and Nigerien Government delegations accompanied by IOM colleagues in the two countries carried out a study tour in the United Republic of Tanzania from 4 to 10 November 2017 under the framework of the project "Reinforcing Interagency Cooperation for Border Security”, funded by the Government of Japan.

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).

IOM Chief of Mission Dr. Qasim Sufi giving the opening remarks at the Third Training for Panel Physicians in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Photo: UN Migration Agency (IOM) 2017

IOM HOLDS TRAINING IN TANZANIA TO IMPROVE MEDICAL CARE TO REFUGEES SET FOR RESETTLEMENT

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, last week (14-17/11) organized training sessions in Tanzania, for IOM, non-IOM and private panel physicians who conduct physical exams and health assessments for resettlement countries such as the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.

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.

Trainers issue attendance certificates to participants of IOM’s African Capacity Building Centre (ACBC) in Moshi, Tanzania. Photo: Melissa Tui / IOM 2017

IOM, IGAD ASSIST EAST AFRICAN STATES STRENGTHEN MIGRATION GOVERNANCE, MIGRANTS PROTECTION CAPACITIES

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, with cooperation from the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD), organized a capacity building training from 18 to 29 September at IOM’s African Capacity Building Centre (ACBC) in Moshi, Tanzania. The training aimed to enhance migration governance and migrants’ protection in the IGAD region, which comprises Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda.

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

Friday, September 22, 2017

Approximately 12,000 Burundian refugees in Tanzania have asked the Government of Tanzania and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency for assistance to get home. Close to 280,000 refugees fled into Tanzania from Burundi following an upsurge in violence in 2015, of whom nearly 80 per cent are women and children. Now, some see the areas from where they originated as safe and want to return.

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

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.