UN MIGRATION AGENCY, ICAO COOPERATION ENHANCES EFFECTIVE BORDER MANAGEMENT THROUGH AFRICAN CAPACITY BUILDING
The UN Migration Agency (IOM)'s African Capacity Building Centre (ACBC) in Tanzania hosted a training course on travel document security and fraud detection from 31 July to 4 August.
IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in cooperation with the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD), organized a capacity building training from 30 October to 3 November at IOM’s African Capacity Building Centre (ACBC) in Moshi, Tanzania.
IOM EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE BRINGS PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL RELIEF TO EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS IN KAGERA REGION
“I was on my way home from my duty the day I saw my house was half collapsed. When I approached it, I was shocked, as all my family members were in the house and neighbors were running for their lives in different directions.” Mr. Gerevaz remembers the day when the Kagera earthquake hit the area where he was living: 10 September 2016.
From 8 to 12 May 2017, the Tanzania Red Cross Society, joined by IOM, are celebrating the “International Red Cross Week” in Bukoba. One of the Red Cross displays showcased during the celebrations included an emergency shelter with samples of NFI kits distributed as part of the ongoing IOM supported emergency response project following the 2016 earthquake in the region of Kagera, Tanzania.
The IOM African Capacity Building Centre (ACBC) yesterday (8 May) launched a new capacity-building project for immigration and border officials from five African countries.
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. The activity was held on the 4th and 5th April 2017 in Makongolosi and Matundasi mining areas in Chunya District, Mbeya region.
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. Participants included port health officers, police officers, immigration officers, state security officers and Tanzania Revenue Authority officers from different points of entry (POE), including airports, sea ports and lake ports.
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. They were being held in 13 prisons located in 8 different regions of Tanzania for 6 months on average.
IOM COLLABORATES WITH MPs TO ENSURE MIGRANT-INCLUSIVE POLICIES, LEGISLATIONS AND STRATEGIES IN TANZANIA
The International Organization for Migration held a one-day workshop for members of Parliament on migrants’ right to health. The workshop, held at the treasury square in Dodoma, attracted members of Parliament who are also members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Social Services and the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Constitution and Legal Affairs. The 19 MPs were taken through key principles of migrants’ right to health, including legal obligations of the State regarding the human rights of migrants. “IOM is doing a good job.