• European Union Ambassador visits Kampala Slums project, reiterates support for youth


    The Head of the European Union Delegation to Uganda, Ambassador Attilio Pacifici, has reiterated the EU’s commitment to support Uganda get the most out of its youthful population. Speaking in Bwaise, a slum area of Kampala, the ambassador said Uganda’s combination of the youngest population in the world and a high unemployment rate raised the risk of challenges such as radicalization and violent extremism.

  • UN Under-Secretary-General visits EU-funded Slums project in Kampala


    United Nations Under-Secretary-General (Prevention) Ana Maria Menendez on 28 January hailed IOM Uganda’s “grassroots approach” to build stable slum communities in the capital Kampala.

    Menendez spoke in the Kampala slum area of Bwaise, as she visited the Strengthening Social Cohesion and Stability in Slum Populations (SSCoS) project, which is funded by the European Union. This was part of her visit to Uganda and Ethiopia to better understand how the UN can support prevention of crises.

  • European Union Project supports Kampala Youth to Start Businesses

    With funds from the European Union, IOM Uganda has handed over business start-up kits to the latest group of youth in Kampala city slums.

  • European Union, UN CERF, IOM in Drive to Improve School Sanitation and Hygiene in Moyo

    Last month, IOM Uganda trained health clubs from Belle, Morobi, Andramare, and Lefori primary schools in Palorinya Refugee Settlement and Lefori host community, Moyo district.

  • IOM Trains Health Workers in Ebola Surveillance

    From 9 to 10 January 2019, IOM Uganda in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), organized a training on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) screening in Vurra point of entry, Arua District, West Nile.

  • Minister on International Migrants Day: Let us maintain our humanity in dealing with foreigners

    Tuesday 18 December was International Migrants Day, with national events at the Pan African Freedom Park in Kampala.

  • IOM Director General on International Migrants Day: Migration is a force for Progress

    By António Vitorino

    Migration is the great issue of our era. Migration With Dignity is the theme of 2018’s International Migrants Day, which we observe on Tuesday (18 December).

    Dignity is at the core of our mission. Treating all migrants with dignity is the fundamental requirement we face before anything else we attempt on migration—a troubling issue coming at a troubling time for the world community—because our future depends on it. So, too, does our present.

  • IOM Lauds Adoption of Global Compact for Migration


    Marrakesh, Morocco – On 10 December, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) hailed the adoption of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, calling it an historic achievement by the international community.

    “Migration is the great issue of our era,” said IOM’s Director General António Vitorino and “the adoption of the Compact by an overwhelming majority of UN Member States should lead to a more balanced discourse, better policies and more widespread cooperation on migration.”

  • Munoro’s story: How UN CERF Project helped me to safety

    Munoro Tawoka is a refugee from Kyomia, a fishing village on the Congolese side of Lake Albert. She was evacuated by boat by an IOM project supported by UN CERF from Senjojo, an isolated village with no motorable access road.

  • IOM holds a training workshop on Migration and Development for Uganda Government and non-government agencies

    KAMPALA – IOM, in collaboration with the Uganda’s Office of the Prime Minister, has organized a training for 25 officials to enhance their knowledge on how migration can be harnessed for development.