Press

  • 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. Vurra is located at the border between Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Uganda.

  • 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.  The day started with IOM Uganda staff and a few partners visiting Nsambya Babies home in the Makindye division of Kampala. Led by Chief of Mission Ali Abdi, the staff cut cake with the children, carried and cuddled and played with them, before marching to the venue. So thrilled were the children by the brass band from St Peter's Primary School that as the bad made for the gate, one of the babies lamented: "Ooh, the band people have gone!"

  • 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.

  • IOM Chief of Mission calls for safety at Symposium on Externalization of Labour

     
    On 17 October, IOM Uganda Chief of Mission Ali Abdi was one of the key speakers at the National Symposium and Expo on Externalization of Labour in Kampala.

     The daylong event at Hotel Africana was organized by the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD), and the Uganda Association for External Recruitment Agencies (UAERA).

  • IOM Supports Ebola Prevention Measures Across East Africa, Enhances Response in DR Congo

    Migration Health

     

    Kinshasa – On 01 August, the tenth Ebola outbreak in 40 years was declared in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). IOM, the UN Migration Agency, immediately joined the Government-led response to the outbreak in DRC and began assessing and accelerating support in neighbouring countries.

  • EU-IOM project launches 'Beera Clear' campaign against violence

     

    Kampala –  IOM, the UN Migration Agency has launched a major messaging campaign focused on preventing violent extremism in the Ugandan capital Kampala, with officials urging young people to pursue their dreams with patience, determination and peace.

    The “Beera Clear” campaign has been organized by the Strengthening Social Cohesion and Stability in Slum Populations (SSCoS) project, which is funded by the European Union.