IOM and TISD teams conducted field visits to Lindi, Mtwara and Ruvuma regions under MiReG Project

  • Department of Immigration Services (TISD) has been working to address migration-management related issues in the country under a project implemented by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), with the financial support of the United Kingdom (UK) Government. 

The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania through its Ministry of Home Affairs - Department of Immigration Services (TISD) has been working to address migration-management related issues in the country under the project titled “Migrants Registration Support for Tanzania (MiREG)”, a project implemented by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the UN Migration Agency, with the financial support of the United Kingdom (UK) Government. 

The implementation of the project is informed by the Comprehensive Migration Management Strategy in Tanzania II, known as COMMIST II. 

The project aims at enhancing Government’s capacity to address irregular migration and promotes humane, orderly and rights-based migration and border management by contributing to government efforts in national immigration status determination processes in Tanzania.

In preparation for the upcoming migrants’ registration exercise that will take place in 11 border regions throughout the country, IOM in collaboration with the TISD continue to carry out field monitoring missions to the project targeted regions.  Between 11 to 22 May 2020, a team of 4 staff from IOM and TISD visited three regions bordering Mozambique, namely Lindi, Mtwara and Ruvuma. The IOM team was led by the Project Manager, Mr. Matteo Rongione while the TISD team was led by Mr. Lenatus Mwambene.  The IOM and TISD teams have received warm welcome by the authorities, including the Commissioners and Immigration Officers both at Regional and District levels. Regional Commissioners endorsed the project and ensured their full support, while expressing their gratitude as they acknowledge the importance of the exercise for the benefit of the United Republic of Tanzania and the migrant population. 

During this visit the team leader from TISD Mr. Lenatus Mwambene handed over COMMIST II documents to all Regional Commissioners, District Commissioners, Regional Immigration Officers and District Immigration Officers.  

"The results of this project are more important now than ever considering the prevailing security situation in the Cabo Delgado region that borders these regions in the United Republic of Tanzania", said Dr Qasim Sufi, the IOM Chief of Mission to the United Republic of Tanzania.

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Qasim Sufi
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Dr. Qasim Sufi, is a German citizen of Somali origin; Medical Doctor, Health Manager and Epidemiologist by profession; has more than 34 years of national and international experience as humanitarian worker in Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan (UN OLS South), Cote d’Ivoire, Indonesia, Sir Lanka, West and Central Africa region based in Ghana, Chad and Tanzania. Is with IOM for 17 years (from January 2014) and held different technical and managerial responsibilities with the current been IOM Chief of Mission to the United Republic of Tanzania. He has strong experience in programs, policies and liaison in emergencies, due to natural and man-made disasters i.e. Tsunami in Indonesia (From 2004-05) and Libya Crisis (From 2011-15), Earth Quake in Kagera, Tanzania (2016) recovery, and developmental. He is fluent in Bravanese, Somali, German, English, Italian, French, Arabic and Swahili languages.
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