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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Prior to being the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Tanzania Chief of Mission, Dr. Qasim Sufi served in various capacities with several IOM missions globally: from 2004 to 2009 Dr. Sufi was the Health Coordinator in Cote d’Ivoire, Indonesia and Sir Lanka and Regional Health Coordinator for West and Central Africa region, based in Ghana. Between 2010 and 2015 he was the IOM Chief of Mission in Chad. Prior to joining IOM, Dr Sufi served as Health Coordinator with Comitato Collaborazione Medica (CCM), a Non-Governmental Organisation from Italy (Torino) and Health Officer in the WHO Tuberculosis Control Centre in Borama, Somaliland from 1996 to 2003.
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