IOM Mozambique Newsletter May 2016
The first quarter of 2016 was full of events for IOM Mozambique. The Department of Emergency organized various trainings and Training of Trainers. Amongst them the first training on mainstreaming key protection concerns in Camp Coordination and Camp Management (HIV in Emergencies, Gender Based Violence and Countering Human Trafficking) for the Mozambican Civil Protection and other emergency response actors. These trainings were a great success and a good start for further collaboration in expanding the number of trained protection experts within the government departments and the humanitarian partners.
Under Labor Migration and Human Development, IOM organized a visit to a mine in South Africa and a study tour for Mozambican officials to Ethiopia to learn more about their diaspora involvement.
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The Migration Health Department organized another Holiday Campaign in Ressano Garcia and Gaza, during which a total of 865 persons were tested for HIV. 2,766 persons were screened for TB symptoms and out of those, 82 were tested for TB. Five persons were found TB positive and referred to the nearest health facility for TB treatment. Furthermore, the team supported with a health fair the 29th anniversary of Ressano Garcia, which also marked the second anniversary of Project Pfuneka, implemented in Ressano Garcia in partnership with CBO Pfuka Lixile.
The Migrant Assistance Department officially launched its cooperation with the Prosecutor General’s Office towards creating a national referral mechanism for victims of human trafficking.
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