i) NCCPIM conducted two separate field studies on the Illegal migration of Egyptian Youth (18-35 years old), and Egyptian Unaccompanied Migrant Children. The two studies aim to identify the magnitude of the problem in Egypt, its forms and the main Governorates that export high flows of illegal Migrants.
ii) A bilingual Website for the Committee has been developed and is updated regularly.
iii) A library on illegal Migration has been established to provide an institutional memory for the committee.
iv) The National Coordinating Committee on Combating and Preventing Illegal Migration Undertakes Study visit to Italy, Ten senior officials from the National Coordinating Committee on Preventing and Combatting Illegal Migration (NCCPIM) are currently undertaking a study visit to Italy on best practices in the protection of vulnerable migrants, with particular emphasis on unaccompanied migrant children, IOM and NCCPIM have developed a constructive relationship since the Committee’s establishment by Prime Ministerial Decree in 2014.
v) The First Field Study on Egyptian Unaccompanied Migrant Children (UMCs) Ambassador Naela Gabr, Chairperson of the National Committee on Combating and Preventing Illegal Migration (NCCPIM) announced the issuing of the executive summary for the first field study on “Egyptian Unaccompanied Migrant Children” carried out by the National Center for Social and Criminological Studies. The past few years have unfortunately witnessed a significant increase of UMCs from Egypt. It has become a threatening phenomenon for children’s security which puts them under the danger of exploitation, The study has been accomplished within the framework of the cooperation between the NCCPIM and the National Council for Human Rights, The study targeted children aged 9-18 who had experienced illegal migration.
vi) First Field Study on Illegal Migration of Unaccompanied Children.The NCCPIM signed on April 21st, 2015 a cooperation protocol with the National Center for Social and Criminological studies in order to launch a field study on illegal migration of unaccompanied Children in 8 Egyptian governorates: Dakahlia, Beheira, Gharbia, Kafr El Sheikh, Alexandria, Fayoum, Assiut, and Menya. It is expected to accomplish the study by December 201, The study aims at creating a data base on the Egyptian Governorates with high flow of Illegal Migration of children, while undertaking a social analysis of the push factors that drive families to put their children in this risk which could cause their death even before they reach the receiving countries, not to mention the risks they endanger when they arrive. The results of the study would represent an important base upon which a comprehensive national plan to solve the problem could be put in place.
vii) First Field Study on Youths Illegal Migration.The National Committee on Combatting and Preventing Illegal Migration (NCCPIM) and the National Center for Social and Criminological Studies signed an agreement on Sunday 18th of January 2015 to undertake the first field study on Youth Illegal Migration (between 18 and 35 years old). The study will cover the 8 following governorates: Dakahlia, Beheira, Gharbia, Kafr El Sheikh, Alexandria, Fayoum, Assiut, and Menya. According to the study time table, it should last for 8 months till September 2015, The study aims at providing a data base on the Egyptian Governorates with high flow of Illegal Migration, while undertaking a social analysis of the push factors that drive youth out of their home country encouraged by their families, as well as the pull factors in the receiving countries. Such analysis will help in setting up strategies to combat Illegal Migration.