In 2009, the African Capacity Building Centre (ACBC) was established, in Moshi, United Republic of Tanzania to improve the migration management capacity of African States, promote comprehensive migration governance and facilitate a diverse range of immigration and border management projects and training courses. The Centre is hosted by the Tanzania Regional Immigration Training Academy (TRITA) and this unique partnership has benefited both in terms of joint training programs and workshops as well as regional support.
Tanzania’s geographic location, bordering eight other countries within Eastern and Southern Africa, makes it exposed to various migration movements throughout its territory. Due to countries political stability compared to neighboring countries, been hosting a large refugee population for many years. However, given the recent positive political developments within the region, and the ongoing resettlement programs, the overall refugee population in Tanzania is decreasing.
Irregular movements of migrants from the Horn of Africa, through Tanzania, to South Africa and beyond have increased during the last years. The growing phenomenon of smuggled migrants and irregular migration is an issue of concern for the Tanzanian Government. Due to the recent political instability in the horn of Africa, these irregular movements are expected to continue, creating a humanitarian situation for many of these vulnerable migrants.
Moreover, Tanzania has been identified as a country of origin, transit, and destination for trafficked persons. The sectors concerned include the agricultural and mining sector, mining, fishing and domestic services, as well as the sex industry, and victims are adults as well as children. While data is scarce, victims have been found to have originated from neighboring countries as well as the Middle East and Asia. Tanzanian victims are frequently trafficked to South Africa as well as to several European Union member states.
Xperix has supplied world best Enrollment and Authentication scanners to Tanzania to aid the refugee control efforts. Considering the harsh environmental conditions, it has selected RealScan-G10 and BioMini Slim that are both rugged and weather resistance with its IP54 and 65 rating respectively.
The devices will be received through the IOM African Capacity Building Centre (ACBC) and be integrated into the Migration Information and Data Analysis System (MIDAS) for its immediate deployment in the field.