Kenya Airways and IOM Kenya Partner to Combat Human Trafficking

Kenya Airways has entered into a strategic partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Kenya, signifying a commitment to combating human trafficking and safeguarding the rights of migrants. The partnership, formalized through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), leverages the expertise of IOM Kenya in migration governance and Kenya Airways’ extensive aviation network to implement robust measures aimed at identifying, preventing, and combating human trafficking, as well as facilitating legal migration pathways.

This collaboration highlights the shared dedication of both organizations to upholding human dignity, supporting vulnerable individuals during their journeys, and promoting safe and regular migration.

Kenya Airways Group Managing Director and CEO, Mr. Allan Kilavuka, expressed the company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility and the well-being of all travelers. He emphasized the importance of equipping staff with the necessary training and resources to assist migrants, particularly those facing vulnerable situations.

Ms. Dimanche Sharon, IOM Chief of Mission, recognized the significance of the MOU in advancing efforts to protect the rights and dignity of migrants. She stated that the partnership with Kenya Airways will amplify their reach and impact, ensuring that migration remains a safe and beneficial experience for all.

Key initiatives outlined in the MOU include:


Capacity building:

Providing training to Kenya Airways staff on identifying and reporting potential cases of human trafficking.

Policy advocacy:

Collaborating on policy initiatives to strengthen legal frameworks related to human trafficking and migrant protection.

Information sharing:

Establishing mechanisms for sharing information and best practices to enhance awareness and response capabilities.

This partnership represents a substantial step towards ensuring the well-being and rights of migrants, contributing to a more inclusive and supportive society. Together, Kenya Airways and IOM Kenya are poised to make a significant impact on the lives of vulnerable individuals and promote safer and more dignified migration experiences.

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