The National Coordinating Committee for Preventing and Combating Illegal migration (NCCPIM) was established on March 9th, 2014 following a decree from the Egyptian Prime Minister. The Committee’s mandate is to lead governmental efforts to prevent and combat illegal migration in Egypt as a country of origin, transit and destination. NCCPIM has been positioned as the focal point for all policies, national guidelines, action plans and programs related to the issue of illegal migration. NCCPIM also acts as an advisory body to relevant authorities and institutions, reporting directly to the Prime Minister.