December 19th 2017, Khartoum, Sudan- The Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security and IOM, the UN Migration Agency signed a 4,300,000 NOK (526, 058 USD) Agreement to fund the one year Phase IV of the "Enhancing Protection and Improving Knowledge on the Risks of Irregular Migration in Sudan" Project. This Project will continue to contribute to enhancing the protection of migrants by increasing their access to services and promoting alternatives to irregular migration. IOM has been working on this Project with the generous funding support of the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security for over three years now. This Agreement marks the fourth Phase of the Project that is implemented through the Migrant Resource and Response Centre (MRRC), established under the project in 2015 in Khartoum, a transit city for mixed migration flows.
The Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security Signs a 4.3 Million NOK Agreement to Renew its Support to IOM’s Migrant Resource and Response Center in Sudan
IOM, the UN Migration Agency Strengthens Sudan’s Criminal Justice System in Addressing Human Trafficking
17th December 2017- Khartoum, Sudan, during a high-level ceremony on the 14th December chaired by his Excellency Honorable Chief Justice, Haider Ahmed Dafaa-Allah at the Sudan Judicial and Legal Sciences Institute (JLSI) and attended by dignitaries from the Sudanese government and members of the international community, the Institute formally endorsed its new counter-trafficking training curriculum on investigating and prosecuting human trafficking in Sudan.
The Rapid Response Fund Allocates Over $200,000 to Prevent and Treat Acute Watery Diarrhea in North Darfur.
2th December 2017 – With funding support from the Office of United States Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), and managed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Rapid Response Fund (RRF) has allocated a new grant of $208,560 USD to Plan International to provide Emergency Health and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) assistance to over 200,000 vulnerable displaced persons in Zamzam and Tawilla IDP camps in North Darfur State to cover needs and gaps created by the increase in cases of Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD).
IOM and the Sudan Ministry of Labour Work Together to Improve Labour Migration Policy
5-7th December 2017, Khartoum, a two day workshop on Labour Migration Policy and one day training was organized by the Sudan Ministry of Labour and Administrative Reforms in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and generous funding from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. The objective of the workshop was to assist the Ministry of Labour and Administrative Reforms as well as other relevant government and non-government stakeholders to identify and address the gaps in Sudan’s Labour Migration Policy.
IOM Support Training of 58 Sudanese Airport Immigration Officer on First and Second Line Inspection
Last week, 28th November 2017, 58 immigration officers from Khartoum airport were trained on using first and second line inspection equipment. The Director of Khartoum Airport was also handed over equipment to help improve document examination and fraud detection. The training and equipment provided were generously funded by the IOM Development Fund and the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS). The training was delivered by an international independent expert on Border Management, Mr. Alex Van Duuren, assisted by Ms. Jafariya Mohamed Ali from the Passport Office in Omdurman a previous trainee under the AICS funded Training of Trainers on Documents Security and Fraud detection delivered earlier this year.
Voices from Sudan
Addressing Acute Watery Diarrhea in South Kordofan
Teia and his family were living in Safya, a village in South Kordofan, with little access to basic services such as medicine, food or safe water. When his two-year-old daughter died from acute malnutrition due to the harsh living conditions, Teia decided that it was time to find a better place to raise his eight children, five girls and three boys.
Finding Peace and a Place to Talk- the Story of a Victim of Trafficking
“When organizations try to help people like us, they think that all we need is food and shelter, but what I found in the MRRC is a place to talk. A place where I can finally tell someone about the terrible things I have been through,” stated Aster when asked what she thought of the services provided by the IOM Migrant Resource and Response Center in Khartoum, Sudan.
From football star to begging on the streets of Khartoum
“The word dream is a big word…it is a word that means so much to every one of us. I dream of being a superstar, I know that I have talents and I want to show the world these talents.” Christen dreams of becoming an international football player. Originally from Nigeria, the 24 year old travelled to South America and Europe as part of a Nigerian football team.