IOM Sudan as part of the Cross Border Peace and Cooperation (CBPC) Project funded by the European Union conducted six mobile theatrical drama performances in six localities in South and East Darfur complementing other sustainable interventions implemented ranging from provision of basic infrastructure, livelihoods assistance to capacity building of state and local authorities in conflict prevention . These plays aim to contribute to the development of the region through spreading awareness on community stabilization and peaceful coexistence amongst communities in South and East Darfur States, in areas at the border with South Sudan. The plays were modified to the local language and context appealing to the wider audience through performing in public spaces such as markets and schools, entertaining communities while printing the notion of long-lasting peace in the minds of women children and men.
Promoting Social Cohesion and Peace through Theater in East and South Darfur
The Rapid Response Fund allocates $250,000 to provide Non Food Items for around 1,500 vulnerable and conflict-affected Sudanese families in Central Darfur
A new Rapid Response Fund (RRF) grant of 250,000 US Dollars has been awarded to Triangle Génération Humanitaire (TGH), to provide Non Food Items (NFIs) to around 1,500 vulnerable Sudanese families who have recently been returned from Chadian refugee camps to Um Dukhun locality in Central Darfur State due to camp closure and relocation. The RRF is a USAID/OFDA emergency funding mechanism managed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and designed to respond to the life-saving needs of newly displaced populations.
IOM solidifies its Partnership with Sudanese Academia by Signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Ahfad University for Women
In an effort to strengthen the role of academia in transferring knowledge and enriching research on migration in Sudan and beyond; IOM signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ahfad University for Women today. This MoU recognizes the importance of knowledge transfer that can make a lasting difference for future generations to come. Through this MoU, IOM and AUW have committed to maximising on their breadth of combined expertise through a partnership that creates joint awareness raising and outreach events on migration; as well as exchange of staff and faculty members for the purposes of training and sharing of information.
IOM Supports the Development of a Training Curriculum on Trafficking in Persons for the Sudanese Criminal Justice System
A four day workshop to develop a curriculum for a training program for the Sudanese criminal justice system on dealing with criminal cases of human trafficking took place from 8th-11th May, with the technical assistance of IOM Sudan and in coordination with the Judicial and Legal Science Institute. The workshop was funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office under IOM Sudan’s ‘Capacity-building of the Judicial System in Sudan to Address Trafficking in Persons’ Project.
IOM completes the 8th Document and ID Management Training for Sudanese Immigration Officers
24 Immigration and customs officers from different border crossing points and the General Directorate of Immigration and Passport within the Passport & Civil Registration Corporation of the Sudan Ministry of Interior, completed a 5 day training on Document Security and ID Management.
Voices from Sudan
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”
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.”