To support communities in East Darfur State, IOM with the generous funding support of the European Union, rehabilitated AL-Sadaga Primary Girls School in Abu Karinka locality for 600 students of primary school age. Attending the opening ceremony on the 12th April 2017, were state and local authorities such as the Humanitarian Aid Commission, the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Education and Project Community Improvement Committees as well as pastoral and sedentary community members.
IOM Rehabilitates a Primary Girls School Serving 600 Students in East Darfur
IOM Rehabilitates and Constructs the Biggest Cattle Market in Darfur
To support communities in East Darfur State, IOM with the generous funding support of the European Union, constructed and rehabilitated the Abu Matarig Cattle Market in Bahr El Arab Locality (Bordering with South Sudan). The establishment of the market aims to foster relationships among communities by facilitating cross-border trade and commerce in order to help revitalize economic activity and prevent conflict. The consturction and rehabilitation of Abu Mararig Market includes new offices, police check points, latrines and fencing constructed by IOM including the in kind contribution of the State Ministry of Finance towards extending the fences surrounding the market area.
30 Legal Practitioners Attend a Workshop on Legal and Policy Frameworks to Combat Human Trafficking and Smuggling in East Sudan
IOM Sudan in collaboration with the Sudanese Bar Association delivered a two-day workshop on 14th and 15th April 2017 in Kassala State, East Sudan. Dr. Abdelsalam Babiker, Associate Professor of Public International Law, Head of the International and Comparative Law Department at the University of Khartoum facilitated the workshop engaging 30 legal practitioners in a thorough contextual and technical discussion on the legal and policy frameworks to combat human trafficking and smuggling of migrants in Sudan.
IOM Completes its Seventh Basic Level Document Security Training for Sudanese Immigration Officers
26 officers from the Sudanese immigration department, Khartoum International Airport, Gedaref Land Border Crossing Point and National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) completed 5 days of basic level training on document security, identification and forgery delivered by Document Security and ID Expert Mr. Alex Van Duuren from the Netherlands.
IOM Sudan in partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Sports completed the first National Conference on Youth Migration
IOM Sudan in partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Sports completed the first National Conference on Youth Migration. The conference took place from 13 – 14 March 2017, attended by 150 participants from the 18 states. The opening ceremony attended by the State Ministry of the Ministry of Youth and Sports who emphasized on the importance of the conference in engaging youth in Sudan and from the diaspora.
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.”