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  • 30 Migration Officers trained from the Alien’s Affairs Department in Sudan

    IOM Sudan completed its two day training on Human trafficking and Protection of Victims for 30 Migration Officers working in the Alien’s Department of the Ministry of Interior to sensitize them on concepts of human trafficking, smuggling and Sudan’s Anti – trafficking Law.

     

     

  • Construction of the First Children's Day Care Facility in South Abyei

    Mothers in South Abyei can now go to work typically selling tea and local food; knowing that their children are safely taken care of at the Agok Day Care Facility. With the capacity to care for up to 40 children (newborn to 10 years old) every day, the Facility is the first of its kind in South Abyei. After 3 months of construction with logistical support from IOM Sudan, and the generous funding support of the United Nations Interim Security Forces for Abyei- Quick Impact projects 2014-15; the opening ceremony held on the 26th January 2016 included attendance from local community members, UNISFA and local government representatives.

     

  • IOM Sudan promotes local production of emergency shelters through a pilot on the job training of 250 men and women from three IDP camps in North Darfur

    250 men and women from three Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in North Darfur gathered for the commencement of a pilot project in which they will receive twenty days of on-the-job skills training to learn how to produce improved emergency shelters. Organised by IOM Sudan, the project offers vulnerable IDPs households with life-saving shelter assistance as well as supporting their sustainable socio-economic development through capacity building/skill training.

  • IOM Sudan’s Kick-Off Meeting with 7 Civil Society Organizations to implement livelihoods activities in West Kordofan, South Kordofan and Blue Nile States

     

    IOM Sudan met with seven Sudanese civil society organizations who were selected as partners implementing livelihoods activities in West Kordofan, South Kordofan and Blue Nile State (SPDO, VCO, Muzan, FPDO, Labena, NIDAA and Jasmar). Funded by the Government of Canada, the “Establish Livelihoods and Rapid Response to Emergency Needs for Crisis-affected Population in South Kordofan, West Kordofan and Blue Nile Project”, aims to improve food security and diversify income generating activities of IDPs, returnees and host communities in the three states.

     

  • The State Ministry of Health requests IOM Sudan to extend its project duration supporting Sayah Mobile Clinic Services in North Darfur

     

    IOM Sudan has been requested by the State Ministry of Health in North Darfur to extend its project support to Sayah mobile clinic in North Darfur to March 2016, past the initial December 2015 scheduled project ending.  As part of the “Improving the Human Security of IDPs and Mobile Populations in Conflict and Natural Disaster Affected Areas in Sudan Project”, funded by the Government of Japan; the Sayah mobile clinic was established in July 2015 to cater for the influx of Internally Displaced Persons from 155 villages fleeing the eruption of inter-tribal conflict in March 2015 in Mellit locality, 32 km from Mellit Town in North Darfur. Sayah area (and surrounding villages) suffers from an absence of health facilities and mobile clinics provide a way for vulnerable populations such as there in remote areas to have access to health care.

Issues in focus

 

South Sudanese waiting registration at Kordofan areas

 
 

Ezibish_Direct Assistance - Wheelchair for Vulnerable case

     

IOM Sudan’s Rapid Response Fund (RRF) is a funding mechanism supported by USAID/OFDA to provide swift response to emerging critical needs of vulnerable, newly displaced people.

 

 

IOM Migration Management provided several programs through an outreach programme and tailored assistance to individual migrants to improve well-being especially vulnerable migrants who needed counselling and direct assistance.

 

Voices from Sudan

Ahmed's Journey to All Abbasi Camp 

Al Abbasi is a small camp on the outskirts of Mallit town, North Darfur.The camp currently houses IDPs and returnees, providing them with necessary services such as food, water and shelter. IOM sudan's Displacement Tracking Matrix(DTM) team travelled to Al Abbasi camp to conduct a biometric verification execrise of 11,783 individuals. (3,016 families) currently residing in Al Abbasi B area.

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Khadiga Adam Omer - From a home to a camp:Life as an IDP

Khadiga Adam Omer, 45 year old female from East Jabal Marra, Karkor village.Khadiga has 6 children, 2 girls and four boys whom she looks after with her husband. Before her displacement, Khadiga used to tend to the fields working as a farmer and looking after the family livestock, which provided their main daily income.

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Meriam - From Mellit in North Darfur: "Before this RRF project i had stopped dreaming,stopped hoping, stopped wishing for better. I stopped living."

Meriam is 40 years old, and living in Mellit (N. Darfur) with her supportive husband and 4 children; they have 3 girls and one boy all under the age of 15 years old, with the youngest at 7. The area is constantly plagued with insecurity, and tribal conflicts break out numerous times a year. 

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