For the past 3 weeks, IOM in close coordination with the State Ministry of Health and generous funding from the Government of Canada, has been training locality female caregivers and community health workers on Infant and Young Feeding practices in order to continue improving the nutritional status of children under 5 years and reduce the morbidity and mortality caused by malnutrition in West Darfur.
Infant and Young Child Feeding Training West Darfur
Two Hundred and Ninety Seven Flood Affected Families Receive Emergency Shelter Support in Shangel Tobay, North Darfur
IOM Sudan distributed Improved Emergency Shelters and Non Food Items to 297 vulnerable families whose homes were completely destroyed by floods in Dar El Salam locality’s Shangel Tobay, North Darfur to continue its assistance to people affected by floods in the area. Distributed relief items consisted of 297 locally produced and environmentally friendly improved emergency shelters, 297 plastic tarpaulins, 594 sleeping mats, 594 blankets, 297 jerry cans and 297 kitchen sets.
IOM Sudan Resettles Forty Eight Refugees to Italy
Forty-eight refugees from 12 Eritrean families departed from Khartoum International Airport to Rome Airport in Italy on two commercial flights organized by IOM. One flight took place on 26 July for 14 refugees (five families), and the other one on 28 July for 34 (seven families). Both caseloads are the first movements from Sudan to Italy under the Italian refugee resettlement quota system adopted in 2015.
Fifty Seven Flood Affected Families receive Emergency Shelter/Non-Food Items in El Koma Locality, North Darfur
With the generous support of the Government of Canada, IOM Sudan has begun distributing Emergency Shelter/ Non-Food items (ES/NFI) to 57 of the most vulnerable families whose homes have been completely destroyed in the recent heavy rains and flooding in El Koma locality, North Darfur State.
Abu Shouk IDP camp celebrates the official opening of its first Women’s Centre
On July 14th 2016, the local community of Abu Shouk IDP camp in North Darfur celebrated the official opening of the only Women’s Centre in the camp through a small ceremony organized by the local Women’s Committee. The center has received sewing machines and other materials to support women in generating income, receiving training and promoting their self-reliance.
Voices from Sudan
Ermias a migrant waiting to get resettled to Canada
Four years ago, I walked for 5 days from Eritrea to kassala, East Sudan. It took me this long because I wasn't sure of the way, Now am exicted that my application to resettle in canada is underway.
Issues in focus
The 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.
The newly opened Migrant Resource and Response Center (MRRC) in Khartoum on the 15th of December, first of its kind in Sudan, provides migrants with medical assistance, counselling, information on the risks of irregular migration, and facilitates assisted voluntary return and reintegration to countries of origin.
The conflict that erupted in South Sudan in December 2013 has continued throughout 2015 and 2016, forcing 198,707 (UNHCR) South Sudanese to flee into Sudan, both increasing the vulnerable mobile population and further straining existing resources in both the Kordofan and Darfur Regions.