IOM facilitated a charter flight from Tripoli to Khartoum International Airport for 170 stranded Sudanese migrants who voluntarily requested to return to their home, Sudan. The return was facilitated by IOM’s Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) programme, which provides durable solutions for stranded migrants, migrants in an irregular situation, victims of trafficking, and unsuccessful asylum seekers worldwide. This group is the largest of its kind since IOM Sudan started its AVRR programming in 2005.
IOM Sudan Helps 170 Stranded Sudanese Migrants to Voluntarily Return from Libya
IOM and Government of Sudan Delegation Visit Tanzania to Discuss the Modernization of Border Management Systems and Practices
Two delegations from the Government of Sudan completed a four day visit to Tanzania on 24th August 2017 to exchange best practice on the management of migration and to discuss technical options for modernizing migration management in Sudan. The delegation, led by Lieutenant General Awad El Dahiya, the head of the Sudanese Passport and Civil Registration Corporation visited Dar el Salaam and met officials from the Tanzania Ministry of Home Affairs, The International Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Identity Authorities Operational Data Centre.
IOM Delivers a Training of Trainers and Pilot Curriculum Workshop for the Sudanese Criminal Justice System
Over the course of the last two weeks, a 10-day training for 20 senior-level judges, lawyers and police officers on investigating and prosecuting human trafficking cases has taken place at the Sudan Judicial and Legal Science Institute. The workshop, a joint venture between IOM and the Institute was held as part of the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office funded project - ‘Strengthening the Capacity of the Criminal Justice System in Sudan to Address Human Trafficking’ project and follows on from the Curriculum Development Workshop held in May 2017.
World Day against Trafficking in Persons July 2017
On the occasion of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, IOM Sudan held an open door social gathering at the Migrant Resource and Response Centre (MRRC) in Khartoum. Throughout the event, the MRRC team briefed the attendees on services provided to migrants through the MRRC and the daily activities of the centre, such as Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration of stranded migrants to countries of origin and medical and psychosocial support.
Empowering gum arabic local producers in Darfur
IOM Sudan in collaboration with the agricultural private sector Fair Factory for Manufacturing and Packing Organic Gum Arabic (FOGA) has conducted a comprehensive five-day Gum Arabic Workshop in East Darfur under the Cross Border Peace and Cooperation Project (CBPC) funded by the European Union (17th to 21st July). The workshop focused on empowering more than 60 small-scale producers of the popular cash crop “Acacia Gum”, as well as representatives of farmer associations and unions from four gum producing localities in East Darfur State.
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.”