News

  • IOM Sudan Helps 170 Stranded Sudanese Migrants to Voluntarily Return from Libya

    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 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.

  • 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.

  • IOM Sudan and UNAMID Conduct a Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Workshop in East Darfur

    Over 70 participants from East Darfur state and local authorities, civil society, women’s unions, rural courts and community police engaged in a conflict prevention workshop from the 12th-16th July. The workshop was part of the Cross Border Peace and Cooperation (CBPC) Project funded by the European Union. Facilitators from the African Union - United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) conducted sessions on Conflict Prevention, Peace Building, Rule of Law and Gender Analysis with segments presented by IOM on Cross Border Management.