IOM Distributes Emergency Shelters and Non-Food items to 1,000 families in Shangel Tobay, North Darfur
With generous funding support from the European Commission's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO), IOM began distributing Emergency Shelters and Non-Food items to 1,000 vulnerable families (4,500 individuals) with the assistance of Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) in Shangel Tobay IDP camps, North Darfur. The distribution came as a result of an assessment carried out by the IOM DTM/ESNFI team in coordination with Dar El Salam Development Association that lasted from 26th to 28th of January. The families were selected based on their vulnerability and included unaccompanied elders, people with special needs, single females and single parents many of which were protracted IDPs.
Sudan Independent Film Festival Jury Award Given to One of the Participants from IOM funded Intiqal Filming Workshop
The short film Hussein Richard directed by Maher Hassan and supervised by Imad Mabrook was presented with the Jury Award at the Sudan Independent Film Festival. The short film was one of five films produced during the 3 week “Intiqal” workshop funded by the IOM Sudan and facilitated by Sudan Film Factory which brought together Sudanese Journalists and migrants from various countries to collaborate in telling stories of migration and the experiences of migrants.
IOM Sudan Showcases the Migrant Resource and Response Centre to the Norwegian Minister of Immigration and Integration
9th January 2018, IOM Sudan hosted the visit of H.E. Sylvi Listhaug, the Norwegian Minister of Immigration and Integration, to IOM Migrant Resource and Response Centre (MRRC) in Khartoum. In addition to a briefing on the MRRC, the Minister was introduced to the service flow at the MRRC through a tour around the centre, observed the MRRC team at work, and interacted with the MRRC staff and beneficiaries. The Minister was particularly interested to learn about the coordination between the MRRC and government institutions in the provision of services to migrants; the work of the MRRC outreach and medical teams, as well as the possibilities available for migrants to find employment in Sudan.
IOM Sudan supported the Sudan Film Factory in conducting a three week filmmaking workshop held in November 18th for 20 Sudanese journalists and migrants to produce 5 short films about migration. The workshop introduced character building in films, developing personal memoirs, and the transition to the production stages, along with preparing all the participants to write and direct their own films. Participants were given the technical skills to create films that capture their personal journeys and the messages on migration that they wish to share. The final 5 films were screened in Khartoum, Nyala and Karmakol to mark this year’s International Migrants Day.
IOM conducted a 5 day training for 16 Sudanese judges, lawyers, police officers and a social worker on Investigating and Prosecuting Trafficking in Persons took place at the Guest Palace Hotel, in Dongola. The training is part of a series of workshops that began in June this year as a joint venture between IOM and the Sudan Judicial and Legal Science Institute; with support from the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office funded Project ‘Strengthening the Capacity of the Criminal Justice System in Sudan to Address Human Trafficking’.