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  • 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. 

     

  • Benefiting Pastoralist Communities in South Darfur through Livestock Vaccination and Treatment Campaigns

    To support pastoralist livelihoods in South Darfur State, IOM has recently completed four vaccination and treatment campaigns for livestock in four villages in Buram Locality - Hinaiga, Umm Mandoka, Amorgo and Umm Kradis. The campaigns, implemented in June 2016 by local partner Al Radoam Charity Organization in partnership with the Ministry of Animal Resources, reached a total of 22,500 heads of livestock.

  • Supporting reintegration and income generation for ten vulnerable women in South Darfur

    IOM Sudan, in partnership with the State Ministry of Social Affairs (SMoSA), supported ten women to return to productive life within their communities through in kind business start-up support of around USD 665 per woman. The individual support needed to reintegrate into society was identified after these women, seven of which are heads of households with an average household size of nine members, were interviewed in early April 2016. The women reported having prior experience with sale of items and goods in the market and proactively identified items for sale, such as biscuits, tea or soap, and grains.

  • IOM Sudan supports the production of a Mobile Theater Play on the Risks of Irregular Migration

    On 22nd May 2016, an IOM supported mobile theater play on the risks of irregular migration called “Boats of Death” was launched at the National Theater for Popular Arts in Khartoum. The play is in line with IOM Sudan’s aim to create wider public awareness on the causes and dangers of irregular migration; and to highlight the ill intent and tactics employed by human traffickers.

  • IOM enhances social cohesion among returnees and host communities in Al Qoz locality, South Kordofan State

    IOM supported the establishment of a community greenhouse that will benefit an estimated 3,000 members in the community of Al Debeibat, in Al Qoz locality in South Kordofan. The area had witnessed an influx of returnees in 2011, when communities that had followed their cattle near Kadugli returned to their areas of origin after conflict erupted. The intervention will both enhance the nutritional and food security profile of local communities, and provide them with an opportunity for income generation through sale of seedlings, products and fertilizers in local markets.