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  • IOM Sudan’s Holds its First Quarterly Media Forum

    Under the theme of Media and Migration in Sudan, with generous funding support from the US State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, IOM hosted its first quarterly media forum on May 10th-11th 2016 at its offices in Khartoum. A total of 29 media professionals participated in the forum including TV, radio, internet and print media and were given a chance to discuss issues related to migration in Sudan and globally. IOM Sudan and Cairo offices presented an overview of the organization as well as an outline of key terminologies and language use. The session on Ethical Reporting for Journalists was facilitated by Mr. Faisal Mohammed Salih, a renowned and respected Sudanese journalist and media trainer with over 25 years media experience.

     

  • Sixty men and forty women from El Roseiris locality improve their fishing skills in Blue Nile State

    The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has supported training of sixty men and forty women from Ganes, El Roseiris locality in Blue Nile State on how to conduct successful fishing trips in compliance with fishing regulations, as well as on how to pack fishery products. The first training, held from 17 to 22 February 2016, was delivered by the Fisheries Department of the State Ministry of Agriculture and will contribute to creating income generating opportunities in the fishing sector. Forty women from Shanisha also received training from 21 to 29 February 2016 on food processing skills, including making salted fish, smoked fish as well as preservation and packing techniques.

     

  • North Darfur celebrates the official Opening and Handover of the Zamzam Women’s Training Center

    IOM Sudan officially handed over the Zamzam Women’s Center to the Ministry of Social Welfare and local communities in North Darfur. Established in 2015 in the Zamzam Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp, the center is a training venue to enhance income generating activities for vulnerable women and female-headed households. Generously funded by the Government of Japan under the project “Responding to needs of newly displaced IDPs and breaking the cycle of dependency of IDPs in Darfur, Sudan”.

     

  • Construction of the First Children's Day Care Facility in South Abyei

    Mothers in South Abyei can now go to work typically selling tea and local food; knowing that their children are safely taken care of at the Agok Day Care Facility. With the capacity to care for up to 40 children (newborn to 10 years old) every day, the Facility is the first of its kind in South Abyei. After 3 months of construction with logistical support from IOM Sudan, and the generous funding support of the United Nations Interim Security Forces for Abyei- Quick Impact projects 2014-15; the opening ceremony held on the 26th January 2016 included attendance from local community members, UNISFA and local government representatives.

     

  • 30 Migration Officers trained from the Alien’s Affairs Department in Sudan

    IOM Sudan completed its two day training on Human trafficking and Protection of Victims for 30 Migration Officers working in the Alien’s Department of the Ministry of Interior. As part of IOM’s regional counter-human trafficking project (NOAH-III) covering the North-East African Migratory route and funded by the U.S State department’s Bureau of Population, Refugee, and Migration (BPRM); the training will sensitize migration officers on the concepts of human trafficking, smuggling and Sudan’s Anti – trafficking Law.