IOM Sudan’s Kick-Off Meeting with 7 Civil Society Organizations to implement livelihoods activities in West Kordofan, South Kordofan and Blue Nile States
IOM Sudan met with seven Sudanese civil society organizations who were selected as partners implementing livelihoods activities in West Kordofan, South Kordofan and Blue Nile State (SPDO, VCO, Muzan, FPDO, Labena, NIDAA and Jasmar). Funded by the Government of Canada, the “Establish Livelihoods and Rapid Response to Emergency Needs for Crisis-affected Population in South Kordofan, West Kordofan and Blue Nile Project”, aims to improve food security and diversify income generating activities of IDPs, returnees and host communities in the three states.
The State Ministry of Health requests IOM Sudan to extend its project duration supporting Sayah Mobile Clinic Services in North Darfur
IOM Sudan has been requested by the State Ministry of Health in North Darfur to extend its project support to Sayah mobile clinic in North Darfur to March 2016, past the initial December 2015 scheduled project ending. As part of the “Improving the Human Security of IDPs and Mobile Populations in Conflict and Natural Disaster Affected Areas in Sudan Project”, funded by the Government of Japan; the Sayah mobile clinic was established in July 2015 to cater for the influx of Internally Displaced Persons from 155 villages fleeing the eruption of inter-tribal conflict in March 2015 in Mellit locality, 32 km from Mellit Town in North Darfur. Sayah area (and surrounding villages) suffers from an absence of health facilities and mobile clinics provide a way for vulnerable populations such as there in remote areas to have access to health care.
An IOM charter flight has flown 179 Eritrean, Ethiopian and Syrian refugees (42 families) from the Sudanese capital Khartoum to Kassel in Germany for resettlement. Prior to departure, IOM Sudan provided health assessments and vaccinations for the refugees, who were living in refugee camps in the east of the country bordering Ethiopia and Eritrea.
To join in the celebrations of the 2015 International Migrants Day, IOM Sudan staff organized a small gathering in the newly opened Migrant Resource and Response Center (MRRC) in Khartoum on the 15th of December, in anticipation to events to mark the International Migrants Day at the Ahfad University for Women and Nyala University on the 18th. The gathering at the MRRC was attended by Ethiopian, Eritrean and Nigerian migrants and community leaders as well as students from migrant schools in Khartoum.
IOM and Government of Sudan together build the capacity of those tackling human trafficking and smuggling
IOM continued to work closely with the Government of Sudan (GoS) in countering trafficking in persons through a set of three two-day trainings, each focusing on different aspects of the national Anti-Trafficking Act 2014 based on the specific target group.