On September 17th IOM Sudan, in close cooperation and coordination with the State Ministry of Health’s Emergency Preparedness and Humanitarian Action (EHA), conducted one day health and hygiene training in EL-Sereif camp, South Darfur, home to thousands of migrants. The training was a joint response to a recent August outbreak of Acute Jaundice Syndrome (AJS) and an upsurge of scabies cases attributed to poor hygiene.
In close coordination with Government of Sudan (GoS), and partnership with Management Systems International (MSI), IOM Sudan has successfully launched Darfur Monitoring Project (DMP). During pilot phase, monitoring and verification data on health and WASH indicators were collected in West and South Darfur for eight OFDA implementing partners; findings and lessons learned were shared with OFDA and implementing partners and are expected to facilitate improvement in quality of service delivery to vulnerable migrants and affected populations.
IOM Sudan continues to evolve and identify priority areas requiring immediate support and attention, providing a comprehensive approach to addressing needs of all migrants voluntary and forced, internal and international. Areas such as rapid response to forced migrants fleeing insecurity, the challenge of promoting safe returns, as well as being at the forefront of the national dialogue towards the promotion of safe migration and combating human trafficking are high priorities for our mission.