Press Releases

  • IOM Sudan and Arab Organization for Agriculture Development (AOAD) sign Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen collaboration in agricultural Development to Migration and Rural Community

    IOM, the UN Migration Agency and the Arab Organization for Agriculture Development (AOAD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to reinforce collaboration in agriculture and agricultural related programming to build the resilience of migrants and rural communities. Professor, Dr. Ibrahim Adam Ahmed El-dukheri, Director General of AOAD said “Enhancement of agricultural and livestock productivity is critical to build resilience of community, therefore promote a transition to community development. This should be achieved through community-based agricultural programming with establishing a link with local market demand and strengthening capacity building interventions.”

  • IOM Sudan and Embassy of Japan visit Sarafaya village - El Fasher, North Darfur

    The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and his Excellency Shinji Urabayashi, Ambassador of Japan to Sudan and the Third Secretary Mr. Yuma Kajihara along with representatives from the Higher Council for Environment and Natural Resources Mr. Noureldin Abdalla, Federal Government Chamber Mrs. Sawsan Omer Ibrahim and North Darfur HAC Commissioner Mr. Ibrahim Hamid visited  the returnees village of Sarafaya, El Fasher – North Darfur to monitor the activities implemented under the Japan funded project “Enhancing Sustainable Reintegration of IDPs and Sudanese Refugee Returnees while Promoting Community Cohesion through the Provision of Livelihoods, Basic Infrastructure and Services in Darfur.”

  • IOM Sudan Celebrates the 2nd Anniversary of the EU-IOM Joint Initiative Programme

    IOM Sudan, colour marked the celebrations of the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in the Horn of Africa. The event which was held at the IOM Sudan office in Khartoum was attended by representatives from the EU delegation, ten migrant returnees from Libya and 16 representatives of Nigerian, Ethiopian and Eritrean migrant communities. “With the funding from the EU, IOM in close partnership with the Government of Sudan will continue to provide sustainable reintegration to migrants in Sudan and dignified and safe return of migrants to countries of origin,” said the IOM Sudan Chief of Mission, Catherine Northing.

  • 129 Sudanese Migrants Return Home from Libya under EU-IOM Joint Initiative

    A group of Sudanese migrants arrived back in Sudan from Libya with IOM, the UN Migration Agency’s support. IOM worked with Libyan and Sudanese authorities to facilitate their voluntary return via an IOM charter flight.  Under the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration. The migrants were welcomed at Khartoum International airport by the Secretariat for Sudanese Working Abroad (SSWA) and IOM. The joint team conducted arrival registration and provided hygiene kits, which include sanitary items for women, and refreshments to the returning migrants. The IOM medical team also conducted a rapid health screening and attended to urgent medical cases.  

  • Sudan Launches the Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration of Returnees

    The European Union (EU), IOM, the UN Migration Agency and the Government of Sudan today launched the Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration for Sudan. Funded through the European Union’s Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF) and implemented by IOM, with a budget of EUR 25 million for the Horn of Africa. It runs over the course of three years. It is focused on three areas; 1) well documented return and reintegration procedures; 2) safe, humane, dignified voluntary return processes; 3) sustainable economic and social reintegration, benefiting returning migrants and home communities