22 November 2017, Khartoum- This week, the Sudan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) hosted two days of roundtable discussions on the Global Compact on Migration with members of relevant line ministries and representatives from academia present. The roundtable was designed and facilitated by IOM within the Better Migration Management Programme (BMM), which is funded by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The Global Compact on Migration (GCM) is an initiative to forge a coherent and comprehensive international framework to enhance cooperation on migration and human mobility.
Under the Auspices of the First Vice President and Prime Minister of Sudan and the supervision of the Minister of Justice, the second phase of the Sudan National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking was launched. With generous funding from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, this is the first national anti-trafficking plan to officially be endorsed by the Government of Sudan.
The Plan was initiated by the Government’s National Committee for Combating Human Trafficking (NCCT) with technical support from IOM Sudan which engaged an international expert to work closely with the Committee to produce it.
IOM Delivers a Training of Trainers and Pilot Curriculum Workshop for the Sudanese Criminal Justice System
Over the course of the last two weeks, a 10-day training for 20 senior-level judges, lawyers and police officers on investigating and prosecuting human trafficking cases has taken place at the Sudan Judicial and Legal Science Institute. The workshop, a joint venture between IOM and the Institute was held as part of the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office funded project - ‘Strengthening the Capacity of the Criminal Justice System in Sudan to Address Human Trafficking’ project and follows on from the Curriculum Development Workshop held in May 2017.
Under the theme of Migration Governance in Sudan, with generous funding support from the US State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, IOM hosted its third media forum on July 11th at its offices in Khartoum. This quarter’s theme was the result of observations from previous 2016 IOM Sudan forums which showed limited knowledge of Sudanese media on migration governance in general as well as the role and functions of the National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking (NCCT). The NCCT presented a session on its functions, role, plans and challenges.
The Rapid Response Fund allocates $250,000 to provide Non Food Items for around 1,500 vulnerable and conflict-affected Sudanese families in Central Darfur
A new Rapid Response Fund (RRF) grant of 250,000 US Dollars has been awarded to Triangle Génération Humanitaire (TGH), to provide Non Food Items (NFIs) to around 1,500 vulnerable Sudanese families who have recently been returned from Chadian refugee camps to Um Dukhun locality in Central Darfur State due to camp closure and relocation. The RRF is a USAID/OFDA emergency funding mechanism managed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and designed to respond to the life-saving needs of newly displaced populations.