The United Kingdom Signs a New Agreement with IOM to Support Sudan’s Criminal Justice System in Addressing Human Trafficking
The United Kingdom and the International Organization for Migration signed an agreement to support the Government of Sudan in continuing to develop initiatives that address human trafficking in the country. With funding from the UK, IOM Sudan will work with Sudan’s Ministry of Justice and the Judiciary to enhance the capacity of the criminal justice system by strengthening the investigation and prosecution of perpetrators, while providing a better understanding of the 2014 Anti-Trafficking legal framework to improve institutional coordination on the issue.
19 officers from the Sudanese Police Force today completed a five-day course in passport examination and border management concepts and techniques. Funded by the Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development, the course is the second in a series of training courses being implemented by IOM in conjunction with the Ministry of the Interior in Sudan.
IOM Sudan Signs 800,000 Euros Agreement with the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation to Provide Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services in East Sudan
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) met yesterday to officially sign a contract agreement for a newly funded 800,000 Euro Project aiming to enhance the “Provision of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services to Vulnerable Communities in East Sudan - Kassala State.”
1,750 refugees residing in Sudan have been resettled to Canada with the support of IOM Sudan so far this year, reaching 50% of Canada’s Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship commitment to resettle of 3,500 refugees residing in Sudan in this fiscal year ending 31 March 2017.
Canada is among the five countries agreeing to accept referrals from UNHCR as part of the international effort to secure durable solutions to the refugee situation in Sudan through resettlement to a third country. Over 98% of the refugees resettling from Sudan to Canada are Eritreans, while the remainder are Ethiopians.
A total of 29 Sudanese journalists, bloggers, and radio and TV presenters gathered to attend IOM Sudan’s second quarterly media forum this week. Funded by the US State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, this month’s media forum included an extensive roundtable discussion with IOM Sudan’s Chief of Mission, training on ethical journalistic reporting, a social media training and a tour of the organization’s Operations and Movement Management Unit.