News

  • IOM Sudan Assists Thirty Five Eritrean Refugee Families to Resettle to Italy

    On September 28th, ninety seven Eritrean refugees, consisting of thirty five families (60 males, 37 females and 18 children) departed from Khartoum International Airport to Rome Airport in Italy on a charter flight organized by IOM. Following their arrival to Rome, the refugees were escorted on domestic commercial flights to Catania (69) and Brindisi (28).

  • IOM Sudan Supports the First Training on a New Judicial Curriculum for Investigating and Prosecuting Trafficking in Persons

    On 17th September, 15 judges, lawyers and police officers attended a 5-day training on Investigating and Prosecuting Trafficking in Persons at the Sudan Judicial and Legal Science Institute. The trainers included senior members of the Sudan Criminal Justice System, from the Judiciary, Criminal Prosecution Services and the Police Force. The trainers previously participated in a 10-day Training of Trainers Workshop held in July and were also involved in developing the curriculum during a Curriculum Development Workshop in May 2017. This training is part of a set of learning activities and workshops that started in June 2017 and aim to develop the participants’ capacities in investigating and prosecuting human trafficking cases more effectively. This joint venture between IOM and the Sudan Judicial and Legal Science Institute is part of the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s funded ‘Strengthening the Capacity of the Criminal Justice System in Sudan to Address Human Trafficking’ Project.

  • IOM Sudan Helps 170 Stranded Sudanese Migrants to Voluntarily Return from Libya

    IOM facilitated a charter flight from Tripoli to Khartoum International Airport for 170 stranded Sudanese migrants who voluntarily requested to return to their home, Sudan.  The return was facilitated by IOM’s Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) programme, which provides durable solutions for stranded migrants, migrants in an irregular situation, victims of trafficking, and unsuccessful asylum seekers worldwide. This group is the largest of its kind since IOM Sudan started its AVRR programming in 2005.

  • IOM and Government of Sudan Delegation Visit Tanzania to Discuss the Modernization of Border Management Systems and Practices

    Two delegations from the Government of Sudan completed a four day visit to Tanzania on 24th August 2017 to exchange best practice on the management of migration and to discuss technical options for modernizing migration management in Sudan. The delegation, led by Lieutenant General Awad El Dahiya, the head of the Sudanese Passport and Civil Registration Corporation visited Dar el Salaam and met officials from the Tanzania Ministry of Home Affairs, The International Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Identity Authorities Operational Data Centre.

  • World Day against Trafficking in Persons July 2017

    On the occasion of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, IOM Sudan held an open door social gathering at the Migrant Resource and Response Centre (MRRC) in Khartoum. Throughout the event, the MRRC team briefed the attendees on services provided to migrants through the MRRC and the daily activities of the centre, such as Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration of stranded migrants to countries of origin and medical and psychosocial support.