Press Releases

  • The Rapid Response Fund Allocates Over $200,000 to Prevent and Treat Acute Watery Diarrhea in North Darfur.

    2th December 2017 With funding support from the Office of United States Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), and managed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Rapid Response Fund (RRF) has allocated a new grant of $208,560 USD to Plan International to provide Emergency Health and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) assistance to over 200,000 vulnerable displaced persons in Zamzam and Tawilla IDP camps in North Darfur State to cover needs and gaps created by the increase in cases of Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD).

     

  • IOM and the Sudan Ministry of Labour Work Together to Improve Labour Migration Policy

    5-7th December 2017, Khartoum, a two day workshop on Labour Migration Policy and one day training was organized by the Sudan Ministry of Labour and Administrative Reforms in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and generous funding from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. The objective of the workshop was to assist the Ministry of Labour and Administrative Reforms as well as other relevant government and non-government stakeholders to identify and address the gaps in Sudan’s Labour Migration Policy.

     

  • IOM Support Training of 58 Sudanese Airport Immigration Officer on First and Second Line Inspection

    Last week, 58 immigration officers from Khartoum airport were trained on using first and second line inspection equipment. The Director of Khartoum Airport was also handed over equipment to help improve document examination and fraud detection. The training and equipment provided were generously funded by the IOM Development Fund and the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS). The training was delivered by an international independent expert on Border Management, Mr. Alex Van Duuren, assisted by Ms. Jafariya Mohamed Ali from the Passport Office in Omdurman a previous trainee under the AICS funded Training of Trainers on Documents Security and Fraud detection delivered earlier this year.

  • The Government of Sudan Runs National Consultations on the Global Compact on Migration

    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.  

  • The Government of Sudan Launches its First National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking

    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.