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
Government of Japan grants US $1,173,000 to IOM Sudan for continued assistance to returnees, South Sudanese Refugees, IDPs and host communities
The Government of Japan has allocated a total of US $1,173,000 in support of the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) operations in Sudan. The generous contribution of the amount of US$600,000 will go towards supporting the reintegration project in North and South Darfur States, and US $573,000 towards community stabilization as part of the Humanitarian and Development Nexus project in West Kordofan. Under the reintegration project the funds will enable support to the return and reintegration of internally displace persons (IDPs) and cross border Sudanese returnees from the neighboring countries such as Chad and Central African Republic, to El-Fasher rural area, in North Darfur and Um Dafog locality in South Darfur through improved accesses to basic services, community infrastructures and livelihood activities.
Rapid Response Fund (RRF) awards Sudanese Development Call Organization (NIDAA) $82,973 for Protection Assistance in East Jebel Marra
IOM, the UN Migration Agency, through its Rapid Response Fund (RRF) funded by USAID/OFDA, has awarded a sub-grant of $82,973.15 to the national NGO Sudanese Development Call Organization (NIDAA) to provide protection assistance to 4,280 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Leiba village in East Jabel Marra locality, South Darfur state, Sudan. East Jebel Marra has in the recent past been engulfed in constant conflicts and inter-tribal fighting triggered by competition over scarce resources, mainly water and pasture, resulting in mass displacement of people. Following the eruption of clashes in January 2016, over 29,000 people were internally displaced from Jebel Marra locality to Kass, Mershing, Manawashei, Otash and El Malam IDP camps and other gathering sites within South Darfur state, according to an inter-agency assessment report conducted in September 2017 by UN Agencies and other humanitarian partners in Sudan.
IOM and the Sudan Higher Council for Environment and Natural Resources sign MoU to strengthen collaboration in regards to Climate Change and Human Mobility programming
IOM, the UN Migration Agency and the Higher Council for Environment and Natural Resources (HCENR) in Sudan signed a first ever formalized agreement between a government and IOM to boost cooperation on migration, environment and climate change related issues within the framework of Migration, Environment and Climate Change (MECC). Representing the Government of Sudan was the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources and Urban Development Dr. Hassan Abdul Qader Hilal, who signed the memorandum of understanding. “We appreciate the role played by the specialized UN organizations and wish to strengthen the joint cooperation between the Higher Council for the Environment and the International Organization for Migration to build the capacities of Sudan in the areas of combating climate change and early warning of disasters,” he said
The International Organization for Migration has appointed Ms. Catherine Northing as the new Chief of Mission for the IOM mission in Sudan. Under her leadership, the IOM mission in Sudan will continue its mandate to ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, promote international cooperation on migration issues and provide humanitarian assistance and transition opportunities to both migrants in need and host communities.