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.
The Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security Signs a 4.3 Million NOK Agreement to Renew its Support to IOM’s Migrant Resource and Response Center in Sudan
December 19th 2017, Khartoum, Sudan- The Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security and IOM, the UN Migration Agency signed a 4,300,000 NOK (526, 058 USD) Agreement to fund the one year Phase IV of the "Enhancing Protection and Improving Knowledge on the Risks of Irregular Migration in Sudan" Project. This Project will continue to contribute to enhancing the protection of migrants by increasing their access to services and promoting alternatives to irregular migration. IOM has been working on this Project with the generous funding support of the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security for over three years now. This Agreement marks the fourth Phase of the Project that is implemented through the Migrant Resource and Response Centre (MRRC), established under the project in 2015 in Khartoum, a transit city for mixed migration flows.
IOM, the UN Migration Agency Strengthens Sudan’s Criminal Justice System in Addressing Human Trafficking
17th December 2017- Khartoum, Sudan, during a high-level ceremony on the 14th December chaired by his Excellency Honorable Chief Justice, Haider Ahmed Dafaa-Allah at the Sudan Judicial and Legal Sciences Institute (JLSI) and attended by dignitaries from the Sudanese government and members of the international community, the Institute formally endorsed its new counter-trafficking training curriculum on investigating and prosecuting human trafficking in Sudan.
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).