Under the theme of Migration Governance in Sudan, with generous funding support from the US State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, IOM hosted its third media forum on July 11th at its offices in Khartoum. This quarter’s theme was the result of observations from previous 2016 IOM Sudan forums which showed limited knowledge of Sudanese media on migration governance in general as well as the role and functions of the National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking (NCCT). The NCCT presented a session on its functions, role, plans and challenges.
The Rapid Response Fund allocates $250,000 to provide Non Food Items for around 1,500 vulnerable and conflict-affected Sudanese families in Central Darfur
A new Rapid Response Fund (RRF) grant of 250,000 US Dollars has been awarded to Triangle Génération Humanitaire (TGH), to provide Non Food Items (NFIs) to around 1,500 vulnerable Sudanese families who have recently been returned from Chadian refugee camps to Um Dukhun locality in Central Darfur State due to camp closure and relocation. The RRF is a USAID/OFDA emergency funding mechanism managed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and designed to respond to the life-saving needs of newly displaced populations.
IOM solidifies its Partnership with Sudanese Academia by Signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Ahfad University for Women
In an effort to strengthen the role of academia in transferring knowledge and enriching research on migration in Sudan and beyond; IOM signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ahfad University for Women today. This MoU recognizes the importance of knowledge transfer that can make a lasting difference for future generations to come. Through this MoU, IOM and AUW have committed to maximising on their breadth of combined expertise through a partnership that creates joint awareness raising and outreach events on migration; as well as exchange of staff and faculty members for the purposes of training and sharing of information.
IOM Supports the Development of a Training Curriculum on Trafficking in Persons for the Sudanese Criminal Justice System
A four day workshop to develop a curriculum for a training program for the Sudanese criminal justice system on dealing with criminal cases of human trafficking took place from 8th-11th May, with the technical assistance of IOM Sudan and in coordination with the Judicial and Legal Science Institute. The workshop was funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office under IOM Sudan’s ‘Capacity-building of the Judicial System in Sudan to Address Trafficking in Persons’ Project.
24 Immigration and customs officers from different border crossing points and the General Directorate of Immigration and Passport within the Passport & Civil Registration Corporation of the Sudan Ministry of Interior, completed a 5 day training on Document Security and ID Management.