Press Releases

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

    Last week, 28th November 2017, 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.

  • IOM Delivers a Training of Trainers and Pilot Curriculum Workshop for the Sudanese Criminal Justice System

    Over the course of the last two weeks, a 10-day training for 20 senior-level judges, lawyers and police officers on investigating and prosecuting human trafficking cases has taken place at the Sudan Judicial and Legal Science Institute. The workshop, a joint venture between IOM and the Institute was held as part of the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office funded project - ‘Strengthening the Capacity of the Criminal Justice System in Sudan to Address Human Trafficking’ project and follows on from the Curriculum Development Workshop held in May 2017.

  • IOM Hosts its Third Media Forum to Discuss Migration Governance in Sudan

    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.