Press Releases

  • IOM Invited to Address Sudan National Assembly Hearing Session on Migration

    IOM has addressed a Sudan National Assembly hearing on migration and refugees at the invitation of the Assembly’s Committee on External Affairs and International Cooperation, in coordination with the Defense and Security, Justice and Legislation, and Human Rights Committees. The invitation, from Chairman of the National Assembly Professor Ibrahim Mohamed Omer, was the first of its kind since IOM opened an office in the country in 2000. Sudan became an IOM Member State in 1998.


  • IOM Builds Vocational Skills in North Darfur, Sudan - Feb 2016

    Some 215 trainees, including 100 young men and 115 young women, have graduated from a 5-week IOM-sponsored program at Sudan’s El Fasher Technical Schools for Boys and Girls in North Darfur. The young men graduated in plumbing, welding, construction and automechanics and the young women in tailoring, handicrafts, food processing and computer skills. Participants received start-up kits that will enable them to apply their skills in the local labour market.



  • IOM Helps Stranded Nigerian Migrants Return from Sudan Feb 2016

    IOM has helped a group of 42 stranded, vulnerable Nigerian migrants, including 31 women and 19 children, to voluntarily return home to Nigeria. They flew to Kano International Airport from Khartoum. The operation was part of the project “Enhancing Protection and Improving Knowledge on the Risks of Irregular Migration in Sudan”, which was launched in December 2014 and has established a Migrant Resource and Response Centre (MRRC) in Khartoum.


  • IOM Commits to Improving Migration Management in Sudan

    The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has received USD 136, 000 from the UK Government to support a five month pilot IOM Research Project – Improving Evidence-based Planning of Migration Management Projects, Strategies and Policies – in Sudan.

    The project responds to the growing number of regional and inter-regional irregular migratory flows to, from and through Sudan, and the lack of a permanent migration monitoring mechanism to systematically gather data on the scale and trends of migration.

  • IOM Aids Vulnerable, Displaced Sudanese Ahead of Rainy Season - July 2015

    IOM has this year provided life-saving emergency shelter and non-food relief items (ES/NFIs) to 16,525 vulnerable internally displaced people (IDPs) across three states in Sudan. It plans to reach 65,000 vulnerable IDPs with ongoing ES/NFI aid distributions funded by multiple donors by year-end. This year has seen IOM ES/NFIs assistance expand by 40 per cent from last year’s total of 7,755 IDPs assisted in South Kordofan, South Darfur and North Darfur. The aid continues to target the most vulnerable and at risk populations, particularly newly displaced people.

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