IOM Sudan DTM Round Zero October 2019

The Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has existed as an integral component of the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Sudan Mission for over a decade. Most of its activities have been previously conducted in response to external requests – whether from the Sudanese government or IOM’s many humanitarian partners on the ground. This will be expanding soon, with the additional implementation of Mobility Tracking from October 2019 – a new methodology providing repeated snapshots of displacement figures on a more frequent and regular basis. The following report presents an overview of the DTM’s dataset to date.

Sudan DTM monthly report August, 2018

A total of 250,663 beneficiaries registered / verified / tracked since the beginning of 2018, in which 185,393 (48,399 IDPs, 131,958 returnees and 5,582 affected population / vulnerable population) were properly registered, while the remaining 64,724 individuals were tracked in different locations.

Out of the tracked beneficiaries, 11,594 were South Sudanese who crossed the borders to Sudan through Abyei, 50,427 were returnees (35,507 returned to Sudan from Saudi Arabia and 14,920 returned to different areas in North Darfur State) and 2,703 were IDPs in South Kordofan State.

IOM Sudan DTM monthly report May 2018

A​ total of ​166,598 beneficaries were registered / verified / tracked since the begining of 2018, in which 123,246 (14,796 IDPs and 108,450 returnees) were properly registered, while the remain 44,878 individuals were tracked in different locations. From the total tracked beneficaries:

IOM Sudan Annual report 2017

The year 2017 marked the end of IOM Sudan’s 2015-2017 Strategic Framework. The framework served as a basis to engage both Government and Member States to respond to the migration context in Sudan, by aligning programming, and focusing organizational capacity and resources through three main objectives;

i. Effective Humanitarian Response to address mobility dimensions of crises in Sudan to assist and protect vulnerable mobile populations

ii. Early Recovery and Transiton on to accelerate recovery, transition and socioeconomic development to help end forced displacement

Addressing Human Trafficking, Kidnapping and Smuggling of Persons in Sudan Mid year (Jan-Jun 2017)

Sudan is at the centre of the East African migration route towards North Africa and Europe. Over the past decade, hundreds of irregular migrants, asylum-seekers and refugees have been transiting through Sudan every month, with some choosing to seek asylum in the country. Those on the move are mostly young Eritrean Tigrinya speakers from urban areas, but they also include Ethiopians, Somalis, South Sudanese and Syrians. Exit visa requirements from Eritrea, socio-economic challenges and protection concerns within Sudan, are often cited as reasons for moving on. They are also compelled to rely on smugglers to arrange their travel in order to seek safety in Eastern Sudan refugee camps or to move elsewhere in Sudan and beyond.