IOM Sudan Mid Year Humanitarian Summary 2016

IOM Sudan’s Mid-Year Humanitarian Summary for 2016 encapsulates the organization’s humanitarian activities between January and June 2016; which include the provision of assistance to vulnerable populations, the reduction of displaced persons’ dependency on aid, and assisting refugees residing in Sudan to resettle in a third country, as well as Sudanese migrants to voluntarily return home. 

IOM Sudan continues this work forward into the remaining months of 2016, effectively fulfilling the needs of IDPs, refugees and returnees in Sudan, and building opportunities to achieve the progressive resolution of displacement, as well as supporting dignified, orderly, and safe migration across Sudan for the benefit of all.

IOM Sudan Annual Report 2015

2015 saw an unprecedented number of people on the move, and the increasing prominence and urgency of the migration agenda. Sudan experienced increased attention globally as a country of origin, transit and destination, along the main migratory routes from Africa to Europe. Sudan’s migration challenges center not only on managing irregular migratory flows, but also on how to achieve a progressive resolution to the protracted displacement situations within Sudan, and how to harness the benefits of migration to support Sudan’s development.


Situation Report on International Migration 2015

Within the report, three key trends are discussed: (a) regular and irregular migration; (b) forced migration; and (c) mixed migration flows. Demographic and policy data have been compiled through extensive review of data available from a diverse range of sources, while policy recommendations highlight the need to coordinate holistic responses to forced migration across areas, such as health, education, environmental sustainability, labour markets, human capital, remittances and social cohesion. 




Migration was at the forefront of international agendas in 2015, and migratory flows within, through, and from Sudan continued significantly contributing to the waves of population on the move throughout the year. The complex protracted humanitarian situation in Sudan continues to be increasingly adversely affected by the continued decline in available funding due, in part, to ongoing concurrent high level emergencies.



Sudan Humanitarian Mid year report 2015

The humanitarian situation in Sudan has been characterized by protracted internal displacement in Darfur, South Kordofan, and Blue Nile. Currently, 3.1 million persons are displaced in Sudan of which 297,000 have been displaced since January 2015 (OCHA); 5.4 million people have been deemed in need of humanitarian assistance in Sudan in 2015 (OCHA).