IOM Sudan Strategic Direction 2014

Through internal consultation and in the efforts to develop a strategic plan for the mission, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Sudan has developed this initial working document to highlight the strategic direction of the mission in 2014. By doing so, IOM illustrates the strong linkages between its existing programme interventions and the strategic areas of interest for the mission in Sudan in 2014.

Sudan Annual report 2014 in English

In 2014, IOM assisted approximately 2,000,000 people, most of whom were part of conflict and disaster affected populations (IDPs, refugees, returnees) as well as members of host communities. IOM’s team includes 28 international and 150 national migration experts in Khartoum, and 75 staff members and 500 operational contractors in the field.

Sudan Humanitarian Summary 2014

In 2014 varied migratory phenomena occurred in Sudan. Approximately 457,000 persons were displaced in Darfur and 160,000 in South Kordofan (OCHA report). The conflict in South Sudan caused 119,709 South Sudanese to flee to Sudan (UNHCR). IOM’s Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration program aided Sudanese in their return from Europe (Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Netherlands), Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea), Africa (Niger, Djibouti), and neighboring countries such as Egypt and Libya, providing most migrants with pre-return counseling. Sudanese returnees fled Chad for North and West Darfur following clashes in the Tibesti gold mines, whilst others fled Libya for Khartoum and South Darfur. Sudanese returnees also traveled through Khartoum escaping emergencies in the Central Africa Republic and Syria.