Established in 1951, IOM is the United Nations related organization in the field of migration with offices in over 100 countries. By collaborating with its key stakeholders, migrants and Member States, IOM works to navigate the complexities of migration by promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. To advance this aim, IOM provides services and advice to governments and migrants from an integral and holistic perspective, to maximize the benefits and opportunities of migration and reduce its challenges. 

IOM works across four broad areas of migration management (migration and development, facilitating migration, regulating migration, and displacement and displaced persons) towards the achievement of four overarching objectives as set out under the IOM Strategic Results Framework. IOM also provides global leadership in the area of migration governance through the Migration Governance Framework.

IOM has been leading the work on migration and migration-related issues in Sudan for over 20 years. The mission, with its main office in Khartoum, contributes to the Government of Sudan’s efforts to facilitate and manage migration effectively while upholding the human dignity and well-being of migrants, including internally displaced persons, refugees, returnees, and host communities. 


IOM Sudan works to support migrants, displaced populations, and communities in Sudan to realise their full potential in an inclusive, equitable and peaceful environment where in national and local authorities pursue effective migration management and governance in support of migrants and communities in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) and the African Union 2063 Agenda. 

In Sudan, IOM works across a wide range of migration-related work in close cooperation with government, national and international partners to achieve: 

  • Safe and orderly migration and strong migration systems that protect migrants. 
  • Advocacy for inclusive approaches for both migrants and displaced populations, especially those marginalised or in situations of vulnerability. 
  • Strong community institutions and strong voices, particularly of the marginalised, especially women and youth. 
  • Resolution, mitigation, and transformation of inter-communal conflict and building community-level capacities for durable solutions and the transition to peace. 
  • Preparation for and provision of timely life-saving responses to the sudden onset of disasters as well as other protracted and complex crises with mobility dimensions within Sudan. 
  • Collection and dissemination of robust and accessible data and championing of evidence-based policy decision making.


The IOM Sudan Country Strategy reinforces the role of IOM as the driving force in the global conversation on migration, as it continues to respond to current and emerging challenges, positioning the Organization to better serve migrant populations throughout all stages of their journey and ensuring safe and orderly migration.

IOM Sudan will work in an integrated manner with other United Nations (UN) agencies and the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) to achieve the goals set out under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the UN Development Assistance Framework 2018-2021 (UNDAF) and its successors. More specifically, IOM will leverage its global expertise and expand its operational presence to support migrants, displaced populations, and communities in Sudan to realise their full potential in an inclusive, equitable and peaceful environment. Additionally, IOM will support national and local authorities to pursue better migration management and governance of migrants and communities.