Introduction to Determinants of Migrant Vulnerability in Sudan

To continue efforts to increase the capacity of protection referral partners who are supporting vulnerable migrants on the ground, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Sudan conducted a two-day training in Khartoum and Kassala states from 28 – 31 March respectively to support service providers, communities, humanitarian, and development actors to identify needed protection of migrants and potential risks at various levels (individual, household/family, community and structural) in Sudan.

Situated between North Africa and the Horn of Africa, Sudan is a major source, transit and destination country for migrants. Along their migration journey or upon arriving in their destination, migrants (particularly those in irregular situations) are highly vulnerable to exploitation and abuse.

In line with the protection component of the Better Migration Management (BMM) programme, funded by the European Union and Germany, IOM Sudan introduced the Determinants of Migrant Vulnerability (DoMV), which is a model that aims to improve the identification, assistance, and protection of migrants who have experienced, or are vulnerable to violence, exploitation, and abuse before, during and after the migration process. It also provided guidance for developing and implementing activities to reduce migrants’ vulnerabilities, such as child protection in the best interest of the child.

The trainings were attended by civil society organizations (CSOs), the National Council of Child Welfare (NCCW), Embassies as well as migrant and refugee communities from Niger, Nigeria, Eritrea and Ethiopia.

For more information:

Download ‘IOM’s Handbook on Protection and Assistance to Migrants Vulnerable to Violence, Exploitation and Abuse’ here.

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