IOM appoints new chief of mission for Sudan

Thursday, February 22, 2018

The International Organization for Migration has appointed Ms. Catherine Northing as the new Chief of Mission for the IOM mission in Sudan.

Under her leadership, the IOM mission in Sudan will continue its mandate to ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, promote international cooperation on migration issues and provide humanitarian assistance and transition opportunities to both migrants in need and host communities.

Ms. Northing, a British national, holds a Bachelor of Politics and International Relations from the University of Lancaster and a Masters in Development Studies from the University of Leeds. She joined IOM in 2006 and was most recently the Deputy Chief of Mission for the IOM mission in Yemen. She previously served as the Chief of Mission for the IOM mission in Rwanda (2012-2017) and held a number of positions within IOM Afghanistan (2006-2012).

Prior to joining IOM, Ms. Northing worked with the United Nations in Afghanistan, and with UK NGOs in Sierra Leone, Tanzania and in the UK.

IOM works with its international and government partners to assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration, advance understanding of migration issues, encourage social and economic development through migration and uphold the well-being and human rights of migrants.

“I am happy to take up this new position to join the IOM team in Sudan. There are more people on the move today than at any other time in recorded history and at this important time in the field of migration I look forward to serving IOM’s mandate for the benefit of migrants and Sudan alike,” said Ms. Northing.

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