IOM Commits to Improving Migration Management in Sudan

Wednesday, December 30, 2015


The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has received USD 136, 000 from the UK Government to support a five month pilot IOM Research Project – Improving Evidence-based Planning of Migration Management Projects, Strategies and Policies – in Sudan.

The project responds to the growing number of regional and inter-regional irregular migratory flows to, from and through Sudan, and the lack of a permanent migration monitoring mechanism to systematically gather data on the scale and trends of migration.

Using a migrant-centred approach, the main research focus will be to identify the demographics, history, motivations, intentions, and decision-making processes of migrants in Sudan, and to determine the factors driving onward movement and migration trends.

The data collected and in-depth case studies developed will help inform the Government of Sudan’s (GoS) decisions on migration management and governance. Research findings will be widely accessible and will benefit not only the GoS but also international organizations and civil society organisations alike, in helping them to improve evidence-based design of migration management projects, and to support the development and implementation of migration management strategy and policy.

IOM will also use the results in the planning of awareness-raising, outreach and direct assistance activities. To find out more about IOM Sudan’s work in Migration Management and other areas, please visit IOM Sudan website.

The UK government’s Conflict Security and Stability Fund (CSSF) launched in April 2015, is a UK Government programme that aims to create the conditions for global growth.

For more information please contact; IOM Communication Officer: Ms. Dalia M. El Roubi,

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