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22 Dec 2015 description

Sudan - An IOM charter flight has flown 179 Eritrean, Ethiopian and Syrian refugees (42 families) from the Sudanese capital Khartoum to Kassel in Germany for resettlement.

Prior to departure, IOM Sudan provided health assessments and vaccinations for the refugees, who were living in refugee camps in the east of the country bordering Ethiopia and Eritrea.

They included Ethiopians who had lived in the camps since the 1980s and a Syrian family who arrived in 2014.

30 Sep 2011 description

IOM is asking the donor community to provide USD 1.1 million to facilitate the continued relocation assistance which the Organization is providing to thousands of Sudanese displaced by the fighting in the Blue Nile region of Sudan.

The fighting, which began in early September, has caused more than 25,000 persons to flee their homes and take refuge in Kurmuk and other points along the Ethiopia - Sudan border.

06 Sep 2011 description

IOM has deployed staff in Western Ethiopia to provide emergency relocation assistance to an estimated 20,000 Sudanese who have fled recent fighting between government forces and armed groups allied to the Sudan People's Liberation Movement northern wing (SPLM-N) in Blue Nile State.

The overwhelming majority of those who have crossed into Ethiopia over the past few days are still stranded on the border, with little food, water, shelter and other basics.

05 Feb 2010 description

An IOM information campaign in Sudan on the risks of irregular migration has been launched as part of a broader effort to tackle key migration issues in East Africa and the Horn of Africa.

The campaign, which will target seven states in eastern Sudan, will be implemented as part of an Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) programme to address gaps in migration management in the IGAD region.

17 Mar 2009 description

A donation of 16 million US dollars from the Japanese government to IOM will help the Organization counter some of the many impacts of severe food insecurity on migrants and migration in the Horn, East and Southern Africa.

Conflict, natural disasters, environmental degradation and climate change, rising agricultural costs, food prices and food shortages have all led to deepening food insecurity for millions of poverty-stricken people across Africa in recent years.

For many, the food crisis has been a root cause for migration, particularly to urban areas or abroad, while for others, …

22 Feb 2008 description

Ethiopia - The voluntary repatriation of Sudanese refugees from Ethiopia is due to resume tomorrow, 23 February, with 600 refugees departing by road for Sudan's Blue Nile State.

31 Jan 2008 description

Update on Returns To and Within South Sudan under the Joint Organized Return Programme

Over the past month, IOM has assisted close to 1,500 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) return from camps and settlements in and around Khartoum to their homes in South Sudan as part of the Joint Organized Return Plan coordinated and implemented by the Government of National Unity (GoNU), the Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS), the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) and IOM.

31 Dec 2007 description

IOM Land and Barge Return Operations Recommence to South Sudan in December

On 1 December, IOM restarted its land and barge return operations as part of the Joint Organized Return Plan operations for the 2007 return season. In December IOM completed four land and one barge movement returning a total of 199 Heads of Household comprising 745 individuals to Upper Nile, South Kordofan and Unity States.