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IOM South Sudan Migration Management Unit 2018 Quarter 3 Report July – September

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Border and Migration Management

IOM South Sudan Migration Management Unit (MMU) supports the Government of South Sudan in building capacities on border and migration management through enhancing skills, knowledge and infrastructure, as well as interagency cooperation among border agencies and regional integration and cooperation, particularly with other East African Community (EAC) and Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) member states.

Strengthened Regional Integration and Cooperation

As a member state of the EAC, South Sudan has been accelerating its efforts to meet the regional requirements in border and migration management. In July 2018, a delegation of the South Sudan National Aliens Committee/National Coordination Mechanism (NAC/NCM), led by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), conducted a three-day benchmarking visit to Nairobi. The visit was hosted by the National Coordination Mechanism on Migration of the Government of Kenya. The visit was part of the joint efforts to promote cross-border and regional cooperation. The programme included a day trip to the one-stop-border-post (OSBP) located on the Namanga border between Kenya and Tanzania, and facilitated discussions on operations of NACs/NCMs, and various migration challenges, including human trafficking, and diaspora engagement.

From 20 to 24 August, IOM supported the Governments of South Sudan and Uganda to organize a joint training on cross-border collaboration focusing on EAC protocols, including free-movement of persons, common markets, and operations of OSBPs. The training took place at the Training Academy in Nakasongola, Uganda. Participants included 24 South Sudanese Immigration Officers from border agencies operating at the Nimule border between South Sudan and Uganda. Also in attendance were 10 Ugandan law enforcement officers operating at various border posts in Uganda. This constituted the first joint training for border officials from the two countries.

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