IOM Sudan Mid-Year Humanitarian Summary 2016

from International Organization for Migration
Published on 16 Aug 2016 View Original

The first six months of 2016 in Sudan witnessed a varie-ty of interconnected, intricate, and parallel population movements, influenced by numerous factors; highlight-ing the complexity of the drivers of migration in, through and out of Sudan. Migrants in Sudan (internal and external) are experiencing vulnerabilities and are in need of critical life-saving services.

Sudan is a country of origin, transit and destination, making it a crucial corridor for smuggling and traffick-ing. Sudan also continues to face forced displacement due to natural disasters, inter and intra community disputes and other conflicts. Additionally, secondary displacement and lack of community resilience has been exacerbated by limitations in natural resources, productive assets and socioeconomic capacity; causing further humanitarian challenges.

To address these humanitarian challenges, IOM Sudan has efficiently, proactively, and effectively continued to respond to the needs of affected populations through-out January to June 2016 by addressing the vulnerabili-ties in various states in the country. IOM’s essential assis-tance to a variety of migrants including Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), returnees, populations affect-ed by natural disasters, and refugees, was implemented within the humanitarian principles of “Do No Harm” and “Accountability to Affected Populations,” and thus, the same assistance was also extended to host commu-nities.

IOM continues to successfully undertake a multi-facet-ed approach ensuring coordinated and comprehensive humanitarian interventions. IOM’s complementarity in humanitarian action has strengthened the interface between emergency response and transition and devel-opment programming; resulting in effectively contribut-ing to reducing the dependency on aid for populations experiencing protracted displacement. Complementari-ty also exists within its Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) to successfully inform assistance, ensuring planned response is targeted and effective. IOM’s effica-cious methodology resulted in tailored assistance which has alleviated the suffering of 1,139,422 beneficiaries to date, in Darfur, as well as South and West Kordofan, and Blue Nile.

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