IOM and AICS unite to strengthen Migration Management in Sudan

Andrew Gray from IOM during the presentation

Andrew Gray from IOM during the presentation

On the 31st August 2016, the International Organization for Migration-IOM Sudan trained 40 Sudanese Police Officers on dealing with human trafficking, smuggling and identifying imposter documentation. The training session is within the frame work of IOM’s “Enhancing Sudan’s Technical Capacity on Migration Management”, a 800,000 Euro Italian Agency for Development Cooperation AICS funded Project.

 

The training, held in the Sudan Immigration Training Center in the Passport and Immigration Directorate General Foreigners Affairs Department, was attended by 39 policemen, 33 men and 6 women. Andrew Gray, Immigration and Border Management Expert at IOM, coordinated the session, providing participants with essential information in identifying fake travel documents while explaining the difference between smugglers and human traffickers in addition to indicating migration routes leading to the Mediterranean, of which Sudan forms a focal point. This session is in time for the training season of police

Members of the Sudanese police, during the training session

Members of the Sudanese police, during the training session

officers, to better equip them in dealing with illegal migration and smuggling on the borders between Sudan and the Horn of Africa. Human exploitation, smuggling and trafficking; as well as forced labor and almost daily records of deaths in the Mediterranean of which Italy has been conducting many rescue missions; are among the incentives of the Italian Agency’s partnership with IOM to get to address the root causes and improve migration management that priorities the human dignity and rights of migrants. 

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