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News article25 September 2018

Officials from Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan attend training on human trafficking: "We established a network from the region which may be a starting point for future regional


Thirteen participants from Kenyan, Ethiopian, and Sudanese police and investigation agencies attended a two-week course in Italy on “Trafficking in Human Beings”. On this occasion, Colonel Hamid Abdelshakor from Sudan said that "the training was a platform to showcase our work in this field and an opportunity to create a regional network which may, one day, lead to further cooperation".

The Italian Department of Public Security, one of the implementing partners of the Better Migration Management (BMM) Programme, facilitated this training, which took place in May 2018 in Caserta, Italy. The training was led by the Italian Ministry of the Interior’s Interagency Law Enforcement College through the International School of Advanced Studies for the Prevention and the Fight against Organized Crime. The training covered topics such as organ trafficking, smuggling of migrants, identifying people through DNA databases, corruption in relation to organised crime, procedural instruments for ascertaining the responsibility of the crimes, international judicial and police cooperation, and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) initiatives for combating organised crime. Participants came from leading investigative units and are closely involved in countering human trafficking and migrant smuggling activities in their respective countries.

Please note that, in the case of Sudan, BMM works only with border officials to develop and improve their capacity to counter trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants. As a matter of principle, BMM does not work with intelligence agencies or the military in and from Sudan. The selection of participants is closely coordinated with the Sudanese Ministry of Interior to prevent military and intelligence personnel from taking part in BMM financed training activities.


Publication date
25 September 2018
Horn of AfricaRegional Horn of Africa
Improved migration management

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Improving Nutrition and Reducing Stunting in Eastern Sudan

The action aims to enhance the ability of women and children in the States of Red Sea, Kassala and Gedaref to lead socially and economically productive lives, and in doing so strengthen their resilience and that of their communities.