IOM says will support South Sudan in developing migration policy

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

October 7th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has pledged to support South Sudan, world’s youngest nation, in developing a Comprehensive Migration Policy.

The consultative workshop on developing this migration policy kicked off in the last few days in the capital Juba, and was well attended by South Sudan government officials and decision-makers.

The workshop was also aimed at collecting views of key stakeholders on how to establish and lay out mixed migration, labour migration, and development. The training was facilitated with support and funding from the  Better Migration Management Programme (BMM).

Speaking to participants during that consultative workshop, the Head of Operations for the International Organization for Migrations, Tya Maskun said that developing a more restrictive-free migration policy in the country will go a long way towards contributing to South Sudan economy growth and employment opportunities.

“Regular and irregular migrants contribute to the country’s order propecia online no rx economy, particularly through payments for business licenses and creating employment opportunities,” said the IOM head of operation in South Sudan.

He further said that the consultation will eventually lead to a broad legal system that should tackle issues affecting refugees and migrants in the country.

“This consultation marks the beginning of South Sudan’s journey towards establishing a legal framework, which should aim to protect and address migrants’ needs while harnessing the benefits they bring to the country,” he added.

James Poi Yaka, South Sudan’s Deputy Inspector General of Police who attended the conference said the migration is not a bad thing pointing out to the role played by many countries in welcoming South Sudanese refugees during the Sudanese civil wars.

“Migration in itself is not a bad thing. We South Sudanese have been to so many countries as migrants and refugees; that experience has shown us the benefits of migration,” Poi said.