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Why Don't You Take Us Back Home? The Plight of the Internally Displaced in Sudan

“Why don’t you take us back home?”

These are the first words whispered by Thiang Adak, a gaunt and exhausted widow and mother of eight as she reaches an IOM information centre in El Salaam, a windswept and dusty camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) which sprawls for miles across the grey Nile River from Khartoum.


No More Lifeline to Survival - Assistance for Roma Holocaust Victims Ends

Stefan Lupa?co is overwhelmed. The 73-year old Roma from Moldova just received a food package, some winter clothing, medicine and a load of coal. The assistance was delivered by the Salvation Army, an implementing partner of IOM’s Humanitarian and Social Programmes (HSP). The programme was established in 2002 to provide assistance to Roma, Jehovah’s Witness, homosexual and disabled victims of Nazi persecution.