South Sudanese immigration officials meet with Tanzanian and Kenyan counterparts at the Holili border crossing in northern Tanzania IOM has completed a six-day study tour bringing South Sudanese immigration officials to Tanzania to learn about best practices... read more
South Sudan inherited one of the weakest border and migration management regimes in Africa following its independence.
IOM assessments indicate that border and migration management has suffered from a chronic lack of infrastructure, equipment, training, policies, processes and coordination, posing a significant threat to achieving regional security and development goals.
In light of these needs, IOM has developed a strong partnership with South Sudan’s Directorate of Nationality, Passports and Immigration (DNPI) and the Ministry of Interior to improve immigration and border management practices and policies.
IOM’s capacity building approach seeks to develop South Sudan’s immigration policy in line with international standards to strengthen national security and support economic development objectives, while enhancing human resource capacity and improving systems and infrastructure.