Former migrant worker Fakhreldeen is among returnees who received support in Sudan, allowing him to start a business.
The fact that such assistance from the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in the Horn of Africa came in the form of cash worked to his advantage. Sudan is in the throes of a liquidity crunch hence cash is in short supply. Yet the convenience of cash is unquestionable, especially since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, as it gives beneficiaries greater autonomy.
“Receiving cash gave me the flexibility to add more money and buy a tuk-tuk to use for transportation work,” says the 45-year-old.
With the reintegration assistance grant and further support from his family, he raised the capital needed for the three-wheeler. “The work with the tuk-tuk provides me an income,” Fakhreldeen adds.
Sudan presents a complex and diverse migration profile as a source, transit and destination