New financing for EU-IOM initiative in Horn of Africa

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

BRUSSELS – The European Union has decided to commit an additional 18 million euros to its joint initiative with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in the Horn of Africa.

The initiative, known as the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in the Horn of Africa (EU-IOM Joint Initiative), aims at improving assistance to migrants along the migrant routes that depart from the region.

IOM said the additional funding brings the EU’s total commitment to the EU-IOM initiative in the region to 43 million euros.

Running from March 2017 to March 2021, the EU-IOM Joint Initiative is mainly focused on Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia and Sudan in the Horn of Africa. Backed by the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, the initiative was set up in 2016 in close cooperation with a total of 26 African countries in the Sahel and Lake Chad, the Horn of Africa and North Africa regions.
IOM said the program facilitates safer, more informed and better-governed migration for both migrants and their community through rights-based and development-focused procedures and processes on protection and sustainable reintegration.

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