EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration: new web portal goes live
September 20, 2018
The EU-IOM (International Organization for Migration) Joint Initiative has just launched a website for journalists, the public, and anyone interested in what is happening along the Western and Central Mediterranean migration routes.
The new website, which went live on 18 September, aims to become a one-stop resource for information on the programme’s activities and results. It will provide news releases, data, reports, videos and background information on the migration context in the Sahel, North and the Horn of Africa.
Launched in December 2016 with the support of the European Union (EU) Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, the EU-IOM Joint Initiative is the first comprehensive programme to bring African partner countries, the International Organization for Migration and the European Union together around the shared aim of better protecting migrants along migration routes, providing them with socio-medical care, and offering safer and better governed migration processes.
The European Union, through the Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF), and with contributions from Germany (€48 million) and Italy (€22 million), has developed a joint initiative with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to support the efforts of partner countries in Africa to strengthen migration management and to respond to the urgent protection needs and unacceptable loss of life of migrants. Operating today with a total budget of €346,9 million, the EU-IOM Joint Initiative covers and closely cooperates with 26 African countries in the Sahel and Lake Chad, the Horn of Africa, and North Africa.