Improving migration management in East Africa

The ‘Better Migration Management Project’ is a €40 million programme funded by the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa. The project aims to improve migration management in the Horn of Africa, a peninsula in East Africa.  

Tackling migration at national level comes with the risk of displacing existing smuggling and trafficking routes. The three-year project will, therefore, target the entire region, taking into account country-specific needs and issues. Countries include Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Libya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tunisia, and Uganda.

A consortium led by Germany and made up of France, Italy, the UK and Malta will manage the various components of the project. The British Council will manage a €3 million portion of the grant focused on raising awareness of the dangers of irregular migration and the benefits of alternative options. These will be disseminated at state, subnational, local and media level, as well as within civil society, educational institutions and the general public. Special emphasis will be placed on curbing human trafficking and the smuggling of migrants within and from the region.

 

June 2016