Better Migration Management programme

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More than 10 million people in and around the Horn of Africa are living outside their homes (UN 2019), as they have been forcibly displaced within their own countries or seeking refuge in neighbouring states. The countries in the region are severely restricted in their ability to ensure that cross-border migration takes place in an orderly and humane fashion, and in the absence of necessary infrastructures, smuggling of migrants and trafficking in persons are widespread. Tackling these criminal networks demands effective cooperation between the countries of origin, transit and destination. The project therefore supports the development of a responsible approach to migration management in the region and in the individual countries, one that guarantees the protection of migrants and other vulnerable groups and ensures adherence to international commitments.

 About the Programme

The Better Migration Management Programme (BMM) is a project financed by the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). BMM is coordinated by the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, and implemented in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda by the British Council (BC), CIVIPOL and UNODC. The overall objective of the project is to improve migration management in the region, and in particular to address the trafficking and smuggling of migrants within and from the Horn of Africa.



European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa


German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).


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