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IOM’s new toolkit offers key guidance on migrant centers

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IOM’s new toolkit offers key guidance on migrant centers

Migrants often find it difficult to access the help they need

DAKAR, Senegal, September 28, 2021 / APO Group / –

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) today launched an online toolkit for the administration and management of migrant centers. The toolkit provides governments and non-governmental stakeholders with key knowledge and resources on how to best set up and manage migrant centers.

This online toolkit contains guidance documents, tools and design information, with a particular focus on centers established under Migrant Resource and Response Mechanisms (MRRM) in transit countries of migrants.

“Migrants often find it difficult to access the assistance they need,” said Yitna Getachew, head of IOM’s Migrant Assistance and Protection Division. “We are convinced that this new toolkit will support governments, international organizations and non-governmental actors in their efforts to improve the protection and assistance to migrants through the establishment of dedicated safe spaces, where migrants may receive appropriate services at different stages of their life. migratory journey, ”he said.

Located along the main migratory corridors, often in remote areas where no other protection services are available, these centers aim to ensure respect for the human rights of migrants and provide basic assistance: from the distribution of food to the accommodation, including medical assistance, psychosocial support and liaison with the authorities to obtain travel documents.

This integrated and holistic approach includes key logistical support for search and rescue, humanitarian and return operations.

Thirty-eight migrant centers have been created and / or supported under the Joint EU-IOM Initiative for the Protection and Reintegration of Migrants in the Horn of Africa, North Africa and the Sahel region and Lake Chad in Central Africa. More than 100,480 migrants in vulnerable situations have received assistance since 2018, until the end of August.

The toolkit covers topics under four categories: administration, management of migrant centers, protection and assistance services, and management of migration information and data.

The development of the toolkit platform was made possible through the support of the EU-IOM Joint Initiative. Launched in December 2016 with funding from the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF), the Initiative is the first comprehensive program to save lives, protect and assist migrants along major migration routes in Africa.

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