These new programmes will step up the EU's ongoing work to strengthening protection of migrants, support sustainable reintegration and provide assisted voluntary returns. With our new programmes, we will help dismantle criminal networks in North of Africa, support migrants who wish to return to their home countries and facilitate access for migrants to legal advice. It will strengthen protection of migrants, support sustainable reintegration systems in North Africa and provide assisted voluntary return to migrants wishing to return to their home from Northern Africa. Regional programme - Dismantling the criminal networks operating in North Africa and involved in migrant smuggling and human trafficking, €15 millionThis project will focus on regional dimension of fight against smugglers and traffickers. More specifically, funding will be provided to the UNHCR's evacuation mechanism through the EUTF and discussions with the IOM on additional measures under the assisted voluntary return scheme are being finalised.
Source: The North Africa Journal December 06, 2017 12:33 UTC