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  • Andean Migration Services – SAMI

    Reference

    DCI-MIGR 2010/259-599 - Thematic Programme for Migration and Asylum

    Countries/Regions

    Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia

    Promoter

    Fundacion Esperenza Por Un Retorno Seguro (Colombia)

    Budget

    2.500.000€ (2.000.000€ of EU contribution)

    Timeframe

    From 01/03/ 2011to 01/03/2013

    Partners

    The Andean Commission of Jurists–ACJ, Bolivian Chapter of Human Rights, Democracy and Development, Fundación Esperanza Ecuador

    Objectives and results

    The project contributes to improving migration management in the Andean countries (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru) and notably improving conditions of return to countries of origin.

    To that end, an Andean Migration Service (SAMI) should be set up. Special attention will be given to victims of possible migration-related human rights violations.

    The project is expected to strengthen the Andean Migration Network and its thematic sub-networks such as the “Andean Network Against People Trafficking”. The Andean Migration Observatory should also  be equipped with a monitoring system on the human rights situation of migrants and their families.

    In the field of prevention and protection of migrants, an Andean Migrant Assistance System (SAAM) should provide information/guidance services on migratory contexts in order to prevent human trafficking, migrant smuggling and other violations of human rights in migratory contexts.

    The project should also contribute to the functioning of the Migrant Return Program offering psycho-social and economic reintegration of voluntary or forced returnees between Spain, Colombia and Ecuador.

    Publications and other resources

    Website: Fundation Esperanza

    Further information

    Maria Clara Aponte Lozano, Manager, Fundación Esperanza por un Retorno Seguro, Calle 120 No. 70C-19, Bogotá, D.C., COLOMBIA

    Tags

    Spain, Migration and Asylum, Migration, Prevention