West Sahel — Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Senegal
West Sahel - Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Senegal
DCI-MIGR 2010/224-349 - Thematic Programme for Migration and Asylum
Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Senegal
Jefatura Fiscal y Fronteras de la Guardia Civil (Spain)
2.440.000€ (1.952.200 € of EU support)
January 2011 – March 2013
Mauritanian Gendarmerie, Senegal Gendarmerie, Mali Gendarmerie, National Police of Niger
Objectives and results
The aim of the project is to enhance the response to irregular migration and human trafficking, to protect migrants’ rights and to facilitate their readmission.
The action intends to strengthen the capacities to combat the smuggling of migrants and trafficking in human beings, including improving the detection of travel document fraud in both origin (Senegal, Mali) and transit (Mauritania, Niger) countries located along the West African migration route. The project also intends to promote inter-regional cooperation on border management and the facilitation of cooperation between the border and migration agencies of the participating countries in the context of criminal investigations and the readmission of irregular migrants.
The project adopts a migrant-centred approach by aiming at an improved framework for the protection of migrants’ rights in transit countries, with a particular focus on asylum seekers, victims of trafficking, unaccompanied minors, apprehended irregular migrants and vulnerable migrants. As such, legislative reforms to punish traffickers are also supported.
Expected results include increased capacities of third country authorities to evaluate, collate and process data on migratory flows, improved land border surveillance capacities, namely in terms of methodology and surveillance techniques, as well as better investigation capacities through the setting up of joint investigation teams.
Training for police forces responsible for key border control points in main Airports and Ports of participating African countries will increase awareness of migrants' human rights .
Awareness campaigns will seek to sensitize the local population for the risks of irregular migration.
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