Adoption date 28/05/2019

Better Migration Management Programme Phase II

The second phase of the Better Migration Management programme aims to improve the management of safe, orderly and regular migration in the region and support national authorities in addressing the smuggling of migrants and the trafficking in human beings within and from the Horn of Africa.

Main objectives

The expected specific objectives are:
1. Strengthening of national and regional migration governance thereby enhancing safe and regular migration in accordance with global and regional migration governance frameworks and human-rights standards.
2. Increase in national and cross-border cooperation on trafficking and smuggling cases between law enforcement, judicial and other state and non-state actors, in coordination with existing regional initiatives such as EUTF funded programs in support of the Khartoum Process (the Facility on Sustainable and Dignified Return and Reintegration, and the Regional Operational Center), and in accordance with international obligations and standards
3. Improvement of prevention of trafficking in persons and protection of victims of trafficking and vulnerable migrants at local, national and regional level.

EUTF contribution

  • EUR 30 000 000


  • Bundesministerium fur wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung:
    EUR 5 000 000


News & Stories

Saleban Omar Oudin (center), the President of the Djiboutian Human Rights Commission (CNDH) signs the agreement about the cooperation with the coast guards in the field of migration©CNDH
NEWS | 11 June 2021

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Apollo Masete immigration official from Uganda
STORY | 27 April 2021

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NEWS | 22 February 2021

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NEWS | 23 December 2020

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