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

NEWS | 22 February 2021

Plans in place: BMM and partners discuss measures for safe and legal migration in 2021

After successfully completing the annual planning process with its national partners at workshops in November and December 2020, the Better Migration Management (BMM) programme has started the new year equipped with an agreed operational plan for further activities to support safe and orderly migration in the Horn of Africa...

NEWS | 23 December 2020

Kenya faces a lack of human rights protection – Report on migrants in detention launched

With human mobility globally on the rise, many governments worldwide have increased the use of detention to manage and discourage irregular migration. In Kenya, detention is likewise frequently used to stop and control irregular migrants in the country. The Better Migration Management (BMM) Programme supports a human-rights based approach...

NEWS | 22 October 2020

BMM regional CSO network publishes brief on how #COVID19AffectsMigrants and human trafficking in the Horn of Africa

Due to border closures and public hygiene measures, COVID-19 has a deep impact on the population as a whole, and especially on the most vulnerable populations, such as migrants. Due to closed borders, some migrants are stranded and others are looking for other possibilities to leave or enter a...

Since 2016, the Better Migration Management (BMM) programme supports the Kenyan government to establish a national referral system to address the needs of victims of trafficking and vulnerable migrants. Fifaliana Joy Pixabay
NEWS | 15 October 2020

BMM supports estabilishment of Kenya's referral system for victims of trafficking and fosters cross-border cooperation for better protection

‘In Somaliland, I came across young girls who were trafficked and ended up as sex workers. Some of these girls are given away by their parents to brokers who promise them better opportunities for their daughters. But reality is different, they are kept in houses for commercial sexual exploitation...