Adoption date 16/12/2015

Better Migration Management Programme

The overall objective is to improve migration management in the region, and in particular to curb the trafficking of human beings and the smuggling of migrants within and from the Horn. Tackling this problem only at a national level would simply risk displacing the existing smuggling/trafficking routes: this project will therefore target the entire region, while taking into account country-specific needs and issues.
The programme is co-funded by the BMZ with EUR 6 million

Main objectives

The specific objectives are:
(I) To support national authorities to develop, enact and eventually implement policies, laws, institutional frameworks and procedures for better migration and border management, including on the fight against trafficking in human beings and smuggling of migrants, in accordance with the relevant international conventions and standards9, and promoting harmonisation and exchange of best practices in these areas.
(II) To strengthen the capacity of all institutions and agencies responsible for migration and border management (such as front-line officials, law enforcement officers, or judicial bodies) notably by training and technical assistance, by improving procedures for investigating and prosecuting cases of trafficking in human beings and smuggling of migrants; by improving data collection and promoting sharing of information; by supplying government offices and border management posts with essential tools and equipment, and possibly with infrastructure development; by promoting improved coordination between different institutions and agencies involved.
(III) To identify, assist and provide protection for victims of trafficking in human beings and vulnerable smuggled migrants, especially women and children and other vulnerable groups.
(IV) To raise awareness of the dangers of irregular migration and the benefits of alternative options.

EUTF contribution

  • EUR 40 000 000



This action in numbers

1.3 Number of people assisted to develop income generating activities (IGAs)
2.1 bis Number of social infrastructures built and/or rehabilitated
16 789
3.2 Number of migrants in transit, refugees/asylum seekers and IDPs protected and/or assisted
11 490
3.7 Number of individuals trained on migration management and protection
5.3 Number of field studies, surveys and other research conducted
4.6 Number of strategies, laws, policies and plans developed and / or directly supported
1 803
4.2 Number of staff from governmental institutions, internal security forces and relevant non-state actors trained on governance, conflict prevention and human rights
3.6 Number of institutions and non-state actors strengthened through capacity building or operational support on protection and migration management
119 741
3.3 Number of (potential) migrants, reached by information campaigns on migration
4.1 Number of infrastructures supported to strengthen governance
3.4 Number of voluntary returns supported