European Commission



Ghana is making important efforts to become a Middle Income Country. However, it's still facing some critical disparities, challenges to deliver basic social services by striving to build institutional capacity. The challenges of security - in particular against the background of a difficult regional context - are also manifold, ranging from organised crime to migrants trafficking. Lack of employment, low income and poverty, persisting corruption, sense of despair and pervasive perception that the only way to succeed is to migrate are quoted by the IOM as the main drivers for migration, and an increasing number of Ghanaians, especially young people, are risking their lives in search of better livelihoods.

Ghana is indeed a country of origin and transit but also a country of destination of regional migration, both legal and irregular. In this context, the Ghanaian government adopted a National Migration Policy at the end of 2016, aiming at providing a comprehensive framework to manage migration as well as enabling full biometric population registration.

The EU Trust Fund for Africa supplements the other cooperation tools of the European Union. It provides the Ghanaian government with the required support to protect vulnerable migrants assist voluntary returns and facilitate reintegration. The capacity of the government to monitor migration flows and trends is being strengthened, while awareness raising actions are led in origin regions. A support to improve law enforcement cooperation and sharing of criminal information in the region is also offered.


National projects

Total 2

Cross-window projects

Total 4

News & Stories

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STORY | 20 December 2021

Journée Internationale des migrants 18 décembre 2021 : Témoignage d'une migrante de la Sierra Leone au Sénégal

Ann Marie Thoronko, 28 ans, originaire de la Sierra Leone est de passage à Ziguinchor, Sénégal. Son souhait est d’aller en Europe, mais pour le moment elle fait des escales le long de son chemin pour se reconstruire économiquement à chaque étape.


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NEWS | 16 December 2021

EU-IOM Joint Initiative marks five years of supporting migrants and their communities across Africa

15 December 2021— Daouda is one of the 166 Nigerien migrants who returned from Tripoli to Niamey on a charter flight organised by the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in February...

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STORY | 15 December 2021

Appui à la protection des migrants les plus vulnérables en Afrique de l'Ouest : l’histoire de Miheal Maris

Miheal Maris est une jeune fille de 19 ans, d’origine nigériane arrivée au Burkina Faso à novembre. Selon ses dires, une de ses amies avec qui elles ont effectué le voyage lui aurait proposé un travail au Sénégal. C’est à son arrivée qu’elle se rend...

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NEWS | 15 December 2021

Protection des enfants et jeunes migrants au Sénégal – le rôle des équipes mobiles de volontaires

Dans le cadre des activités du projet Amélioration de la protection des Enfants et Jeunes en mobilité sur les principales routes migratoires en Afrique de l’Ouest (PROTEJEM), des équipes mobiles ont été constituées pour faciliter l’identification et le référencement pour une prise en...