European Union

The Gambia

3 projects

Following the return to democracy and the inauguration of President Barrow in January 2017, the EU stepped up its support to the New Gambia. In complementarity with the other development instruments of the EU,  the EU Emergency Trust Fund, has adopted a two-fold approach to migration, where prevention - through awareness-raising in order to better inform about the risks of irregular migration - is completed by migrant protection, including return and reintegration facilitation and institutional capacity building for migration management. In parallel, the Trust Fund is targeting the root causes of irregular migration through the development of employment opportunities for the youth.

EXPORT PROJECTS LIST

Selected results*

2 600
Number of people assisted to develop economic income-generating activities

3 093
Number of people benefiting from professional trainings (TVET) and/or skills development

114 955
Number of migrants, or potential migrants, reached out by information campaign on migration and risks linked to irregular migration

National projects

Total 3

Regional projects

Total 4

Cross-window projects

Total 4

News & Stories

Innovative protection: from cotton facemask to 3D-printed face shieldsITC
NEWS | 27 May 2020

Innovative protection: from cotton facemask to 3D-printed face shields

“It’s almost midnight and I found time to have dinner just now. What I do, my craft is my passion. Providing creative solutions gives me so much joy”. Ndey Fatou Njie’s enthusiasm is still fresh after a long day.

She has joined hands with a group...

Gambian Returnees Produce Protective Equipment for COVID-19 Frontline Border OfficialsIOM
NEWS | 06 May 2020

Gambian returnees produce protective equipment for COVID-19 frontline border officials

The rapid spread of COVID-19 in West and Central Africa, which has infected over 8,000 people and led to the deaths of over 200, has led to a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE).

To enhance the availability of basic medical supplies in The Gambia, COVID-related activities are being mainstreamed...

The Youth Empowerment Project launches a poetry challenge to spread information on COVID 19ITC
NEWS | 14 April 2020

The Youth Empowerment Project launches a poetry challenge to spread information on COVID-19

The Youth Empowerment Project (YEP), implemented in The Gambia, is a programme that aims to tackle the root causes of irregular migration by increasing the chances of young people to find a job opportunity and to make an income in their own land.

Through the project, the Gambian youth acquires...

Absa Jallow recounts her migrant returnee experiences and expresses hope for better futureITC
NEWS | 22 November 2019

Absa Jallow recounts her migrant returnee experiences and expresses hope for better future

As of 31 August 2019, 4,290 Gambians have been assisted to voluntarily return home under the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration since the start of 2017. Over 70 per cent of these individuals were returned just from Libya, with another 25 per cent coming home from Niger....