European Union

The Gambia

4 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

Regional projects

Total 4

Cross-window projects

Total 4

News & Stories

 Croix Rouge_Assistance Sénégal. L' historie de MarieCroix Rouge
STORY | 09 September 2021

Assistance et protection des migrants les plus vulnérables en Afrique de l’Ouest. Assistance aux points de services humanitaires au Sénégal: l’histoire de Marie

Marie a 18 ans, vient de Côte d'Ivoire et, malgré son jeune âge, elle connaît déjà de trop près certains risques liés à la migration clandestine, les ayant vécus directement. Elle a confié à la Croix-Rouge avoir été victime d'une agression sexuelle alors qu'elle passait par la Guinée. Grâce...

EU-IOM JI SEED Project PlaygroundIOM Ghana 2021/Francis Kokoroko
NEWS | 12 August 2021

Playground – Empowering young people in Ghana to build their dreams

On 2 July 2021, in Jamestown, Accra, the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Delegation of the European Union to Ghana, the Sports for Education and Economic Development (SEED) Project and DUNK...

EU-IOM Initiative: Histoire ZouberouIOM
STORY | 14 June 2021

Son rêve devenu cauchemar en Libye, Zouberou reconstruit au Cameroun et se relance dans la couture

Zouberou a 34 ans et il est parti du Cameroun en 2014 en laissant sa femme et ses deux filles en quête d’une vie meilleure. En 2019, après une expérience traumatisante en Libye, où il a été emprisonné pendant 18 mois, il décide de revenir au pays. Il sera...

Red Cross health care provision for vulnerable people in NigerRed Cross
NEWS | 07 March 2021

Assistance and protection of the most vulnerable migrants in West Africa: Red Cross health care provision for vulnerable people in Niger

"Awareness-raising is an essential part of making progress in the field of human rights"

(Mr Assoumana Hadia)

The Red Cross interviewed Mr Assoumana Hadia, Director of the Regional Hospital of Tahoua, who told them what this intervention means for the region of Tahoua in Niger in the...