Responding to the challenges raised by mixed migration flows in Eastern Africa


Expertise France concluded an indirect management contract with the European Union for the implementation of a project on mixed migrations in Eastern Africa.

This initiative is part of the Khartoum Process, a dialogue on migrations initiated in November 2014 by the EU and the countries of the Horn of Africa, aiming at reinforcing cooperation between the migrant's origin, transit and destination countries.

The regional project includes the following countries: Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda and Yemen.

With a budget of 6 million euros over 3 years, the project was launched at the beginning of 2016. The aim of the project is to support Eastern African States with the drafting and the implementation of comprehensive responses to the challenges raised by mixed migration flows [1]. It includes 3 complementary aspects:

  • the establishment and the reinforcement of migrants reception and information centres;
  • the fight against criminal networks involved in human trafficking (especially through data collection, analysis and sharing); and
  • the creation of socio-economic opportunities for displaced populations and host communities in South Sudan.

Expertise France is ensuring the implementation of the project, in collaboration with its partners (International Organization for Migration, the Danish Refugee Council and the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat), with support from European public experts, especially French and Italian.

[1] Flows of people migrating for various reasons, but sharing the same trajectories, transportation means and crafts. Mixed flows can include refugees, asylum seekers, victims of human trafficking, stateless persons and unaccompanied children or children separated from their families, as well as other irregular migrants.

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