The main drive of our work in the EU – IOM Joint Initiative is to strengthen mechanisms to protect and assist migrants all along the migration routes, making sure that migrants enjoy rights and access to services and that the migration process is safer and better governed.

Migrants may face significant protection issues, including violence, exploitation, and abuse at the hands of smugglers, traffickers, and others. Migrants may also face hostile environments in transit and host countries. Many migrants find themselves in vulnerable situations.

How is the EU – IOM Joint Initiative supporting protection?

1.Saving lives and search & rescue
2. Protection of migrants in vulnerable situations
3. Migrant Resource and Response Mechanisms (MRRMs)
4. Supporting safe and dignified voluntary return
5. Consular assistance