Welcome to the

EU-IOM Joint Initiative

The EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in the Sahel and Lake Chad region aims to save lives and make migration safer, more informed and better governed for both migrants and their communities.

With the support of the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, the programme was launched in April 2017 and implemented in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal.

A journey through migration


The Virtual Exhibition showcases the faces, stories of the thousands of individuals who are at the heart of the EU-IOM Joint Initiative.

This exhibition celebrates the resilience of those who decided to return and re-establish their lives in their countries of origin, with the support of their communities, and demonstrates how the assistance received through the EU-IOM Joint Initiative made a difference in their lives.