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News article29 June 20181 min read

Setting up reintegration systems in Somalia

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Between 14 and 18 May, the EU- IOM Joint Initiative in the Horn of Africa supported the Federal Government of Somalia’s capacity building effort through a training of the Return and Readmission Task Force in Entebbe, Uganda.

A total of 18 officials representing 11 federal ministries under the Task Force and four Federal Member States participated in the training. One of the working sessions covered the EU-IOM Framework Standard Operating Procedures for Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (“Framework SOPs”).

Participants shared their ideas and best practices related to reintegration assistance that could be provided upon return, such as mentorship-based business and financial management training and holistic psychosocial support including recreational activities, counseling on housing, land and property issues, as well as establishment of community cooperatives for savings and loans. These comments and suggestions provided will feed into the adaptation and nationalisation of the Framework SOPs to be validated by the Federal Government of Somalia in the coming months.


Publication date
29 June 2018
Region and Country
  • Regional Horn of Africa
  • Somalia
  • Improved migration management
  • International Organization for Migration

Programmes in the region

The overall objective is to improve migration management in the region, and in particular to curb the trafficking of human beings and the smuggling of migrants within and from the Horn of Africa.

The specific objectives will be to collate, synthesize and disseminate the outcomes of existing and new research and evidence related to instability, irregular migration and forced displacement in the Horn of Africa; to communicate the outcomes of existing and new research and evidence to, and share

The specific objectives of the project are:(I) to support the process of adoption, ratification and domestication of the IGAD Protocols on Free Movement of Persons and on Transhumance by IGAD Member States upon their adoption by IGAD Council of Ministers, along with complementary measures to...