Addressing Mixed Migration Flows in East Africa (AMMi) is a project funded by the European Union Development and Cooperation Instrument with a total budget of €6 million.
It is implemented by Expertise France, in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS).
The project runs for 36 months over the period 2016-2019 and covers Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Egypt, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan.
AMMF main objectives
- To set-up and strengthen safe and rights-respectful centres for migrants
- To tackle organised crime networks active in migrant smuggling and trafficking in human beings
- To promote the provision of livelihoods and self-reliance opportunities for displaced persons and host communities
Key activities in the Khartoum Process region to date
- Support established centres in Khartoum (Sudan), Obock (Djibouti), Bosasso and Hargeisa (Somalia).
- Training to MRCs staff and government officials
- Setting up mobile response teams
- Provision of quality services
- Provision of accurate information through awareness-raising
- Explore the possibility of establishing a new centre in Gedaref region (Eastern Sudan)
- Strengthening the response capacity of national authorities in addressing the needs of migrants in Eastern Africa:
- Contracts signed with DRC for work in Somalia and Puntland, with kick off meeting held in May 2016
- Kick-off meeting held in Djibouti in June 2016 with work plans developed
- Recruitment of project employees underway
Field evaluations have been conducted between early May and June 2016 in Somalia, including Puntland, Djibouti, Kenya, Ethiopia and Yemen. Evaluations in Somaliland, Egypt and Uganda are to be completed in July 2016 and in Sudan, South Sudan and Eritrea in August 2016.
(in bold: members of the Khartoum Process)