Since 2015, IOM has supported the implementation of community groups of particularly vulnerable returnees and members of their community to carry out income-generating activities in the nine communes of Kantché Department.
Since 2016, the Migraktion project, funded by the German government (Auswärtiges Amt), identified, trained and equipped 200 groups, 80 of which were newly created. The main objective of this project is to reduce the vulnerability of migrants and contribute to the community stabilization of their region of origin, by supporting the local development and economic reintegration of returned migrants. This project reached more than 3,000 beneficiaries, including more than 2,000 returned migrants.
Last month, IOM teams went to meet some 100 of these groups in the field, some of whom are engaged in the sale of cereals, the production of pasta, soap, purified water, and other products. extraction of peanut oil. Beneficiaries reported that a real momentum of solidarity and mutual assistance was born from the creation of these groups, which also allowed beneficiaries to enjoy greater respect from their community.