Migration flows in Africa are complex and mixed. 80 per cent of migration on the continent is internal and driven by dynamic socioeconomic factors, as well as conflict and political instability. In this environment, the Africa Regional Migration Program (ARMP), funded by the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration aims to support countries to promote safe, orderly and dignified migration and reduce migrant vulnerability along key migration routes.
ARMP's key components
- Migration Management
- Countries adopt migration management practices to promote well-managed, legal forms of migration and respect for the human rights of migrants.
- Countries adopt effective whole of government migration policies using evidence-based protocols, processes and procedures.
- Countries adopt policies that advance the social and economic well-being of both migrants and society, such as the adoption of temporary work programs that fill well-defined labor gaps.
Migration management stakeholders in the region improve understanding of migration management priorities of different actors to avoid duplication and enhance coordination.
- Crisis response
Governments’ improved capacities allow them to anticipate, better prepare for, and respond to migration flows relating to emergencies and crises.
- Geographic coverage
- The Gambia
- Sierra Leone