Safety, Support and Solutions II Programme (2018 - 2020)

The Safety, Support and Solutions programme aims to protect migrants from harm. Migrant journeys, particularly via the Central Mediterranean Route, are extremely perilous, with migrants facing risks of violence, exploitation and abuse. This programme provides critical humanitarian and protection support to migrants at key junctures along the route. Assistance is offered to migrants in transit and upon return, with a particular focus on victims of trafficking, unaccompanied children, and migrants in very vulnerable situations. Support is also extended to communities that host migrants and returnees.

Programme Aims and Approach

  1. Migrants in vulnerable situations are better protected from harm
  2. Reintegration and protection systems are strengthened
  3. Practitioners and policy makers have greater understanding of who, where, why and how people move, including key points where they face vulnerability, and use this information to make journeys safer
  4. The programme contributes to the evidence base on migrant decision making

Geographic Coverage

This programme is designed to adapt over time in line with shifting needs and movements across the West and Central Africa and North Africa regions. Current coverage includes:

  • Algeria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cote D’Ivoire
  • Gambia
  • Guinea
  • Libya
  • Mali
  • Morocco
  • Niger
  • Senegal
  • Tunisia

Research Reports

New Migration Dynamics        Female Migration                              Migrer pour réussir :

in Senegal (2020) [French]      in Côte d'Ivoire (2020) [French]       Analyse des trajectoires migratoires

                                                                                                                 de la jeunesesse guinéenne à travers l'expérience des migrants de retour


Dynamiques migratoires vers les sites d’orpaillage                         

au Burkina Faso : le cas des sites de Warwéogo et Galgouli     Mobility Assessment on Internal Migration


"Gold Fevers" in Mali: Migration Profiles and Dynamics in Kayes and Sikasso

The Safety, Support and Solutions programme is funded by the UK Department of Foreign and International Development (DFID). For more information: