The EU-IOM Joint Initiative foresees activities with migrants in transit and their host communities in Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Libya, Mauritania, Niger, Somalia, and Sudan. Thanks to IOM’s presence in each of these countries and the Organization’s active assistance and protection activities, IOM has an existing network of partners and wide access to important locations through which migrants on the move often transit or where they are assisted. These include but are not limited to:
- Border crossing points
- Transit and reception centres
- Migrant Information Centres
- Migrant congregation and/or disembarkation points
- Detention centres
Other than informing migrants about options for assistance and protection, the EU-IOM Joint Initiative also raises migrants' and host communities' awareness about both the rights and responsibilities of migrants.