The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands launched the Cooperation on Migration and Partnerships to Achieve Sustainable Solutions initiative (COMPASS) at the beginning of 2021. COMPASS is a global initiative, in partnership with 14 countries, designed to protect people on the move, combat human trafficking and smuggling, and support dignified return while promoting sustainable reintegration.
The initiative is centred on a whole-of-society approach which, in addition to assisting individuals, will work across all levels – households, communities, and the wider communities. In addition to global activities, COMPASS specifically focuses on the following partner countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Sudan and Tunisia.
COMPASS KEY OUTCOMES
Migrants and their families are protected, assisted, and empowered to pursue sustainable resolution of vulnerabilities and reintegration.
Communities of origin and return play an active role in preventing unsafe and irregular migration as well as sustainable reintegration.
Governments and partners are equipped to enhance migrant protection, combat trafficking and smuggling while promoting safe migration and sustainable reintegration.
More information sharing, learning and coordination between and amongst governments, IOM and development partners.
- Stories from the field
- Government of Ethiopia Renews Commitment to Combat Irregular Migration, Following Migrant Deaths in Zambia
- Just in time for his daughter’s wedding: a Sudanese migrant returns home after 30 years
- IOM Helps Vulnerable Bangladeshis Return from Lebanon as More Migrants Line Up to Leave
- Awareness and Empowerment session organized in Lebanon on the occasion of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons
- IOM Assists 113 West African Migrants to Return Home from Algeria
- Nigeria: IOM And The Owa-Alero Community Launch A Campaign To Promote Safe Migration
- 8 facts to know about migration in Chad
- Reintegration After the Horrors of Irregular Migration and Trafficking: “I Am Gradually Regaining My Dignity”
- Over 30,000 People Get Critical Help Through IOM and the Netherlands’ Safe Migration Initiative
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Besides working across multiple areas of migration management, COMPASS is centered on a whole-of-society approach that, in addition to assisting individuals, will work across households, communities, and the wider society.