The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands launched the Cooperation on Migration and Partnerships for 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.
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A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH
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.