Between 2014 and 2016, over 35,000 Zimbabwean migrants were forcibly returned from South Africa and Botswana.
Zimbabwe, IOM and the Government of Zimbabwe carried out a humanitarian assistance programme to assist vulnerable migrants and promote stability for communities that have been affected by internal displacement.
Community-based planning, or CBP, was a driving force of the project. allowing community to define their development goals.
So far, CBP has proved to be an effective tool for fostering sustainable livelihoods, rehabilitating social services, stabilising communities and encouraging social cohesion.