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EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration

The EU-IOM Joint Initiative was launched in December 2016 with funding from the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa. It enables migrants who decide to return to their countries of origin to do so in a safe and dignified way, in full respect of international human rights standards and in particular the principle of non-refoulement. The EU-IOM Joint Initiative covers and closely cooperates with 26 African countries in the Sahel and Lake Chad, the Horn of Africa, and North Africa.

*References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999).