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16 Sep 2020

Migration in West and North Africa and across the Mediterranean - Chapter 27

Towards the successful reintegration of returned migrants: IOM Niger’s trainings for migrants in transit
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This chapter explores the initial impacts of the microbusiness management training offered by IOM to migrants in transit back to their countries through the Niger. Due to the increased number of migrants expelled from Algeria to the Niger since 2018, there has been a significant increase in the number of migrants assisted with voluntary return to their countries of origin from the Niger. Upon return to their home countries, IOM assists these migrants with reintegration activities. Two case studies of returned migrants are showcased to demonstrate the impact of the training and to highlight the challenges they are facing.