IOM in cooperation with the Ministry of Malians Abroad and the Ministry of Labour, Social and Humanitarian Affairs, assists the voluntary return of migrants in situation of distress in host and transit countries. This support includes facilitating departure formalities, transportation, health care and socio-economic reintegration.
In this regard, IOM has facilitated the voluntary return of Malian migrants stranded in Libya because of the crisis in 2011 and more recently the return of Malians affected by the crisis in the Central African Republic.
IOM also facilitates family reunification of refugees who will join their families in a third country and supports the migrants through research retracement information.
In addition, IOM provides assistance to victims of trafficking and migrants in distress identified in the Malian territory.
- 1,820 stranded Malian migrantsevacuated in coordination with the Malian Government from the Central African Republic
- 12,574* Malian migrants supported to voluntary return from Libya after the crisis in 2011
- 213 Malian migrants supported to voluntary return from other countries
- 481 returnees have received reintegration support
- Protection evaluations implemented in areas with high vulnerabilities in the northern regions
*Cumulative number from February 2011 to May 2014