Combating migrant smuggling and human trafficking in Mali and Niger
Seefar conducted an assessment mission in Mali and Niger to produce an action plan for the EU funded Global Action to Prevent and Address Trafficking in Persons and the Smuggling of Migrants (GLO.ACT) program. The GLO.ACT program is a four-year (2015-2019) joint initiative by the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), implemented in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
The Action Plans for Mali and Niger contained recommendations on providing legislative assistance, capacity building, regional and transregional cooperation, protecting and supporting victims, assistance and protection for children and strategic policy development.
The programme forms part of a joint response to trafficking in persons and the smuggling of migrants and it is expected to be delivered in up to 15 strategically selected countries across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. A focus will be placed on assistance to governmental authorities, civil society organizations, victims of trafficking and smuggled migrants.