Specific area: IMT - Irregular Migration, IMT - Trafficking in Human Beings
Duration: September 2009 - March 2010
Experts involved: United Kingdom
Centrally located in the horn of Africa, Ethiopia has developed into a major migration hub along the Eastern African migration routes both for transit migration and irregular migration. Ethiopia must contend with a number of particular challenges, such as the mixed and composite character of migration flows, the length and permeability of its land borders, as well as border conflicts.
In this context, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through its Directorate General for Ethiopian Expatriate Affairs requested MIEUX’s technical assistance to support its efforts in raising awareness among national stakeholders on the issues related to irregular migration flows, in order to kick-start a larger national dialogue on irregular migration.
A two-day national conference provided the platform for over 300 stakeholders from all provinces and relevant services to exchange of information and knowledge on the realities of, and the efforts to combat, irregular migration with a particular focus on human trafficking.