Joint Statement: Qatar and the African Union to reintegrate irregular migrants and victims of human trafficking into their communities

Doha / Information Office / 18 Jan

The State of Qatar and the African Union Commission signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a monetary grant of $20 million that represents the State of Qatar's support towards the reintegration of vulnerable migrants.

The State of Qatar and the African Union Commission established this grant to support the safe reintegration of repatriated migrants in their countries of origin.  

The two parties through the Qatar Fund For Development also aim to establish partnerships with financial institutions in the targeted countries to design and roll out tailored programmes to support the economic reintegration of repatriated returnees.

The agreement aims to promote regional cooperation and partnership by addressing the phenomenon of irregular migration in the Sahel region of Africa.

The African Union Commission expresses its appreciation to the State of Qatar for its vital support while also commending Qatar's commitment to address various humanitarian efforts in the Region.