Counter-Trafficking: IOM Hands Over National Action Plan and Referral Guidelines
April 16, 2021
IOM Uganda has handed to Ministry of Internal Affairs 550 copies of the National Action Plan (NAP) for Preventing Trafficking in Persons, and National Referral Guidelines (NRG) for Managing Victims of Trafficking - Printed by the Better Migration Management programme.
BMM is a regional multi-partner programme co-funded by the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany. It is coordinated by German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), with IOM among the BMM implementing partners in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda.
BMM's overall objective is to enable countries and institutions to facilitate safe, orderly and regular migration, and address and reduce trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants in and from the Horn of Africa region using a human rights-based approach.
The National Action Plan provides strategic direction for all partners, while the National Referral Guidelines will strengthen a coordinated and structured approach to assisting victims. The two documents were developed last year with funds from BMM.
In his handover speech, IOM Uganda Chief of Mission Sanusi Tejan Savage said: “IOM remains committed to supporting the Government and People of Uganda in the fight against Trafficking of persons and smuggling of migrants.”
IOM Chief of Mission Sanusi Tejan Savage and Ministry of Internal Affairs Permanent Secretary Dr Benon Mutambi sign the donation deed.
Ms Agnes Igoye, the deputy national coordinator for the Office agaist Trafficking in Persons, hailed the support of the BMM programme.