EMN inform “Prospects for displaced persons in non-European Union (EU) first reception and transit countries”

EMN inform “Prospects for displaced persons in non-European Union (EU) first reception and transit countries” provides an overview of the strategies and initiatives put in place by the European Migration Network (EMN) Member Countries to enhance the prospects of displaced populations in non-EU first reception and transit countries.

As of May 2022, more than 100 million people around the world were forcibly displaced. Many refugees usually remain in countries neighbouring their place of origin, but these countries often lack the resources to help them. More than half of EMN Member Countries that provided information have strategies and policies in place to enhance the prospects of displaced persons in non-EU countries of first reception and transit. Their objectives are varied, ranging from the promotion of dignity, self-reliance and human rights to addressing the root causes of irregular migration and forced displacement, as well as provision of support to migration management and preventing onward migration.  

It also attempts to provide examples of successful programmes and initiatives, identifying good practices and exploring opportunities to further strengthen and foster partnerships and cooperation. The most often reported included adopting a humanitarian-development-peace nexus approach, providing multi-annual, flexible and predictable funding and including host populations in the scope of the initiatives.

Displaced person – a third-country national or stateless person who has had to leave their country or region of origin and is unable to return there in safe and durable conditions, for example, a person who has fled areas of armed conflict or endemic violence or a person at serious risk of, or who has been the victim of, systematic or generalised violations of their human rights.

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