The anti-trafficking and irregular migration project in Nigeria kicks off

The FIIAPP team is announcing its objectives at different meetings and events in the country, in order to reach institutions and citizens.

The project to fight against human trafficking and irregular migration in Nigeria is developing its first phase, in which the project leader and the project coordinator have attended different activities and meetings to announce their objectives in the country. The project, financed by the European Union and managed by the FIIAPP, seeks to reduce human trafficking and the irregular trafficking of migrants, with a special emphasis on women and children.  

Among other meetings, both have met with the Network of civil society organisations against trafficking, abuse and exploitation of children (NACTAL), an institution which the project will work with. Specifically, with its president, Emmanuelle Adaramola, and members of her team to present the project, find out their priorities and needs, and to involve them so that they might contribute to achieving the results.  

They also participated in the “Examining the Root Causes of Human Trafficking in Edo State” conference to analyse the reasons why a large number of young people come from this state, a focus of irregular immigration. They also went to the official residence of the ambassador in Abuja, Marcelino Cabanas.  

According to Rafael Rios, the project leader, it is about “taking opportunities before a large audience of young people”, such as the camps where they receive mandatory training (National Youth Service Corps) in which they are explained the risks, dangers and realities of illegal immigration. In this regard, they also attended the football match organised by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), with the aim of raising awareness about the need to fight against trafficking in human beings at all levels.  

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