Thank you for giving us the floor, moderator.
This is a civil society collective message. We are connected and have organized in this process and throughout Migration Week: we are unified in our diversity to ensure the Global Compact fosters real change for migrants and their families.
Highlights October 2018
West African migrants rescued by the IOM in northern Niger: according to IOM, seventy-four West African migrants were rescued on 4 October in northern Niger, in the middle of the desert bordering Algeria.
In September, the Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism Initiative (4Mi) conducted 411 in-depth interviews with refugees and migrants in West Africa, including 86 people transiting through Agadez and Niamey in Niger, 153 people transiting through Mopti, Gao, Ber and Timbuktu in Mali and 172 people transiting through Dori,
Bobo Dioulasso and Kantchari in Burkina Faso.
This 4Mi snapshot is a continuation of the snapshot published in September 2018 on profiles and reasons for departure of refugees and migrants from West Africa. It is also based on data collected between 1 January and 31 July 2018.
During this period, 2,184 refugees and migrants were interviewed by 4Mi in West Africa, in Mali (Mopti, Gao and Timbuktu), Niger (Niamey and Agadez) and Burkina Faso (Dori and Bobo Dioulasso).