EU Immigration: Horn of Africa

House of Lords written question – answered on 15th January 2015.

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Photo of Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what programme of research they are undertaking on the drivers of migration to support the European Union–Horn of Africa Migration Route Initiative.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Following its launch at a Ministerial Conference in Rome on 28 November, the Government is working with other EU Member States and African partners to develop the new Horn of Africa Migration Route Initiative (the Khartoum Process), which is intended to tackle people smuggling and human trafficking in the Horn of Africa.

Our work under the Khartoum Process to date has drawn upon on a number of sources of information on migration routes in the Horn of Africa and the countries of the region, including information on the drivers of migration. This includes research specifically commissioned or undertaken by HM Government and information provided by its posts in the region. We are also drawing on the broader expertise and information held by other EU partners, and on information provided by international organisations and partner countries in the Horn of Africa.

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