Youth Childhood Migration Development (JMED)

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JMED works to protect young people in Niger against exploitation, suffering and dangers associated with illegal migration and human trafficking.
Last updated: December 2017

Youth Childhood Migration Development (JMED) works towards a vision to provide sustainable solutions to the development challenges and the specific concerns of young people and children in Niger. The organisation works to protect them against exploitation, suffering and dangers associated with illegal migration and human trafficking.

The main obejectives of JMED are to:

  • Prevent and fight against illegal migration and the smuggling of migrants;
  • Press return migrants for their reintegration;
  • Prevent and fight against human trafficking, especially women and children and support victims;
  • Conduct development activities for youth, children and their communities;
  • Work for the mobilization and integration of youth in the process of socio-economic development of Niger;
  • Conduct surveys, studies and research action in the areas; and
  • Child protection and promotion of youth.

Main activities and achievements

From its inception to the present, JMED has conducted several activities including:

  • A survey on the migration of women and children in the department Kantché / Zinder.
  • A youth forum on migration, peace and development under the patronage of the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Tahoua HACP and with the financial support and the CNDH.
  • A national awareness forum on free movement of persons and goods within the ECOWAS funded Project Migration / Development Unit.
  • National training workshops on strategies to combat human trafficking, in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Niamey.

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