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The African Union Commission and the State of Qatar signed an MoU for monetary grant of 20 million dollars for the reintegration of African migrants

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January 13, 2019

The African Union Commission and the State of Qatar signed an MoU for monetary grant of 20 million dollars for the reintegration of African migrants

Doha, Qatar , 13th January 2019: The State of Qatar and the African Union Commission (AUC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a monetary grant of $20 million that represents the State of Qatar's support towards the reintegration of vulnerable African migrants.
The State of Qatar and the AUC established this grant to support the safe reintegration of repatriated migrants in their countries of origin.
The two parties through the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) also aim to establish partnerships with financial institutions in the targeted countries to design and roll out tailored programmes to support the economic reintegration of repatriated returnees.
The agreement aims to promote regional cooperation and partnership by addressing the phenomenon of irregular migration in the Sahel region of Africa.
The AUC expresses its appreciation to the State of Qatar for its vital support while also commending Qatar's commitment to address various humanitarian efforts in the Region.

For further information:
Directorate of Information and Communication | African Union Commission I E-mail: DIC@africa-union.org I Website: http://www.au.int

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