The sustainable reintegration of Fofana: A story of perseverance
In Guinea, Fofana was pursuing a higher education in banking and insurance, after graduating from high school in 2016. As many other young people, she wanted to look for new opportunities in Europe.
In 2018, she decided to travel to Morocco to cross the Mediterranean and reach Europe. Just after her arrival in Morocco, Fofana began to face the difficulties and challenges of migrants who choose to travel to this country as a transit destination before attempting to cross to European shores irregularly: "I have lived on the streets for the past four years... I have spent nights of horror and anxiety in the forests, and I have had several health problems," she says bitterly.
Fofana heard about the AVRR Program implemented by IOM and its partners in Morocco through an acquaintance and her voluntary return was supported by the European Union's Emergency Trust Fund for Africa through the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for the Protection and Reintegration of Migrants.
Learn more about the EU-IOM Joint Initiative here.