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YPSA, an organization in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC)

Building Resilience of Returning Migrants through Economic Reintegration and Community Empowerment

Ministry of Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment officials
IOM chief of Mission visited RED Sea food Cox’s Bazar limited at the Kolatoli beach of Cox's Bazar 2
IOM chief of Mission visited RED Sea food Cox’s Bazar limited at the Kolatoli beach of Cox's Bazar
IOM Bangladesh chief Mr. GiorgiGigauri visited glossary shop of project beneficiary

Project Title: Building Resilience of Returning Migrants through Economic Reintegration and Community Empowerment in Cox’sBazar.

Project PeriodApril 2017 to December 2018

Project Goals/ Objective

Development Objective: Contribute to the durable reintegration of returning migrants and build the resilience of communities that are particularly vulnerable to irregular migration.

Outcome 1: Improved self‐sufficiency of returnees

Output 1.1: Provision of individual assistance to selected returnees for their skills development, job placement and reintegration in the community.

Output 1.2: Provision of individual assistance to selected returnees for development of small business opportunities.

Outcome 2: Improved livelihood and economic conditions in 4 target communities

Output 2.1 Provision of 4 community infrastructure projects to improve the economic situation of returning migrants and livelihood conditions in the target communities

Output 2.2 Community groups/CBOs have the knowledge and skills to manage and maintain economic infrastructure

Outcome 3: Returned migrants, their families and potential migrants in target communities practice safe and informed migration

Output 3.1 Pre‐decision orientation for returning migrants, family members and target community members.

Output 3.2 Capacity of officers, local CBO staff and local youth volunteers to provide migration counseling increased

Output 3.3 Migration trend data collected and available to potential migrants, government bodies and other actors

Geographic Location

YPSA will implement the project in 3Upazillas like Cox’s Bazar sadar, Ramu and UkhiaUpazilla of Cox’s Bazar district. Since most of the returning migrants are living in those upazillas and those are very potential to migration so YPSA has selected these threeUpazilla for the project.

Activities:

  • Profiling and selection of 25 returning migrants from Andaman Sea in Cox’s Bazar.
  • Needs assessment for identifying skills training and the interest area of Income Generating Activities
  • Provide skills training to 25 returning migrants.
  • Facilitate to prepare individual reintegration plan
  • Provide reintegration assistance to returning migrants through referral to psycho-social counseling.

Sustainability:

The project will contribute to develop skill of returnee migrants for ensuing job placement, self-employment and start up support by which their livelihood and economic conditions will be increased which will contribute to reintegrate the returnees into their family and community. Through psychosocial counseling and reintegration support to the returnees is a strong means to sustain the project. Through developing and strengthening partnership and networking with different organizations a referral mechanism of delivering services like training, counseling towards returnees will be established by which returnees will get services and will be able to change their life. Replication of the initiatives, as a model by other organization in other districts or cities, is prior factor of the sustainability of the project