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Assistance after returning

Help with the first steps

The "European Return and Reintegration Network" (ERRIN) makes it easier for returnees to make a new start in their native country. 15 European states have joined forces for this. "Caritas International Belgium" is implementing the programme in Gambia.

ERRIN offers returnees from Europe assistance in various areas. For example: 

  • Legal  questions
  • Medical care
  • Long term accommodation
  • Education and language training
  • Job hunting
  • Business start-ups
Worth knowing returnees from Europe
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Helping returnees to make a fresh start

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) offers support to migrants around the world. In the Gambia, IOM works with the Gambian Government. IOM also works with local organisations.

Have you returned to the Gambia wanting to make a fresh start? Would you like help with this? Then please call on the phone or message IOM on Facebook.


Worth knowing For more information, you can contact the "International Organisation for Migration" (IOM) directly.
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Opportunities for returnees

The Gambia National Youth Council (NYC) coordinates a range of programmes for young people. Since 2017, NYC has also been working with the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) to support men and women who have returned to the Gambia.

It helps people seeking for example:

  • new opportunities
  • a job
  • training.

NYC has youth centres in:

  • Bansang
  • Pakalinding
  • Basse.

NYC’s services are free of charge. You can find more information on NYC’s projects on the website. If you need help, you can call NYC on the phone or send an email.

Worth knowing Bansang, Pakalinding, Basse. free of charge
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