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Through the Department of Migration Management, IOM works on the development of policy guidance for the field; the formulation of global strategies; standard-setting and quality control; and knowledge management relating to “mainstream” migration sectors, including labour and facilitated migration, migration and development, counter-trafficking, assisted voluntary return, migration health, assistance for vulnerable migrants, immigration and border management and overall capacity-building in migration management.

In addition, the Department also manages the IOM Development Fund and is responsible for reviewing, endorsing and managing multiregional and global projects. The Department provides technical supervision of project review and endorsement to experts in the field. It is also responsible for maintaining operational partnerships with relevant governmental, multilateral and private sector industry partners in coordination with the Department of International Cooperation and Partnerships.

IOM in cooperation with the Ministry of Malians Abroad and the Ministry of Labour, Social and Humanitarian Affairs, assists the voluntary return of migrants in situation of distress in host and transit countries. This support includes facilitating departure formalities, transportation, health care and socio-economic reintegration.

In this regard, IOM has facilitated the voluntary return of Malian migrants stranded in Libya because of the crisis in 2011 and more recently the return of Malians affected by the crisis in the Central African Republic.

IOM also facilitates family reunification of refugees who will join their families in a third country and supports the migrants through research retracement information.

In addition, IOM provides assistance to victims of trafficking and migrants in distress identified in the Malian territory.

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