Dashboard: Orientation and Assistance Center for Migrants (COAM) Obock | Djibouti Report # 35: 1 – April 30, 2021

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) operates a Migrant Orientation and Assistance Center (COAM) in the Obock region of Djibouti to help people who wish to return to their countries of origin after having emigrated or attempted to emigrate to the countries of the Arabian Peninsula.

Through the COAM established in 2011 in Obock, IOM offers a range of services tailored to the needs of migrants in distress along the migratory corridor. A team of staff has been formed to meet the food, water, shelter, non-food items and medical and psycho-social assistance needs of vulnerable migrants. Through its Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Program (AVRR), IOM also offers the possibility of an orderly return in conditions respectful of human dignity to migrants wishing to return voluntarily to their country of origin. Since the borders reopened in July 2020, IOM has resumed its voluntary return program for the most vulnerable migrants. Following the closure of the informal Massagara site in Obock in October 2020,

Source: International Organization for Migration

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