The European Return and Reintegration Network is an initiative of 16 European states that helps to ensure that people on the move can return home in a dignified and humane manner. ERRIN is working with local organisations on the ground in 40 countries, offering comprehensive assistance for returning migrants. Following the initial aid provided right upon arrival, the reintegration support may involve support for housing, medical treatment, vocational training and educational needs, or setting up a business.
In Benin, we work with the French Office for Immigration and Integration (OFII) and the European Reintegration Support Organisations (ERSO) through Caritas.
About the French Office for Immigration and Integration (OFII) — Voluntary returns only
The OFII Regional Office in Mali is responsible for reintegration in Burkina Faso, supported by its local partner, SECAM. OFII is a French public agency. Part of their work is to assist voluntary returnees. OFII has regional offices covering a wide range of countries, these offices – together with their local partners – take care of persons after their return.
About ERSO – OCADES Caritas Burkina
The reintegration assistance on the ground is provided by OCADES Caritas Burkina through Caritas International Belgium (CIB) and the ERSO Network. CIB is a NGO active in reintegration support since 2007. CIB works in close cooperation with partners in Europe, and large parts of Africa, Asia and Latin America. Caritas International is member of ERSO (European Reintegration Support Organisations). ERSO is a network of non-governmental organisations involved in return counselling and reintegration support. The objective of ERSO is to exchange information, collect expertise and develop best practices in the field of return and reintegration.
Considering going back to Burkina Faso supported by ERRIN?
Ask your social worker or counsellor for details. If you have already returned to Burkina Faso, contact one of our local partners.
The French Office for Immigration and Integration
OFII – Mali
|00 223 20 22 50 17; 00 223 20 22 22 32; 00 223 20 22 89 51|
Organisation Catholique pour le Développement et la Solidarité
OCADES Caritas Burkina
Alternative contact details:
|00 226 25 37; 00 34 00 226 70 25 02 20; 00 226 71 23 33 99|