Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast


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 Ivory Coast, we work with the French Office for Immigration and Integration (OFII) and the European Reintegration Support Organisations (ERSO) through Caritas.

About the the French Office for Immigration and Integration (OFII) — Voluntary return only

The OFII Regional Office in Mali is responsible for reintegration in Ivory Coast, supported by its local partner, CIED. 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 – Caritas Côte d’Ivoire

The reintegration assistance on the ground is provided by Caritas Côte d’Ivoire 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 Ivory Coast supported by ERRIN?

Ask your social worker or counsellor for details. If you have already returned to Ivory Coast, contact one of our local partners.


The French Office for Immigration and Integration (OFII) – Mali


Landline: 00 223 20 22 50 17 / Whatsapp: 00 223 70 19 70 70
mali@ofii.fr ;

Caritas Côte d’Ivoire
Cocody II Plateaux Angré 7e Tranche
Rue L135 près de la Paroisse
St Ambroise Ma Vigne
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Alternative contact details:
Caritas International
Phone: +32 2 229 36 46
Email: errinregafrica@caritasint.be
Website: caritasinternational.be

00 225 89 54 93 14
kouaclement@yahoo.fr ;

You have a year after your arrival to benefit from the programme. What you might ask for:

When you arrive
Airport pick-up or reception at place of arrival
In-country onward travel assistance
Other basic essentials
Referrals for urgent medical care
Temporary accommodation (max 10 days)
Reintegration assistance
Bespoke assistance for vulnerable people
Business start-up assistance
Job placement assistance
Longer-term housing support
Schooling and language training
Social, legal and medical support
Technical and vocational training