We launched a targeted information campaign in Sri Lanka to increase awareness of the dangers of irregular migration and migrant smuggling in vulnerable communities as part of the Global Assistance to Irregular Migrants (GAIM) project.
Community Response Map measures the geographic spread and effectiveness of outreach activities by gauging comprehension of key messages and follow-up surveys on issues related to safe migration. It also captures the experience of migrants who have returned to Sri Lanka and benefited from reintegration assistance through the GAIM project.
learnt passport, visa and work permit are needed to migrate abroad
2 in 5 respondents
were deceived by migration agents
WIllingness to Migrate
7 in 10 respondents
want to migrate
answered travelling to a developed country on a visit visa is not a regular migration for employment purpose
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Sri Lanka has been conducting special information outreach campaigns popularly known as safe migration campaigns (SMC) to curb the irregular migration attempts of Sri Lankans through irregular channels. The campaign informs the benefits of safe and regular migration and the ill effects of irregular migration by targeting students, youth, government officials, community leaders, and communities prone to irregular migration.