Niger shares a border of nearly 5,700 km with its neighbors Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Libya, Mali and Nigeria – many of which are facing protracted internal conflicts. In addition, there is a high volume of incoming and outgoing migrants between Niger and its neighbors, all of which have highlighted an urgent need to assist authorities in their mission to facilitate orderly migration while maintaining secure borders.

The Immigration and Border Governance (IBG) Unit of IOM Niger works closely with the Government of Niger and the international community to improve measures related to effective border management. Over the years, this fruitful collaboration has led to the construction and equipment of border posts and relevant government infrastructure; the undertaking of in-depth studies regarding migration patterns; the facilitation of cross-border cooperation between regional governments, and the formalization and harmonization of a coherent migration policy.