A Dutch journalist has partnered with a Nigerian investigative journalist & an Italian reporter to examine the local effects in Nigeria of the European Union’s anti-migration aid projects:

In western media, the overwhelming majority of migration reporting is from the perspective of arrival – not departure. A year and a half ago, I decided to flip the script and see how assumptions about migration hold up when you look at them from the places people leave.

I want to follow the money trails that are flowing into Nigeria from European development and security budgets with the aim of cutting migration. I want to know where the money is coming from, where it’s going, what Europe is trying to achieve, and what the results are in practice.

The article contains an appeal — for on- or off-record conversations — with those involved in the development, implementation, & assessment of these projects.

Tracking the European Union’s migration millions | The Correspondent