The EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa

The EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa

The European Union is adopting today three new programmes worth over €150 million under the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, directly following up on the commitments made by the Joint African Union – European Union – United Nations Task Force to address the migrant situation in Libya. The new programmes complement ongoing efforts of the European Union to protect migrants and provide them with sustainable reintegration options in Libya, along the Central Mediterranean Route and in Ethiopia.
Ayale Ejigu, a 50-year-old farmer living in a small village in Dehana, Amhara region in Ethiopia
The overall objective of the programme is to address the root causes of displacement and irregular migration through the creation of economic opportunities and the strengthening of the resilience capacity of the most vulnerable communities. The specific objective is strengthening economic opportunities and resilience of the most vulnerable communities to human-induced and natural disaster crises, through measures that will increase livelihoods and employment, and better access to basic services.
At this occasion, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica said: "The European Union stands by refugees and local populations in the Horn of Africa. With today's new actions worth €174.4 million, we are stepping up our support – to protect vulnerable migrants, to create economic opportunities on the ground and to foster stability in the region."
The EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa supports all aspects of stability and contributes to address destabilisation, forced displacement and irregular migration, in particular by promoting resilience, economic and equal opportunities, security and development and an orderly, safe and responsible migration and mobility of people.
The overall objective of this programme is to contribute to the strengthening of migrant protection and sustainable reintegration systems in North Africa. This programme will be implemented by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).
Building on the priorities set by the European Commission in the joint Communication "Migration on the Central Mediterranean Route: Managing flows, saving lives" released on 25 January 2017, this programme aims to contribute to reducing enablers of – and mitigating vulnerabilities arising from – irregular migration in Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia by focusing on the dismantling of organised criminal groups involved in migrant smuggling and human trafficking. 
The overall objective of this programme is to enhance the response to migration challenges in Egypt. The programme will be articulated through seven different projects.
The main objective of this project is to contribute to reducing poverty and consequently to the settlement of populations and reduction of irregular migrations (especially to Europe). The project aims to:

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