Migration and asylum

Migration and asylum

Humanitarian crises are becoming more frequent, severe, complex and protracted. Displacement is occurring on an unprecedented scale. As a result, humanitarian response capacity is stretched while the funding gap is widening. There is increasing recognition that alternative approaches are needed to meet the growing needs of the people heavily hit by crisis and shocks.
Today is World Refugee Day, the EU is committed to protect those who are forced to leave their homes. Read the stories of people who have found support in resettling and leading a normal life.
“In 2018, 70.8 million people were forcibly displaced across the world, fleeing conflicts, human rights violations, persecution, natural disasters and the impacts of climate change - 29.4 million are refugees or asylum seekers. Today, we reaffirm our strong and long-standing commitment to protect the rights of the most vulnerable, those who are forced to flee and therefore leave their homes behind.
Today is World Refugee Day. The EU has a long-standing commitment to protect the rights of the most vulnerable, those who are forced to flee and therefore leave their homes behind. To read more about the EU's commitment see the Joint Statement. Development assistance is a key aspect of this commitment. Here are some examples of how our assistance is helping refugees around the world.
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Commission Implementing Decision of 30.10.2018 on the Annual Action Programme 2018 for the Pan-African Programme to be financed from the general budget of the European Union.
The EU Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa, aims to increase economic and employment opportunities and inclusion for youths and vulnerable groups. 
On 12 December 2018, the ASEAN-EU Dialogue on Safe Labour Migration: 'ASEAN and EU Labour Mobility - Sharing experiences and lessons learnt', took place in conjunction with the Launching Ceremony of the ASEAN Safe Migration Campaign at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta.
On 27 and 28 November 2018, the African Union and the European Union held a Technical Workshop on Sustainable Reintegration of migrants in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with the support of the International Organization for Migration. As part of the work of the AU-EU-UN Taskforce on the Situation of Migrants in Libya, participants exchanged good practices, identified challenges and lessons learned, and looked at what more can be done to achieve sustainable reintegration of migrants returning to their home countries from various regions.
The European Commission has today announced a financial package worth €474 million to support state building and public sector reforms, health, justice, and elections, as well as to address migration and displacement challenges in Afghanistan. Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, made the announcement today at the Geneva Conference on Afghanistan, signing the financing agreements with the Afghan Minister of Finance Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi*.

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