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.
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*.
The European Union has adopted a €30 million programme in support of vulnerable communities suffering the effects of prolonged displacement in Yemen.
This brings the total EU development assistance to Yemen in 2018 to €71 million. This longer-term support aims to preserve the social fabric, provide increased livelihood opportunities and enhance food and nutrition security. The overall EU commitment in support to resilience and development in Yemen now stands at €244 million since the start of the conflict in 2015.
In 2017, there were 30.6 million new displacements associated with conflict and disasters across 143 countries and territories. With much of the internal community’s attention focused on cross-border displacement and migration, IDPs are often portrayed as the forgotten majority in the discussion on forced displacement.