Our mission

The European Union Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa (EUTF for Africa) aims to foster stability and to contribute to better migration management, including by addressing the root causes of destabilisation, forced displacement and irregular migration.

We implement activities across three regions of Africa – the Sahel and Lake Chad, the Horn of Africa and North Africa.

We work with twenty six partner countries, which are facing growing challenges in terms of demographic pressure, extreme poverty, weak social and economic infrastructure, internal tensions and institutional weaknesses, insufficient resilience to food crises and environmental stress.

The consequences of such complex challenges are hugely varied and interconnected. Among others, they include open conflict, forced displacement, irregular migration, criminal activities and lawlessness, smuggling of migrants and trafficking in human beings, radicalisation and violent extremism.

As mentioned in the factsheet, we focus on:

  • Economic development programmes addressing skills gaps, and improving employability through vocational training, and supporting job creation and self -employment opportunities with a focus on strengthening micro, small and medium size enterprises (MSMEs)
  • Strengthening resilience for improved food and nutrition security, in particular for the most vulnerable, as well as refugees and IDPs
  • Improving migration governance and management, including addressing the drivers of irregular migration, effective return, readmission and reintegration, international protection and asylum, legal migration and mobility, and enhancing synergies between migration and development​
  • Supporting improvements in overall governance, in particular by promoting conflict prevention, addressing human rights abuses and enforcing the rule of law


Selected targets*

4.1 Bn
EUR pledged

238 108
Number of jobs created

3 616 K
Number of people receiving basic social services

166 722
Number of migrants in transit and forcibly displaced people protected or assisted

163 249
Number of people participating in conflict prevention and peace building activities

News & Stories

NEWS | 21 September 2018

Isatou, a young woman making waves in restaurant business

In The Gambia, it is said that a woman’s place is in the kitchen. Considering how long that notion has been around, you would think that The Gambia’s restaurant industry’s playing field would be more leveled. However, it is dominated by men but 21-year old Isatou Jobe is trying her...

Lancement de Promopêche
NEWS | 21 September 2018

La pêche artisanale en Mauritanie : un secteur porteur qui pourrait permettre de créer 8000 emplois

Le Programme Promo Pêche, avec un budget de plus de 27 millions d’euros provenant dans sa majeure partie du Fonds fiduciaire d’urgence de l'Union européenne pour l’Afrique et d'une contribution de l’Allemagne, veut renforcer le secteur de la pêche artisanale et sa contribution à la création d’emplois décents pour les...

Cash for Work
NEWS | 20 September 2018

"Les travaux communautaires me permettent de m’intégrer davantage dans ma communauté et de mieux prendre en charge ma famille"

Le Projet multisectoriel intégré de résilience des ménages pauvres et très pauvres face à l’insécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle dans les provinces septentrionales de la Boucle du Mouhoun (PROMIRIAN) est mis en œuvre par un consortium d’ONG dont Save the Children. Il s’inscrit dans le cadre des actions financées par l’Union...

EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration: new web portal goes live
NEWS | 18 September 2018

EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration: new web portal goes live

“For now, I am happy here doing the work I’m doing. I feel at home. What they did for me, I want to do for others.” 

Hadiza is a former victim of human trafficking. She is one of the many Nigerian women and girls who embark on the perilous...

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