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 detailed in our 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*

3.3 Bn
EUR pledged

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Number of jobs created

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Number of people receiving basic social services

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

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Number of people participating in conflict prevention and peace building activities

News & Stories

A la rencontre du groupement YANFOUOMA des femmes étuveuses de riz de OLARO
NEWS | 14 June 2018

A la rencontre du groupement YANFOUOMA des femmes étuveuses de riz de Olaro, au Burkina Faso

A Olaro, à une quinzaine de kilomètres de Diapaga dans la province de la Tapoa, c’est avec plein d’enthousiasme que Djouopoa COMBARI, présidente, Lamoudi COMBARI, trésorière, SONDE Dana, trésorière adjointe, Tialpoa COMBARI, commissaire au compte, Taladi COULIDIATI, chargée à l’information, Mimboaba YONLI, membre  et Layiani MORBIGA, membre du groupement d’étuveuses...
Renforcer la compétitivité des entreprises sénégalaises pour créer des emplois et lutter contre la migration irrégulière
NEWS | 14 June 2018

Renforcer la compétitivité des entreprises sénégalaises pour créer des emplois et lutter contre la migration irrégulière

Renforcer la compétitivité des entreprises pour créer plus d’emploi, c’est un objectif du projet « Développer l’emploi au Sénégal – Tekki fii », financé par l'Union européenne par le biais du Fonds Fiduciaire d’Urgence de l’Union européenne pour l’Afrique. Des centaines d’entreprises comme AGROVAL, une exploitation agricole de 120 hectares située...

NEWS | 14 June 2018

Increasing understanding of women’s involvement in violent extremism in Kenya

Women’s role in violent extremism, the impact on their lives and the coping mechanisms they use when they become widows is often misunderstood. Those were some of the findings that came out of a compendium of research studies that was commissioned as part of the Conflict Prevention, Peace and...

Women on the move: stories of resilience and reintegration
NEWS | 13 June 2018

Women on the move: stories of resilience and reintegration

The European Development Days 2018 have offered the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa the opportunity to present the work carried out jointly with the UN International Organisation for Migration and the International Trade Centre to achieve greater efficiency for the people in despair risking their lives in irregular migration...

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