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  

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, 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

169 479
Number of jobs created

6 292 K
Number of people receiving basic social services

157 872
Number of migrants in transit and forcibly displaced people protected or assisted

135 052
Number of people participating in conflict prevention and peace building activities

News & Stories

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NEWS | 20 June 2018

World Refugee Day belongs to the most vulnerable – the EU stands with them

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La voix des jeunes du Sahel - Dialogue entre jeunes et institutions
NEWS | 18 June 2018

La voix des jeunes du Sahel - Dialogue entre jeunes et institutions

C’est en matière d’action sociale que l’engagement citoyen des jeunes dans les pays du G5 Sahel est le plus dynamique : lutte contre le mariage précoce des jeunes filles, protection de l’environnement, soutien aux victimes des conflits ou encore réinsertion des jeunes exclus. Au Mali, ce sont les associations de jeunesse...

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...

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