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


, 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

167 760
Number of jobs created

5 450 K
Number of people receiving basic social services

103 183
Number of migrants in transit and forcibly displaced people protected or assisted

163 141
Number of people participating in conflict prevention and peace building activities

News & Stories

NEWS | 21 February 2019

Horn of Africa: Better Migration Management (BMM) creates platform to better link victims of trafficking to different support services

Few organisations have the capacity to provide all the services that a victim of trafficking may need, such as shelter, emergency medical care, legal assistance, short term financial assistance, family tracing, skills training, and psychosocial support. In order to close this gap, the Better Migration Management (BMM) Programme is funding the first...

NEWS | 20 February 2019

How can economic opportunities for the youth contribute to conflict prevention? Read our latest case study on our project in Kenya

How can economic opportunities for the youth contribute to conflict prevention? The innovative approach adopted by the EUTF-funded programme 'Conflict Prevention, Peace and Economic Opportunities for the Youth' in Kenya suggests that an answer may lie in addressing various conflict drivers simultaneously. The MLS case study investigates how three organisations...

Discours de la Présidente du Parlement des enfants lors de la première commémoration de la Journée Africaine de l'Etat civil
NEWS | 13 February 2019

Première Commémoration de la Journée Africaine de l’Etat civil au Mali

A chaque moment charnière de la vie, la naissance, le mariage mais également le décès, sont attachés des droits pour les individus concernés ou leurs proches. Toutefois, seul l’enregistrement officiel de ces faits auprès de l’appareil administratif permet d’y accéder. Sans acte de naissance, un enfant ne peut suivre une...

Maurice et Therez
NEWS | 12 February 2019

Maurice et Therez, de retour d'Algérie, racontent leur parcours

De retour d'Algérie, Maurice témoigne. Il raconte son histoire, son parcours, et revient sur le soutien reçu de l'Initiative UE-OIM.

« Après avoir obtenu mon diplôme, j'ai vu mes amis revenir d'Europe et acheter toutes sortes de choses, alors j'ai pensé que je pourrais réussir aussi. Cependant, je n'ai jamais...

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