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

173 160
Number of jobs created

5 586 K
Number of people receiving basic social services

167 915
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 | 30 November 2018

Italy, EU, UNDP and UNICEF partner with Presidential Council in €50 million programme to support basic services in 24 Libyan Municipalities

Tripoli, 29 November 2018 – Italy, the European Union, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) joined representatives of the Presidential Council (PC) and the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli for the first meeting of the Steering Committee of the programme “Recovery,...

Lancement du projet INTEGRA en Guinée
NEWS | 20 November 2018

Lancement du projet INTEGRA en Guinée

La République de Guinée et l’Union Européenne ont célébré aujourd’hui le lancement du Programme d’appui à l’intégration socio-économique des jeunes (INTEGRA) à Conakry. Le lancement a été présidé par SEM le Premier Ministre de la République de Guinée, Dr Ibrahima Kassory FOFANA, accompagné de nombreux ministres et plus particulièrement ceux...

| 20 November 2018

New results: EUTF in the Horn of Africa helps millions receive basic services, provides assistance and protection to 45,000 migrants in the region

Over 2 million basic services have been delivered, including education, water, sanitation and health services thanks to the projects implemented by the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF) in the Horn of Africa region. Further to this, more than 45,000 migrants, refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) have...

Support to water infrastructures in the G5 Sahel area take an important part in the 7th Operational Committee of the EUTF
| 20 November 2018

Five new programmes adopted for the Sahel and Lake Chad region during the 7th Operational Committee

The European Commission has adopted five new programmes worth over €141 million under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa.

Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica said: "Our new EU programmes, worth €141 million, are particularly focusing on important opportunities for young people. They will furthermore support our...

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