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

237 808
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

163 049
Number of people participating in conflict prevention and peace building activities

News & Stories

NEWS | 08 November 2018

Six young Libyan entrepreneurs receive grants to develop their business ideas

Tunis, 8/11/2018 - The European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Tatweer Research, today jointly announced a 400,000 LYD grant to support six Libyan startups two of them run by women.

The grants are part of the Impact Fund programme, an initiative led by Tatweer...

NEWS | 06 November 2018

Susan joined the Kalobeyei traders programme that is building business skills and creating new opportunities for communities hosting refugees in Kenya

Susan Amekwi has just completed distributing highly nutritious flour to refugee families in Village 2 of Kalobeyei settlement in northern Kenya. She is a trader, one of 17 Kenyan host community traders contracted by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Kalobeyei, with the support of the EU Trust...

NEWS | 06 November 2018

"I learned that I can work hard in my own country and be successful" - after four years in Libya, Shukrya is now rebuilding her life back home in Ethiopia

 “One of my main goals when I decided to migrate was the opportunity to change my life and that of my family,” twenty-seven-year-old Shukrya says. “However, once you leave your country, things are not as you imagined them to be. And, in my case, nothing turned out as planned.”

Upon...

NEWS | 05 November 2018

East and Horn of Africa boarder agencies boost cooperation: joint patrols, more border crossing points and exchange of best practices

The East and Horn of Africa borders are some of the busiest in the world, as they cut across key migration routes to Europe and the Gulf countries. With different national priorities, cooperation is not always easy. Last week, border authorities from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda...

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