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

237 805
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

Mères et épouses des acteurs de la migration, des actrices majeures du changement au Niger
NEWS | 19 November 2018

Mères et épouses des acteurs de la migration, soutiens indispensables du changement au Niger

Hadja Zara Mahamadou a connu de près la première rébellion touareg, dans les années 1990. Elle a été administratrice déléguée de la ville d’Agadez au début des années 2000. A la même époque, elle s’est engagée résolument dans la consolidation de la paix à travers la Coalition des femmes africaines...

Young entrepreneur Baboucarr Jaiteh expands his poultry business with support from the ITC Youth Empowerment Project in The Gambia
NEWS | 19 November 2018

From the backway, back home: Making it in The Gambia

Meet Baboucarr Jaiteh, who after facing imprisonment and enslavement on his journey to find a better future, makes it back to The Gambia to start a successful poultry business.

The eighth of January 2016 – that’s the day Baboucarr Jaiteh left his home in The Gambia in search of...

300 jeunes Mauritaniens, garçons et filles, formés aux métiers de la pêche artisanale
NEWS | 19 November 2018

300 jeunes Mauritaniens, garçons et filles, formés aux métiers de la pêche artisanale

Suite à son lancement en mai 2018, le programme Promo Pêche, financé par l'Union européenne au travers du Fonds fiduciaire de l'Union Européenne pour l'Afrique, a démarré depuis trois mois une formation pilote de 300 jeunes Mauritaniens, garçons et filles.

Six filières ont été ouvertes dans quatre sites relevant du...

Quelques équipements et personnels de la compagnie GARSI Mauritanie
NEWS | 16 November 2018

Les unités GARSI à l'honneur pour le jour de l'Indépendance en Mauritanie

Financé par l’Union Européenne, dans le cadre du Fonds Fiduciaire d’urgence pour l’Afrique (FFU), le Groupe d’Action Rapide Surveillance et Intervention (GAR-SI) – Mauritanie est une unité de 130 hommes (niveau compagnie) articulée en 3 sections et un groupe de commandement et d’appui. Sa mission est de contribuer à la...

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