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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) was created to address the root causes of instability, forced displacement and irregular migration and to contribute to better migration management.

Programmes under the EU Trust Fund for Africa are implemented in twenty six partner countries across three regions of Africa: the Sahel and Lake Chad, the Horn of Africa and North Africa.

These countries face growing challenges ranging from demographic pressure, extreme poverty, weak social and economic infrastructure, internal tensions and institutional weaknesses to insufficient resilience to food crises and environmental stress.

Activities focus on  four strategic objectives:

•    Greater economic and employment opportunities
•    Strengthening resilience of communities
•    Improved migration management
•    Improved governance and conflict prevention


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Selected results*

5 Bn
EUR pledged

131 936
Number of jobs created

9 472 K
Number of people receiving basic social services

295 998
Number of migrants in transit and forcibly displaced people protected or assisted

1 854 596
Number of people participating in conflict prevention and peace building activities

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Regions & countries



News & Stories

Every year, tens of thousands of migrants and refugees including many children in need of protection travel to and through the Somaliland for economic and safety-related reasons©IOM
NEWS | 20 September 2021

Somalia: protecting children on the move

Approximately 450,000 children are on the move in Somaliland each year. ‘These children face a number of risks, from child marriage, rape and sex-trafficking to mental health problems and even death’, says Lawrence Oduma, UNICEF Project Manager responsible for the Children on the Move...

Launching Ceremony of the Sudanese Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking, in presence of the EU Ambassador Robert Van den Dool and the Sudanese Minister of Justice, Nasredeen Abdulbari© GIZ/Mazin Al-Raheed
NEWS | 30 August 2021

Sudan launched its National Action Plan to counter and prevent human trafficking

Over the past decade, thousands of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers have been transiting to and through Sudan which is currently hosting some 1,3 million migrants. Most of them rely on smugglers for the transport into, through and out of Sudan, and therefore risk falling...

A child proudly shows her recommendations© Save the Children International
NEWS | 18 August 2021

In Sudan, children advocate for their rights

At the occasion of the Day of the African Child on June 16, the first Roaming Child Rights Forum was organised in Sudan. For two days, a roaming vehicle-turned-studio roved around the capital Khartoum with Save the Children’s Rights Ambassadors, Dema and Minna. The girls stopped by the offices of...

The EU-IOM Joint Initiative supported over 4,300 voluntary returns and assisted more than 11,700 returning migrants across the Horn of Africa. ©IOM
NEWS | 02 August 2021

Emergency Trust Fund for Africa provides a further €107 million to eight Horn of Africa programmes

The Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF) approved in July eight financial top-ups to ongoing programmes which the Fund finances in the Horn of Africa. Together they will: support the transitional process towards democracy in Sudan; mitigate the impact of the unfolding famine...

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The quarterly reports are available

To measure the collective achievements of its programs, the EUTF for Africa has developed an innovative and reactive Monitoring system which provides results for ongoing programmes and measures progress at regional level.

Through a set of 41 indicators, the reports measure precisely the progress achieved against the EUTF strategic objectives and regional priorities, by country and thematic. It therefore allows stakeholders to learn collectively from its results.

The MLS complements the monitoring frameworks for each projects as well as the regular tools used by the European Commission such as Results-Oriented missions (ROM). Ultimately, it enhances the transparency, flexibility and speed of EUTF activities.


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