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*

4.7 Bn
EUR pledged

131 682
Number of jobs created

9 395 K
Number of people receiving basic social services

301 830
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

Des bourses de stage pour faciliter l’insertion professionnelle des jeunes du SénégalAICS
NEWS | 30 October 2020

Des bourses de stage pour faciliter l’insertion professionnelle des jeunes du Sénégal

Dans le cadre du programme PLASEPRI/PASPED, l'Agence Italienne pour la Coopération au Développement (AICS), en collaboration avec les Agences Régionales de Développement (ARD) des régions de Dakar, Diourbel, Kaolack, Louga, Saint Louis et Thiès, a ouvert, le 13 octobre 2020, un appel à candidatures pour la sélection de 1.200 jeunes...

NEWS | 22 October 2020

BMM regional CSO network publishes brief on how #COVID19AffectsMigrants and human trafficking in the Horn of Africa

Due to border closures and public hygiene measures, COVID-19 has a deep impact on the population as a whole, and especially on the most vulnerable populations, such as migrants. Due to closed borders, some migrants are stranded and others are looking for other possibilities to leave or enter a...

Since 2016, the Better Migration Management (BMM) programme supports the Kenyan government to establish a national referral system to address the needs of victims of trafficking and vulnerable migrants. Fifaliana Joy Pixabay
NEWS | 15 October 2020

BMM supports estabilishment of Kenya's referral system for victims of trafficking and fosters cross-border cooperation for better protection

‘In Somaliland, I came across young girls who were trafficked and ended up as sex workers. Some of these girls are given away by their parents to brokers who promise them better opportunities for their daughters. But reality is different, they are kept in houses for commercial sexual exploitation...

NEWS | 13 October 2020

Horn of Africa: First Gold Certified Trainers in anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism speak about their experience

The Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML CFT) Gold Certified Trainers programme provides technical trainings for members of Financial Intelligence Units, Law Enforcement Agencies, Prosecutors, Judiciary, Asset Recovery, Intelligence and Regulatory Bodies from the Great Horn of Africa region. After robust evaluation procedures, the programme granted over 50...

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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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