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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

Number of jobs created

152 K
Number of people receiving basic social services

188 531
Number of migrants in transit and forcibly displaced people protected or assisted

Number of people participating in conflict prevention and peace building activities

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Regions & countries



News & Stories

AHTCPU is equipped with a forensic lab which focuses on the triage of seized devices to quickly identify victims and evidence© GIZ / Light in Captivity
STORY | 20 September 2022

Kenya: A specialised unit investigates crimes affecting children

In Kenya, the national Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Protection Unit (AHTCPU) rescues approximately 300 children every year from the clutches of human trafficking. These are the fortunate ones; many other children are lured into the country from neighbouring South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda...

In Ethiopia, Best Interest Committee were set up to protect vulnerable children © GIZ/Dennis Onen
STORY | 27 July 2022

Ethiopia: Supporting unaccompanied children in their best interest

Demeku was about to turn 14 when she was repatriated after being trafficked in Qwara Woreda, in the West Gondar Zone of the Amhara Region. She had been raped and left traumatised in a forest where the local police found her. They...

Signing of the New Emergency Safety Net Project_July22©WorldBank
NEWS | 21 July 2022

EU supports more than two million Sudanese people to face nutrition crisis

Brussels, Belgium – 21 July 2022: With rising international food prices caused by the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine and a poor harvest, the Sudanese people are facing deepening food insecurity and humanitarian risks. The EU, alongside its international partners have been working...

EUTF partner, Elman peace centre awarded by King Baudoin Foundation ©Elman Peace
NEWS | 11 July 2022

King Baudouin African Development Prize awarded to a Somali EUTF partner

On 16th June, the King Baudouin African Development Prize (KBF Africa Prize) 2020-2021 was awarded to the Elman Peace and Human Rights Centre, a Somali organisation dedicated to promoting peace, cultivating leadership and empowering the marginalized brackets of society to be...

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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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