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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

Ethiopia is a source and  transit hub for migrants traveling to the Gulf region, South Africa and Europe, in search of better livelihoods, escape from persecution or both©pixabay
STORY | 21 April 2022

Assistance for victims of trafficking in Ethiopia: concrete results 3 years after the signature of the MoU

‘Improved coordination between public agencies and service providers is crucial for the protection of trafficked persons and vulnerable migrants in Amhara Regional State,’ explains Getasew Mengie, Director of the Human Power Research and Employment Service Directorate at the Amhara Bureau of Labour and Skills...

With support from the EUTF funded RISE project, Julius Kenyi and Samuel Roba were trained in Carpentry and Joinery at Bellameling Vocational Institute ©Tumuhairwe Diana Sharone/GIZ
STORY | 08 April 2022

In Uganda, TVET paves the way towards decent jobs

Savior Anyovu, 22 years old, was a porter at local construction sites. It was not his desire. Saviour dropped out of school in senior one due to financial hardships. He found work as a porter in Obongi town. The pay was never guaranteed or standardized. But...

COPTIP coordinates all measures mandated in the National Action Plan which has been launched in July 2020©IOM
NEWS | 25 March 2022

Uganda: Awareness-raising campaigns to counter human trafficking

‘Ugandans are increasingly trafficked for commercial sex or labour exploitation in countries such as Kenya, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates,’ the U.S. Department of State’s Trafficking in Persons 2021 Report has revealed. Among these victims are...

Offrir aux jeunes Djiboutiens des débouchés dans les secteurs des transports, de la logistique et des métiers portuaires © Houssein ISMAN HERSI/Union européenne
STORY | 11 March 2022

Former les jeunes Djiboutiens à des métiers porteurs

Le taux de chômage à Djibouti atteint presque les 50 %. Il est encore plus important chez les plus jeunes : 70% des chômeurs ont moins de 30 ans.


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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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