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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

9 467 K
Number of people receiving basic social services

343 368
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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News & Stories

Jennifer Dudu at her fish stall in Ofua 3 market, Rhino camp ©Tumuhairwe Diana Sharone/GIZ
NEWS | 23 June 2021

Keeping refugees hope alive thanks to saving groups

In Uganda, the “Response to Increased Demand on Government Services and Creation of Economic Opportunities (RISE)” project supports farmer groups through the Village Saving and Loans Associations (VSLA) approach to enable greater resilience and self-reliance among both refugee and host communities.


Saleban Omar Oudin (center), the President of the Djiboutian Human Rights Commission (CNDH) signs the agreement about the cooperation with the coast guards in the field of migration©CNDH
NEWS | 11 June 2021

Djibouti: Row of agreements strengthens cooperation on protecting human rights in the area of migration

The Djiboutian Commission Nationale des Droits de l’Homme (CNDH) signed several Memoranda of Understanding on cooperation in the field of human rights with the national police, the coastguard and three local civil society organisations (CSOs). This indicates an important step to strengthen human rights in Djibouti...

Apollo Masete immigration official from Uganda
STORY | 27 April 2021

Better Migration Management increases the number of new experts on migration in the IGAD region

‘I have changed my mind,’ said Apollo Masete (photo), when reflecting on his perceptions and attitudes around migration and on what he had learned during his year-long postgraduate diploma course on migration at the Kenya Institute of Migration Studies (KIMS) in Nairobi. ‘I wasn’t aware...

| 23 April 2021

The EU-IOM COVID-19 programme for North Africa has been launched

The European Union (EU) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) launched on Tuesday 20 April a EUR 7.55 million programme for ‘Regional Response to COVID-19 in North African Countries’ to respond to the emergency needs of COVID-19 affected population and prepare individuals and communities for longer term-recovery.

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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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