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.
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:
With the goal of reducing conflicts and mitigating their impact, the EUTF-funded RASMI project works to enhance social capital and cohesion, strengthen peace structures, and ensure conflict sensitivity in efforts by private sector players. RASMI’s geographical reach extends from Mandera East, Rhamu and Banisa in Mandera County, Kenya, to Belet-Hawa,...
In November 2017, UNHCR established an Emergency Evacuation Transit Mechanism (ETM) for the evacuation of vulnerable refugees and asylum-seekers from detention in Libya to Niger.
The programme was established in order to facilitate the processing of refugees and asylum-seekers trapped in detention and to ensure access to protection and to...
Human trafficking is an estimated 150 billion US-Dollar industry and one of the fastest-growing transnational criminal activities of the 21st century according to the International Labour Organization. Large trafficking rings operate nationally, regionally and globally in this business. This is also the case in Uganda which is a country of...
Today, the 30/07, is the World Day against Trafficking in Persons. To celebrate it, the EU-IOM Joint Initative releases video interviews produced with victims of trafficking sensitizing against the risks of irregular migration.
The witness of a victim of the Nigerian smuggling networks:
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.