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

59 751
Number of jobs created

4 584 K
Number of people receiving basic social services

147 629
Number of migrants in transit and forcibly displaced people protected or assisted

901 031
Number of people participating in conflict prevention and peace building activities

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Regions & countries



News & Stories

IOM Supports Returnees and Migrant Quarantine Centre with Protective Equipment and Psychosocial Support Training in GhanaIOM
NEWS | 03 July 2020

IOM Supports Returnees and Migrant Quarantine Centre with Protective Equipment and Psychosocial Support Training in Ghana

Accra - In Ghana, as part of the national COVID-19 response, the Government has stepped up its efforts to evacuate hundreds of Ghanaians stranded in various countries across the globe including West Africa. To allow for safe returns amid the pandemic, the government decreed a 14-day mandatory quarantine in facilities...

In West Africa the WAPIS programme worlks rentlessly to counter transational organised crimeINTERPOL
NEWS | 01 July 2020

In West Africa the WAPIS programme works to counter transational organised crime

WAPIS is a multiannual Programme (2012-2022) financed by the European Union and aimed at improving the capacity of West African law enforcement agencies to combat transnational organised crime and terrorism by facilitating the sharing of information. It is being rolled out by INTERPOL and, since the start of phase 3...

SEEK is engaging cooperatives and associations and has already procured their whole stock of soapPACT
NEWS | 29 June 2020

Keeping it local: How the SEEK project (Ethiopia) has helped boost the local economy and contributed to peace in cross-border areas during COVID-19

The SELAM EKISIL (SEEK) project implemented by Pact and Peace and Development Centre (PDC) among other local NGOs, has contributed to peace and stability during the current crises by quickly recognizing the negative economic impact of COVID-19. 

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Ethiopian...

EU mobilises almost €100 million to support the most vulnerable in the Horn of AfricaEU
NEWS | 26 June 2020

Emergency Trust Fund for Africa: close to €100 million worth of new programmes announced today for the Horn of Africa

The European Union is mobilising €97.2 million of additional funding for programmes in the Horn of Africa to support the creation of job opportunities, public finance management, and access to education for vulnerable groups, in particular refugees and displaced persons, under the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa...

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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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