Adoption date 13/11/2019

Enhancing protection, lifesaving assistance and sustainable solutions for evacuees from Libya through the Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM) in Rwanda

This project will support the activities of UNHCR in providing protection and emergency assistance as well as durable solutions to refugees and asylum-seekers in Libya through emergency evacuation to Rwanda. It aims to provide a multi-sectoral response for refugees and asylum seekers at risk in urban areas and those being held in Libyan detention centres. UNHCR expects to provide transit support to approximately 1,500 persons over 16 months from September 2019 through December 2020.

To increase support to the ETM in Rwanda, in June 2020 a top-up of €2.5 million was approved.

Main objectives

The specific objectives of the project are:

1. Provision of emergency protection and life-saving assistance for persons of concern evacuated from Libya with critical needs through the establishment of an Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM);
2. Direct multi-sectoral assistance and protection to refugees and host communities is improved;
3. Provision of alternatives to irregular migration for persons in need of international protection through voluntary return, long term stay in Rwanda and resettlement.

EUTF contribution

  • EUR 12 800 000


  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees:
    EUR 10 917 777


  • Rwanda


This action in numbers

2.7 Number of people reached by sensitisation campaigns on resilience-building practices and basic rights
2.9 Number of people having improved access to basic social benefits (services and transfers)
1.1 Number of direct jobs created or supported through EUTF-funded projects
1.3 Number of people assisted to develop income generating activities (IGAs)
1.4 Number of people benefitting from professional trainings (TVET) and/or skills development
2.1 bis Number of social infrastructures built and/or rehabilitated
2.2 Number of basic social services delivered
2.3 Number of people receiving nutrition assistance
3.2 Number of migrants in transit, refugees/asylum seekers and IDPs protected and/or assisted
3.7 Number of individuals trained on migration management and protection
3.8 Number of persons of concern benefitting from evacuation and resettlement assistance or other durable solutions for evacuees