10 projects

The Trust Fund in Libya is building on the strategic lines set out in the Joint Communication 'Managing flows, saving lives' and the Malta Declaration to foster and support a migration management and asylum system in Libya that is consistent with the main international standards and human rights. In this respect, and given the dire situation in which migrants and displaced populations are stranded in Libya, the EUTF for Africa pays particular attention to protection and assistance to migrants and their host communities in the country in order to increase their resilience. It also provides, as essential life-saving measures, voluntary humanitarian repatriation for migrants and humanitarian evacuations for people in need for international protection. Finally, the EUTF for Africa supports the national authorities to foster their capacity to counter migrant smuggling and trafficking in human beings and a more efficient integrated border management.

Check out the factsheet to learn more about the EU support on migration in Libya:application/pdfFactsheet EUTF Libya


Selected results*

84 904
Number of migrants in transit and forcibly displaced people protected or assisted

77 033
Number of people receiving basic social services

15 279
Number of migrants, or potential migrants, reached out by information campaign on migration and risks linked to irregular migration

National projects

Total 10

Cross-window projects

Total 4

News & Stories

| 11 September 2020

Voluntary Humanitarian Return Programme from Libya resumed since a temporary hold began five months ago due to COVID-19

One hundred and eighteen Ghanaian migrants stranded in Libya due to COVID-19 restrictions boarded a flight home end of August, IOM's first Voluntary Humanitarian Return Programme movement since a temporary hold began five months ago.  
All were medically screened by IOM prior to departure and received personal protective...

| 08 August 2020

The EUTF mobilizes €20 million for COVID-19 response in Libya

The European Union has mobilized €20 million (LYD 33 million) to assist Libya in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will contribute to improve national detection and surveillance mechanisms in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus, boost preventive measures and support Libya’s national health system. This EU...

| 30 June 2020

World Refugee Day in Libya: EUTF continues to provide essential protection and medical assistance to refugees

In a small compound of buildings on a quiet road in Misrata, there’s a flurry of excitement and activity as asylum seekers and refugees celebrate World Refugee Day by holding art workshops activities. It’s a welcome diversion for residents here, helping to take their minds off anxieties about their future...

IMC Libya
| 19 June 2020

The EUTF funds a new health project through International Medical Corps in Libya in light of the COVID-19 emergency

Within the framework of the EUTF for Africa, the EU provides €1 million to International Medical Corps (IMC) in Libya for a new program which aims to support the country’s health system by providing health services to vulnerable populations most affected by conflict and the challenging situation created by the...