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13 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 following factsheet to learn more about the EU support on migration in Libya: application/pdf the EUTF Libya factsheet

Check out the following factsheet to learn more about the EUTF's response to COVID-19 in Libya: application/pdf The EUTF Libya COVID-19 factsheet

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

79 647
Number of people receiving basic social services

30 076
Number of migrants, or potential migrants, reached out by information campaign on migration and risks linked to irregular migration

National projects

Total 13

Regional projects

Total 6

Cross-window projects

Total 4

News & Stories

REG-REG-04_EU-IOM_GH_Faustina success storyIOM
STORY | 29 September 2021

EUTF Success stories: Faustina

Faustina decided to leave Ghana for Libya to look for greener pastures. When she got there, it was not what she had expected. “Work wasn’t easy there. Walking from home to the workplace, you might be arrested,” she recounts. Nonetheless, she stayed for four years. Eventually, as things did...

EU-IOM JI SEED Project PlaygroundIOM Ghana 2021/Francis Kokoroko
NEWS | 12 August 2021

Playground – Empowering young people in Ghana to build their dreams

On 2 July 2021, in Jamestown, Accra, the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Delegation of the European Union to Ghana, the Sports for Education and Economic Development (SEED) Project and DUNK...

EU-IOM Initiative: Histoire ZouberouIOM
STORY | 14 June 2021

Son rêve devenu cauchemar en Libye, Zouberou reconstruit au Cameroun et se relance dans la couture

Zouberou a 34 ans et il est parti du Cameroun en 2014 en laissant sa femme et ses deux filles en quête d’une vie meilleure. En 2019, après une expérience traumatisante en Libye, où il a été emprisonné pendant 18 mois, il décide de revenir au pays. Il sera...

| 10 May 2021

EUTF improves food security for migrants affected by COVID-19 in Libya

The European Union (EU), International Organization for Migration (IOM) and World Food Programme (WFP) have partnered together under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa to help improve food security for migrants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Libya.

Mobile teams started the distribution of ready-to-eat kits to vulnerable migrants...