Adam Smith International


7 projects

In the Sahel and Lake Chad region, Nigeria is the first country of origin of irregular migration towards Europe. The country is currently faced with an important crisis in the North East States, prompting the displacement of about 2,2 million people.

Considering the fragile socioeconomic and food context in the country, the actions of the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa mainly locate in the States of Yobe, Gombe, Borno and Adamawa and focus on promoting an approach linking relief, rehabilitation and development (LRRD). This entails improving the access to basic services and enhancing livelihood and developing self-reliance opportunities for displaced people and host communities affected by the humanitarian situation.

In partnership with IOM, the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa also aims at strengthening the capacities of the national and local authorities regarding migration management, at assisting voluntary return of migrants on the migration route and at promoting awareness raising activities on the risks of irregular migration. A migrant resource centre as a local referral mechanism will be established in Edo State (Benin City).

The actions of the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa supplements the other cooperation instruments of the European Union at stake in Nigeria. 



Selected results*

480 600
Number of people receiving basic social services

36 451
Number of people participating in conflict prevention and peace building activities

National projects

Total 7

Regional projects

Total 7

Cross-window projects

Total 4

News & Stories

RESILAC Témoignage AichaACF
STORY | 08 July 2021

L’aide psychosociale vue à travers les yeux d’Aïcha, survivante du conflit au Nigeria

Aïcha¹ a fui les conflits qui frappent la région de Maiduguri au Nigeria. Elle a trouvé refuge au Niger. Elle raconte son vécu et son combat pour surmonter les traumatismes.

« Ma vie entière était bouleversée. Je me sentais coupée de la réalité. Au moindre bruit, je sursautais. Toutes...

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...

RESILAC: Promoting dialogue to restore the landACF
NEWS | 03 May 2021

RESILAC: Promoting dialogue to restore the land

Agricultural land degradation, which has intensified in Niger in recent years, presents real challenges, both climatic and social. In response, the RESILAC project proposes a number of solutions targeted at the population.

 "Before carrying out an activity, the team always asks us if it is in line with...

EU-IOM Joint Initiative: Mobilisation diaspora mauritanienneIOM
NEWS | 03 May 2021

EU-IOM Joint Initiative Supports “Strategic Diaspora Mobilization” during COVID-19 Outbreak in Mauritania

IOM, through the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration, launched the initiative “Strategic Diaspora Mobilization”, a new programme mobilizing Mauritania’s overseas medical talent that is crucial in the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Consultation sessions with Mauritanian nationals living in France, Germany and Spain, as well as   a...