Sahel & Lake Chad

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The Sahel and Lake Chad region of the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa comprises of twelve countries: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Ivory Coast, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, along with neighbouring countries. These countries all have a considerable number of challenges that can be addressed by the EUTF, complementing other EU instruments.

In the Sahel and Lake Chad region, challenges linked to extreme poverty, lack of stability, economic fragility and low resilience remain acute. This is exacerbated by climate change in a region where more than 80% of the population relies essentially on agriculture and pastoral activities. Irregular migration and related crimes such as trafficking in human beings and smuggling of migrants, corruption, illicit trafficking and transnational organised crime are thriving particularly where there is an insufficient presence of governmental authority and public administration. These security challenges have been increasingly linked to terrorist groups and illicit trafficking of all kinds.

The region also faces growing challenges related to demographic pressure, institutional weaknesses and governance, weak social and economic infrastructures, environmental stress and insufficient resilience to food and nutrition crises. All of these factors are root causes of forced displacement and make people flee conflict, seek protection from persecution or serious harm, or seek new economic opportunities to build a better life. As a consequence, migration pressure is mounting, with serious implication both for the countries in the region and the EU.

Given the proximity of the Sahel to the EU and its immediate neighbourhood, the EU is working closely with the countries of the Sahel and Lake Chad region to support their efforts to achieve peace, security and development.

 

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Number of people receiving basic social services

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Number of people participating in conflict prevention and peace building activities

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

News & Stories

Today, the EU mobilises €52.5 million to support resilience, jobs and stability in the Sahel and Lake Chad regionUNHCR
| 24 June 2020

Today, the EU mobilises €52.5 million to support resilience, jobs and stability in the Sahel and Lake Chad region

The European Union is mobilising an additional €52.5 million to support new and ongoing programmes in the Sahel and Lake Chad region under the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF).

Commissioner for International Partnerships, Jutta Urpilainen said: “The prosperity and security of the European Union is closely linked...

Le théâtre pour promouvoir la cohésion sociale
NEWS | 19 June 2020

Au Burkina Faso, le théâtre promeut la cohésion sociale

Le projet Jeunes Ambassadeurs dans le cadre de sa mission de sensibiliser de la population sur le vivre ensemble, la cohésion sociale et la paix, a initié une formation au profit des acteurs de théâtres.

C’est ainsi que trois troupes théâtrales venues de Bogandé, de Diapaga et de Fada N’Gourma...

Malgré la crise du covid-19, l'ECI poursuit ses enquêtes sur le trafic criminel et le contrebande des migrantsFundación Internacional y para Iberoamérica de Administración y Políticas Públicas
NEWS | 16 June 2020

Les opérations de l’Equipe Conjointe d’Investigation contre les trafiquants de migrants se poursuivent malgré le Covid-19

Au début du mois d'avril, en pleine pandémie du Covid-19, plus de 250 migrants abandonnés par leurs passeurs ont été secourus dans le désert, à la frontière entre le Niger et la Libye. 

Deux trafiquants présumés responsables du transport et de l’abandon de ce convoi de migrants ont été interpellés...

L’action du GARSI au SénégalFundación Internacional y para Iberoamérica de Administración y Políticas Públicas
NEWS | 12 June 2020

L’action du GARSI au Sénégal

La mise en place des GARSI (Groupes d’Action Rapides de Surveillance et d’Intervention) au Sahel contribue à la stabilisation de la zone, en renforçant les capacités opérationnelles des autorités nationales et leur contrôle effectif du territoire.

Confiée à la gendarmerie nationale française depuis 2017, la coordination de ce projet européen...