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 application/pdffactsheet to learn more about the EU support on migration in Libya.


Selected results*

66 483
Number of migrants in transit and forcibly displaced people protected or assisted

77 033
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

| 23 January 2021

Hanaa: a story of women empowerment in Misrata, Libya

The surname of Hanaa in Arabic means “the rich one”. Her smile and her eyes radiate an overwhelming richness and energy, just as her redemption story does.
Hanaa is 33. She has a degree in Aviation, a two-year-old daughter and another new-born child. She had to leave Sudan with...

| 22 December 2020

Rehabilitating hospitals and medical facilities in Libya

The EU-UNDP partnership towards advancing peace, security, human rights and development in Libya has made possible that today 4.7 million people in 29 municipalities across the country have better access to health, education, infrastructure and public services. This partnership has improved municipal and water and sanitation services for over 2...

| 10 December 2020

Providing children in Libya with an opportunity to learn and study in a safe environment

348,000 children in Libya are in need of humanitarian aid, estimates our partner UNICEF Libya, whether it be food, health care or access to education. Many schools were damaged or destroyed during the Libyan conflict or had to close due to ongoing fighting. In 2020, COVID-19 made things even worse...

| 16 October 2020

EUTF-supported life-saving evacuation flights from Libya resumed

Last night a group of 153 vulnerable refugees and asylum-seekers have been evacuated out of Libya to the Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM) in Niger. This UNHCR-chartered...