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Emergency Trust Fund for Africa

Our mission

The European Union Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa (EUTF for Africa) was created to address the root causes of instability, forced displacement and irregular migration and to contribute to better migration management.

Programmes under the EU Trust Fund for Africa are implemented in twenty six partner countries across three regions of Africa:

These countries face growing challenges ranging from demographic pressure, extreme poverty, weak social and economic infrastructure, internal tensions and institutional weaknesses to insufficient resilience to food crises and environmental stress.

Activities focus on  four strategic objectives:
•    Greater economic and employment opportunities
•    Strengthening resilience of communities and in particular the most vulnerable including refugees and other displaced people
•    Improved migration management in countries of origin, transit and destination
•    Improved governance and conflict prevention and reduction of forced displacement and irregular migration


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Selected results

Selected cumulative results for the three Trust Fund regions since 2016

5 Bn
EUR pledged
311 757
Jobs created or supported
679 178
Migrants in transit, refugees/asylum seekers and IDPs protected and/or assisted
7 642 042
People participating in conflict prevention and human rights activities
28 208 738
People having improved access to basic social benefits (services and transfers)
118 881
Returning migrants benefiting from reintegration assistance

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Output Indicators as of June 2023 

Strategic Objective 1
Strategic Objective 1

Greater economic and employment opportunities

For Horn of Africa

For Sahel & Lake Chad 

Strategic Objective 2
Strategic Objective 2

Strengthening resilience of communities

For Horn of Africa

For Sahel & Lake Chad

Strategic Objective 3
Strategic Objective 3

Improved migration management

For Horn of Africa

For Sahel & Lake Chad

Strategic Objective 4
Strategic Objective 4

Improved governance and conflict prevention

For Horn of Africa

For Sahel & Lake Chad

Monitoring and Evaluation

Our decision-making is informed by regular monitoring and evaluation of our programmes.

To measure the collective achievements of its programs, the EUTF for Africa has developed an innovative and reactive Monitoring system which provides results for ongoing programmes and measures progress at regional level.

Through a set of indicators, the reports measure precisely the progress achieved against the EUTF strategic objectives and regional priorities, by country and thematic. It therefore allows stakeholders to learn collectively from its results.

The MLS complements the monitoring frameworks for each projects as well as the regular tools used by the European Commission such as Results-Oriented missions (ROM). Ultimately, it enhances the transparency, flexibility and speed of EUTF activities.

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News & Stories

Poultry unit in Kalobeyei settlement Village 2.  ©Francis Ekiru/FAOKE
  • News article

The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) is implementing the EU Trust Fund-funded project in Kalobeyei, which in addition to providing chickens to households, supported the establishment of two poultry production units managed by refugees.

  • 4 min read