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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
•    Improved migration management
•    Improved governance and conflict prevention


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Selected results

Selected cumulative results for the three Trust Fund regions since 2016

5 Bn
EUR pledged
290 475
Jobs created
536 509
Migrants in transit and forcibly displaced people protected or assisted
6 180 729
People participating in conflict prevention and peace building activities
25 263 181
People receiving basic social services
116 615
Returning migrants benefiting from reintegration assistance

Infographics by Strategic Objective

Output Indicators as of December 2022 

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

Ugbaad Mohamed Omar at the TVET Training Graduation Ceremony in Berbera, Somaliland © Concern Worldwide
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Breaking gender norm barriers in Somaliland through TVET Programmes

Enrolling in a technical skills course to master cooling systems, Ugbaad shattered expectations, emerging not only as the sole woman in a cohort of male peers but also as the lone cooling system expert in the entire Sahil Region of Somaliland.