The 2019 Annual Report of the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF for Africa) is now available. It presents the current state of affairs and the concrete achievements of the Trust Fund and provides an overview of programs approved and activities implemented across the three regions up to the end of December 2019.
In 2019, the EUTF continued addressing the twin goals of fostering stability and handling the root causes of forced displacement and irregular migration in the Sahel and Lake Chad, Horn of Africa and North of Africa regions. The EUTF continued to pursue a balanced approach in addressing the challenges of irregular migration, focusing on areas of mutual interest for the EU and Africa. These include the fight against smuggling of migrants and trafficking of human beings, and the support to voluntary return to, and sustainable reintegration of migrants in, their country of origin.
The EU Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF) further proved to be a swift and effective implementation tool. It facilitated policy dialogue with African partner countries, applied innovative approaches, and produced tangible results across the three regions of the EUTF (Sahel and Lake Chad, Horn of Africa and North of Africa) by pooling funding and expertise from a wide range of stakeholders.
- Publication date
- 26 March 2020