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Emergency Trust Fund for Africa
News article22 June 2021

World Refugee Day: the EU remains committed to supporting the most vulnerable


Since the beginning of 2021, the EUTF is supporting a child protection programme with its partner UNHCR with the aim to improve the protection and expand access to durable solutions for refugee unaccompanied and separated children in Libya an Egypt. It aims to reduce risks associated with secondary movement, trafficking and smuggling of children through comprehensive child protection interventions, including family reunification.

On the World Refugee Day, let us introduce a mother and father and their child who were finally reunited at the Brussels airport in Belgium after nearly four years of separation. The parents and child were previously evacuated from Libya to the Emergency Transit Mechanisms (ETMs) in Niger and Rwanda.

Since 2015, the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa has helped thousands of refugees and vulnerable people in North Africa and remains committed to supporting them.


Publication date
22 June 2021
Region and Country
Regional North of Africa
Improved migration management

Programmes in the region

Mediterranean City-to-City Migration (MC2CM) – Phase II

The overall objective of the programme is to contribute to improved, rights-based migration governance at local level in cities of the 5 Countries of the North of Africa region and two cities from Middle East16, notably through partnership with cities in Europe, with a specific focus on...

Facility for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in North Africa

The specific objectives are to improve protection and enable the assisted voluntary return of stranded migrants and migrants in transit in North Africa; to support targeted countries to enhance the sustainability of reintegration through an integrated approach addressing economic, social, and...