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Emergency Trust Fund for Africa

CRRF DIRECT - Displacement responses through regional cooperation and technical exchange

This action will support the implementation of the objectives of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) in relation to displacement from the Great Lakes region, which affects the region itself as well as the wider Horn of Africa.

In October 2021, a top-up of €4 million to this action was approved to support UNHCR operations for the voluntary return and reintegration of Burundian refugees currently settled in Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo. This addition will expand the current regional Common Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) action and, with support to an NGO consortium, it will further respond to the immediate needs of returnees and host communities.

Main objectives

The overall objective of the action is to increase the safety and well-being of displaced populations and their host communities and reduce inequalities between these groups. The two specific objectives are: 1) for displacement related policies to be more inclusive, effective and sustainable as a result of learning from other regional experiences on development responses to forced displacement and 2) to reduce the negative socio-economic impact of new and recurrent displacement.



EUR 1 600 000

Dukorane Umurava - Upscaling Economic Inclusion of Refugees and Host Communities to Gicumbi District

Danish Refugee Council

EUR 800 000

CRRF DIRECT - Displacement responses through regional cooperation and technical exchange

International Rescue Committee

EUR 2 000 000

Protection, Health and Livelihood for Refugees in Burundi

Care Denmark 

EUR 1 650 000

Strengthening Emergency Preparedness and Inclusive Natural Resources Management in Refugee Hosting Districts

Oxfam Novib

EUR 1 475 000

Strengthening Resilience through enhanced Local Disaster Risk Management Capacities

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

EUR 500 000

Protection, Health and Livelihood for Refugees in Burundi

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

EUR  8 000 000

Protection and Assistance for Burundian returnees


Action Fiche

2 MARCH 2023
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Region and Country
Horn of AfricaRegional Horn of Africa
Strengthening resilience of communities
Danish Refugee CouncilRegional Durable Solutions SecretariatOXFAMCAREGIZUnited Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesInternational Rescue Committee

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