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Emergency Trust Fund for Africa

Regional - Fast track emergency response to COVID-19 in NoA countries for the most vulnerable populations COVID-19

The overall objective of the action is to contribute to reducing acute vulnerabilities and improve resilience in light of the COVID-19 pandemic in NoA countries.

The specific objective is to respond to emergency needs related to the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on NoA countries, focusing on migrants and forcibly displaced persons (including returnees, stateless people, asylum seekers, refugees and internally displaced persons), hereafter “migrants and forcibly displaced persons”, especially the most vulnerable and at risk among them, as well as their host communities.

Among NoA countries and considering the limited amount of funds of this AD, the actions will be primarily focused on Algeria and Egypt. Tunisia will be considered too as well as Morocco, depending on needs, gaps and funds available. Libya is of equal concern, but at the moment of writing this AD a solution for a specific COVID-19 response Action in Libya is sought.

The Action contributes to Objective (3) "Improved migration management in countries of origin, transit and destination" of the EU Trust Fund for Africa and in particular to the Priority Action III - Strengthening protection and resilience of migrants and forcibly displaced and their host communities. The action is also aligned with the Valletta Action Plan Priority Domain 3 “Protection and asylum” and with the Joint Communication to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions, Brussels 8 April 2020 and the Team Europe approach, mainly with its first component: urgent, short-term emergency response to the health crisis and the resulting humanitarian need. The other two components could be addressed (health systems strengthening and socio-economic impact) if additional funds are available and according to needs in the target countries.

Action Fiche

2 MARCH 2023
Region and Country
  • North of Africa
  • Regional North of Africa

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