- Region and Country
- Horn of Africa
Situated in the centre of the Horn of Africa region, Ethiopia is the destination point for thousands of refugees as well as a country of transit and a source of, migrants seeking opportunities beyond its borders. We aim to create economic and employment opportunities, particularly for vulnerable people, through vocational training, access to micro-finance or by creating industrial parks. We support Ethiopia in addressing the long-term development and protection needs of refugees and their host communities, as well as in tackling root causes of instability and internally forced displacement.
Regional Development and Protection Programme in Ethiopia
The specific objectives and focus of the interventions in Ethiopia are the following:1.
Resilience Building and Creation of Economic Opportunities in Ethiopia (RESET II)
The specific objective is strengthening economic opportunities and resilience of the most vulnerable communities to human-induced and natural disaster crises, through measures that will increase livelihoods and employment, and better access to basic services.
Building Resilience to Impacts of El Niño through Integrated Complementary Actions to the EU Resilience Building Programme in Ethiopia (RESET Plus)
To address the structural and systemic root causes of vulnerability and chronic food and nutrition insecurity of populations in most vulnerable areas.
Stemming Irregular Migration in Northern & Central Ethiopia-SINCE
The specific objective is to create greater economic and employment opportunities: by establishing inclusive economic programmes that create employment opportunities, especially for young people and women with a focus on rural towns and urban areas, particularly Addis Ababa, in the most migration...
Leather Initiative for Sustainable Employment Creation (LISEC) in Ethiopia
The specific objectives/ components of the action are as follows: (i) Advanced economic competitiveness by strengthening the leather value chain; (ii) Environmental protection by facilitating financial investments towards the establishment of an eco-friendly leather district in Modjo; and, (iii)...
Stimulating economic opportunities and job creation for refugees and host communities in Ethiopia in support of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF)
The specific objectives of the action are:1.
Shire Alliance: Energy Access for Host Communities and Refugees in Ethiopia
The specific objectives are as follows: Specific Objective 1: To improve the delivery of basic services such as healthcare, education, protection or cooking for host communities and refugees through the connection of the communal services to the grid, the installation of street lighting and solar..
Sustainable Reintegration support to Ethiopian returnees from Europe and support to vulnerable displaced populations affected by COVID19
The overall objective of the action is to support the sustainable reintegration of Ethiopian returnees from Europe and ultimately contribute to the development of a National Reintegration System for Ethiopia, and to provide ARRA with the necessary financial, human and technical resources to enhance.
Ethiopia Job Compact Sector Reform and Performance Contract
The overall objective of the Job Compact Sector Reform and Performance Contract (SRPC) is to enhance sustainable economic opportunities in Ethiopia.
Decentralisation of Disaster Risk Management in Ethiopia
The specific objective is to enhance the capacities of the local authorities to proactively and rapidly help communities cope and be protected in the event of conflict and climatic stress.
Stability and socio-economic development for vulnerable and marginalised communities in the Tigray region of Ethiopia
The overall objective of this action is to promote stability and socio-economic development in vulnerable and marginalised areas of the Tigray region, in Ethiopia.
Strengthening the ability of IGAD to promote resilience in the Horn of Africa
The specific objectives of the project are: (I) to strengthen IGAD’s capacity for coordinating and facilitating the implementation of IDDRSI to build resilience, as a means of addressing the root causes of vulnerability, forced displacement and irregular migration; and (II) to promote reform in IGAD
Better Migration Management Programme
The overall objective is to improve migration management in the region, and in particular to curb the trafficking of human beings and the smuggling of migrants within and from the Horn of Africa.
Towards Free Movement and Transhumance in the IGAD region
The specific objectives of the project are:(I) to support the process of adoption, ratification and domestication of the IGAD Protocols on Free Movement of Persons and on Transhumance by IGAD Member States upon their adoption by IGAD Council of Ministers, along with complementary measures to...
Research and Evidence Facility
The specific objectives will be to collate, synthesize and disseminate the outcomes of existing and new research and evidence related to instability, irregular migration and forced displacement in the Horn of Africa; to communicate the outcomes of existing and new research and evidence to, and share
Collaboration in Cross-Border Areas of the Horn of Africa Region
The specific objectives are: •To prevent local conflict and mitigate its impact;•To promote economic and private sector development, and greater resilience, particularly among vulnerable groups (e.
Facility on Sustainable and Dignified Return and Reintegration in support of the Khartoum Process
The overall objective of the project is the following: to facilitate orderly, safe, regular and rights-based migration through the facilitation of dignified voluntary return and the implementation of development-focused and sustainable reintegration policies and processes.
Monitoring and Learning System for the EUTF Horn of Africa
Specific Objective 1: to establish and implement a Monitoring and Learning System which monitors and reports on the overall progress of the EUTF Horn of Africa window against EUTF strategic objectives, Horn of Africa policy priorities and EUTF principles of interventions.
Regional Operational Centre in support of the Khartoum Process and AU-Horn of Africa Initiative (ROCK)
The intervention logic of the project is that in the context of the Horn of Africa, the sharing of information on irregular migration and associated criminal networks amongst the countries of the Khartoum Process is a conditional requirement to address transnational crime.
Strengthening the Livelihoods Resilience of Pastoral and Agro-Pastoral Communities in South Sudan’s cross-border areas with Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda
The specific objective is to enhance the food security, income and resilience of pastoral and agro-pastoral communities, and particularly in selected cross-border areas of South Sudan.
IGAD Promoting Peace and Stability in the Horn of Africa Region (IPPSHAR)
The following three thematic objectives and one implementation effectiveness objective are identified to achieve the broader goal of peace and stability in the region:I.
Disrupting criminal trafficking and smuggling networks through increased anti-money laundering and financial investigation capacity in the Greater Horn of Africa
The specific objective is to better equip relevant country agencies to disrupt the traffickers and smugglers of human beings operating in the Greater Horn of Africa through efficient use of financial investigations and anti-money laundering approaches, including on tracing and seizing assets and...
Better Migration Management Programme Phase II
The second phase of the Better Migration Management programme aims to improve the management of safe, orderly and regular migration in the region and support national authorities in addressing the smuggling of migrants and the trafficking in human beings within and from the Horn of Africa.
CRRF: Inclusive Urban Development and Mobility
The overall objective is to increase the safety and well-being of displaced populations and their host communities living in urban or peri-urban settings and reduce inequalities between these groups.
Delivering durable solutions to forced displacement in the IGAD region through the implementation of the global compact on refugees (GCR)
The project's overall objective is to strengthen and implement the IGAD GCR process, thereby providing increased safety and well-being to displaced populations and host communities.
Research and Evidence Facility for the Sahel and Lake Chad Region and the North of Africa
The specific objective is to conduct, synthesize, disseminate and make use of new and existing research on the drivers and dynamics of the root causes of instability, insecurity, irregular migration and forced displacement in West and North Africa and migration routes, and the most successful policy...
Technical Cooperation Facility
The overall objective is to increase the efficiency of the Trust Fund, through gender-and-rights-responsive technical assistance for the identification, formulation, evaluation, monitoring of and communication on trust fund interventions, including audits, evaluations/communication actions for this...
Protection and sustainable solutions for migrants and refugees along the Central Mediterranean route
The overall objective of the Action is to contribute to strengthen the governance of migration in the region and provide protection and sustainable solutions for migrants and refugees along the Central Mediterranean route.
Erasmus+ in West Africa and the Horn of Africa
The overall objective of the action is to promote sustainable development and ultimately contribute to poverty reduction by increasing the availability of trained and qualified high-level professional manpower in West Africa and the Horn of Africa.
News & Stories
- News article
Ethiopia: Supporting unaccompanied children in their best interest
Demeku was about to turn 14 when she was repatriated after being trafficked in Qwara Woreda, in the West Gondar Zone of the Amhara Region.
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Assistance for victims of trafficking in Ethiopia: concrete results 3 years after the signature of the MoU
‘Improved coordination between public agencies and service providers is crucial for the protection of trafficked persons and vulnerable migrants in Amhara Regional State,’ explains Getasew Mengie, Director of the Human Power Research and Employment Service Directorate at the Amhara Bureau of Labour...
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EU-IOM Joint Initiative marks five years of supporting migrants and their communities across Africa
15 December 2021— Daouda is one of the 166 Nigerien migrants who returned from Tripoli to Niamey on a charter flight organised by the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in February 2020.
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Habi’s return and reintegration story
Habi thought that she could easily earn money working as a maid in Libya and come back to Nigeria to take care of her children with some savings.
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EUTF Success stories: Faustina
Faustina decided to leave Ghana for Libya to look for greener pastures.
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Playground – Empowering young people in Ghana to build their dreams
On 2 July 2021, in Jamestown, Accra, the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Delegation of the European Union to Ghana, theSports for Education and Economic Development (SEED) Projectand DUNK Grassroots, together with some 200 youth, inaugurated...
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Son rêve devenu cauchemar en Libye, Zouberou reconstruit au Cameroun et se relance dans la couture
Zouberou a 34 ans et il est parti du Cameroun en 2014 en laissant sa femme et ses deux filles en quête d’une vie meilleure.