EU Trust Fund for Africa adopts €46 million programme to support integrated migration and border management in Libya
Following up on the Commission's Action Plan to support Italy from 4 July, the EU Trust Fund for Africa adopted today a programme worth €46 million to reinforce the integrated migration and border management capacities of the Libyan authorities.
The new actions respond to the measures proposed under the Action plan to address the migratory flows along the Central Mediterranean Route. The programme aims at stepping up activities in support of the Libyan Border- and Coast Guards, to enhance their capacity to effectively manage the country's borders. The programme will be implemented by the Italian Ministry of Interior and co-financed by Italy.
The new actions include:
- Strengthening the operational capacities of the Libyan coastguards
- Set up of basic facilities in order to provide the Libyan coast guards with initial capacity to better organise their control operation
- Conduct feasibility studies for two fully-fledged control facilities in Tripoli
- Strengthening the operational capacity of the Libyan border guards along the southern borders most affected by illegal crossings
This programme complements the €90 million package adopted in April 2017 to reinforce the protection and resilience of migrants, refugees and host communities in Libya. Overall, €136 million have been committed to Libya under the Trust Fund since January 2017.
For more information, see the full press release on the website on the European Commission.