EU Trust Fund for Africa adopts €90 million programme on protection of migrants and improved migration management in Libya
Following up on the Joint Communication on the Central Mediterranean Route and the Malta Declaration, the EU Trust Fund for Africa upon proposal from the European Commission, adopted today a €90 million programme to step up the protection of migrants and reinforce migration management in Libya.
Today, the EU Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa has adopted a comprehensive €90 million programme on the protection of migrants and improved migration management in Libya.
The programme will focus on the following:
- Stepping up the protection of migrants and refugees (€48 million), including - inter alia - assistance to and protection of migrants and refugees at disembarkation points, in detention centres and urban settings; voluntary humanitarian returns and reintegration of migrants to their countries of origin ; creation of 'Safe Spaces' as alternatives to detention ; assistance to migrants on the move in the form of information on viable options and risks of irregular migration as well as food and non-food items.
- Improve socio-economic development at municipal level and local governance (€42 million), through strengthening capacities of local authorities to provide services and foster local development and stability, through provision and access to quality services for Libyans and migrants (e.g. health facilities) and through local economic development and access to job opportunities.
The programme will be implemented through five partners: IOM, UNDP, UNHCR, UNICEF, and GIZ.
For further information, see the website of the European Commission.