The 5th meeting of the Steering Committee for the Facility for Regugees in Turkey took place on Thursday, 12 January in Brussels. The Steering Committee is chaired by the European Commission (DG NEAR and DG ECHO) and gathers the 28 Member States representatives as well as Turkey in an advisory capacity. The Steering Committee ensures the coordination, complementarity and efficiency of the EU assistance. It provides strategic guidance on priorities for funding, the amounts to be allocated and the financial instruments to be used.
The European Commission reported to the Steering Committee meeting on progress made to date
The European Commission is currently working alongside EU Member States to facilitate emergency aid deliveries in Iraq, to help people affected by the crisis in Mosul.
Building upon the Migration Data Catalogue, the Dynamic Data Hub is a web-based application that gives through interactive mapping direct access to single datasets.
As such, the hub helps to communicate knowledge to the public at large. Furthermore, it allows the Commission to undertake analyses in order to enhance awareness and deepen understanding of migration flows to Europe, related trends and impacts.
This paper outlines ongoing interventions under the Horn of Africa window of the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF) in the sector of peacebuilding and conflict prevention, based on the first, second, third and fourth pipelines of projects approved by the Operational Committee of the Trust Fund.
The implementation of the EU Emergency Trust Fund in the Horn of Africa is based on a two-fold logic:
Firstly, it is grounded in a migration and displacement logic. Details of the operational lines of action following this approach are outlined in a related paper.