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TRUST FUND FOR STABILITY AND ADDRESSING ROOT CAUSES OF IRREGULAR MIGRATION AND DISPLACED PERSONS IN AFRICA
On the occasion of an official visit to the African Union in Addis Ababa, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica, announced a support package of €165 million to address the multiple crises in the Horn of Africa region.
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.
European Commission - Press release
Brussels, 15 December 2016
The European Union invests €170 million to tackle instability and irregular migration in the Horn of Africa
The European Commission has today approved a package of 11 new actions under the EU Trust Fund for Africa to improve stability and address the root causes of irregular migration and forced displacement in the Horn of Africa region.
**TRUST FUND FOR STABILITY AND ADDRESSING ROOT CAUSES OF IRREGULAR MIGRATION AND DISPLACED PERSONS IN AFRICA
The European Union and Africa enjoy a long-standing and comprehensive partnership, which has deepened and diversified over decades and in particular since the first Africa-EU Summit in 2000. The Valletta Summit in November 2015 complemented already existing processes with African Countries, focusing on different aspects of migration.
1. Executive Summary
The European Union (EU) decided to establish the African Peace Facility (APF) in December 2003 in order to respond to an African request to support its peace and security agenda based on the recognition that peace is a necessary precondition for sustainable development.
Bruxelles, le 2 décembre 2015. Le phénomène actuel devrait être le plus fort jamais observé, dépassant celui de 1997/1998.
L’Union européenne a annoncé aujourd’hui une contribution de 125 millions d’euros pour financer des mesures d’urgence dans les pays touchés par le phénomène météorologique extrême «El Niño» en Afrique, dans les Caraïbes, en Amérique centrale et en Amérique du Sud. Le phénomène actuel devrait être le plus fort jamais observé, dépassant celui de 1997/1998.
Brussels, 2 December 2015
The current El Niño is expected to be the strongest on record, surpassing the 1997/1998 El Niño. The European Union is today announcing a contribution of €125 million to finance emergency actions in countries affected by the extreme weather phenomenon ‘El Niño’ in Africa, the Caribbean, Central and South America.
Summary: 16 September 2015, Brussels - This factsheet highlights the EU's cooperation with Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda, by giving an overview of each country and their regional context and their achievements in relation to the MDGs. It also gives examples of successful EU projects.
The EU's work in Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda
EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, who is visiting South Sudan, announces that the Commission is requesting new vital support in the amount of €50 million from the European Union for the victims of this humanitarian crisis.
"I have witnessed first-hand the immense suffering of the people of South Sudan. People who have been forced to leave their homes and desperately look for a safe place to live. People who lack the opportunity to earn a living. They have suffered enough!" said Commissioner Stylianides.
Brussels, 07 November 2011 - Tomorrow, European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs will arrive in Uganda for a two-day visit. Together with government and private sector representatives he will explore how to improve access to financing for small and medium enterprises in agriculture and the agribusiness through public-private partnerships. The Commissioner will also inaugurate an EU-funded road that is essential for cross-border trade in the region. He will meet, among others, President Yoweri Museveni and Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi.
Uganda receives support from the European Commission in two main areas: transport/infrastructure and rural development. Under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF), Uganda will benefit from total EU funding of €439 million between 2008 and 2013; mainly in these sectors. The programming also foresees a general budget support programme (so-called MDG contract) as well as activities in non-focal areas, such as democratic governance and civil society. Uganda received EDF funding of €80.8 million in 2010.
Brussels, Wednesday 23 June 2010
Today, the European Commission adopted a € 20 million humanitarian financial package to support 12 million people affected by drought in Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda. This funding will help efforts to develop the populations' resilience to drought and adapt to climate change.
Commissioner Georgieva stated: "Drought is by far the main cause of natural disasters in the Greater Horn of Africa. Worryingly, the effect of climate change is felt more dramatically in this region.
THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,
Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No.1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 , and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15 (2) and (3) thereof,
(1) The population of the arid and semi-arid lands of the Greater Horn of Africa is severely affected by recurrent and persistent hazards, being either man-made or natural;
(2) The increasingly recurrent rain failures in the central part of the Horn of Africa, compounded by the severity of the 2009 …
This report is submitted to the European Parliament and the Council in compliance with the reporting requirement set out in Article 23 of Regulation (EC) N=B01717/2006 of the European Parliament and the Council of 15 November 2006 establishing an Instrument for Stability (the IfS Regulation). This article states:
'The Commission shall examine progress achieved in implementing the measures undertaken pursuant to this Regulation and shall submit to the European Parliament and the Council an annual report on the implementation of the assistance.
The year 2008 posed challenges for the European Union and its development partners across the world. Soaring food and energy prices and the global financial crisis tested the EU's ability to meet ongoing aid commitments and deal with new needs.
L'année 2008 a été une année de défis pour l'Union européenne et ses partenaires en développement de par le monde. La capacité de l'UE à honorer les engagements en cours en matière d'aides et à répondre à de nouveaux besoins a été mise à l'épreuve par la flambée des prix des denrées alimentaires et de l'énergie et par la crise financière mondiale. La Commission européenne a réagi rapidement pour atténuer l'impact des prix alimentaires élevés sur les pays pauvres.
El año 2008 fue un año de retos para la Unión Europea y sus socios en desarrollo en todo el mundo. La fuerte subida de los precios de los alimentos y la energía y la crisis financiera mundial pusieron a prueba la capacidad de la UE para respetar los compromisos asumidos en materia de ayudas y atender las nuevas necesidades. La Comisión Europea reaccionó con rapidez con el fin de reducir la repercusión de los elevados precios de los alimentos en los países pobres.