New measures proposed to improve stability and tackle the root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa
EU News 10/2016
Brussels, 14 January 2016
The European Commission today announced the adoption of 10 measures to assist the Sahel region under the ‘Emergency Trust Fund for Africa for stability and addressing the root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa’. These measures, worth more than EUR 100 million in total, were adopted following the Valletta Summit (11-12 November) and the Ndjamena Summit (20 November 2015). They correspond to actions that the EU and its African partners undertook to implement by the end of 2016 in the joint Action Plan adopted at the Valletta Summit.
These measures will help implement the commitments made at the Valletta Summit on migration between the EU and its African partners and will be launched early this year. They form part of the four priorities of the mandate given to the Emergency Trust Fund at Valletta: job creation, especially for young people and women, enhancing the resilience of the most vulnerable people, ensuring better management of migration and strengthening security in the subregion.
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