The European Union and its Member States have progressively put in place a comprehensive external migration policy and strengthened the work along the Central Mediterranean route. Saving and protecting the lives of migrants and refugees, breaking the business model of smugglers and traffickers and
“The EU is the first partner of the Sahel. We want to help the region be safer, stronger and provide opportunities for the future of its people, especially the youth. To achieve this, together, we must make security and development go hand in hand, one can’t happen without the other.” European
On 23 February 2018, the European Commission is hosting the International High Level Conference on the Sahel in Brussels, with the African Union, the United Nations and the G5 Sahel group of countries, to strengthen international support for the G5 Sahel regions.