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The Operational Committee of the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa has adopted a new set of 8 programmes and 4 riders worth €294 million for the Horn of Africa region.

This new package complements 50 previously adopted actions amounting to €820.3 million for the Horn of Africa. Approved in seven packages in December 2015, April 2016, October 2016, December 2016, April 2017, December 2017 and February 2018, these actions all contribute to improving stability and addressing the root causes of irregular migration and forced displacement in the Horn of Africa region. Two additional cross-window measures (€26 million) also benefit the region in the area of protection of migrants along the Central Mediterranean route and in technical assistance.

Tripoli/Mogadishu – Today (30/05), the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), in collaboration with the Libyan and Somali Governments and with support from the European Union, facilitated the voluntary return to Mogadishu of 161 Somali migrants stranded in Libya. The majority of them had been held in Government-run detention centres.


On 28 May 2018, the Council adopted the EU's annual report on human rights and democracy in the world in 2017. Every year the EU publishes the global human rights report on every country in the world, including New Zealand.

Join the EU in Thailand's Facebook livestream to share your thoughts on realities and challenges facing women migrant workers in the ASEAN region!

The US announced that starting on 1 June 2018 it will impose additional duties of 25 % and 10 % respectively on imports of steel and aluminium from the EU.

Primer Foro Ciudadano para la presentación del modelo de Presupuesto por Programas con Enfoque de Resultados en El Salvador