The EUTF for Africa has adopted a multi-sectoral approach to address shocks and long-term fragility across the regions. Our actions aim to meet the essential food-related needs whilst improving access to basic services, encouraging the return of state services and acting on long-term issues such as community dialogue, natural resources management and the promotion of social economic development. Overall, thanks to the EUTF for Africa, more than 8.7 million people in the Sahel/Lake Chad and the Horn of Africa now have better access to basic social services, such as health, education, infrastructure and public services. Likewise, 4.7 million people have gained better access to basic social services in the North of Africa region.
Data provided as available at December 2020.
A Malian refugee women in Burkina Faso is making an income through a unique weaving system, based on her Tuareg heritage. As part of the Refugee Resilience project, the MADE51 initiative supports the refugee artisans to access national and international markets and provides training for product development.
A local Turkana woman poses for a photo with her new born at the Kalobeyei maternity. The maternity serves both refugees and Kenyans. It is part of the Kalobeyei Health Facility, which currently plays a crucial role in preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the area.
In Bouaké, Côte d'Ivoire, returnees and community members work together to produce and sell rice. "I want to finish this project first and then get plots so that I can produce more on my own, take care of myself and provide for my family. The success of this country is based on agriculture they say, I want to become a great farmer: this is the path I want to take," Pascal Cheick, a returnee participating in the project.
In Libya, the EU is supporting the empowerment of women and the promotion of sport as powerful tool to unite people despite the continuing conflict. The rehabilitation of four tennis courts and the provision of sport equipment at the Tennis Academy in Sabratha have opened new opportunities for junior and senior players, including girls and boys, men and women.
A teacher helping a pupil with math calculations at the Beder Primary and Secondary School in Mogadishu. So far, 101 schools were built, rehabilitated or expanded by RE-INTEG projects in Somalia.
Health provision has always been and continues to be at the centre of EUTF’s work in North of Africa. In times of COVID-19, the results and impact of this support have become evident, in particular in Libya, with local authorities being able to put in place protection measures, disinfection campaigns on the streets, distribution of essential personal protective equipment and health centres ready to tackle the virus.
Even though it has the largest number of livestock holdings per capita in Africa and fertile lands, households in South Sudan face food scarcity. The EUTF and FAO have helped improve food security for close to 1.6 million people in the country, including through livestock vaccination and training of animal health workers.
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In Egypt, the EU supported “Save the Children” to improve the social and economic resilience of children and youth at risk of unsafe mixed migration in Greater Cairo, Egypt. Through this project, the NGO addressed the social basic needs of 400 children and youth at risk, assisted 630 youth to develop economic income-generating activities and supported 20 institutions through capacity building.
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In Ethiopia, 2.4 million people now have better access to basic services, such electricity, water, sanitation, health and education. The RESET II programme, for example, provides local farmers with lands, equipment, seeds as well as technical support and as a result they have succeeded in transforming the land from arid to fertile. Women are playing an important role in making their communities more resilient.
Food security and health diet are a challenge for people on the move. Refugees and asylum seekers who reach Tunisia fleeing violence and persecution are often in dire need of restoring a sufficient and adequate food intake. Thanks to the contributions from the EUTF Africa, UNHCR is assisting over 700 vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers every month in Tunisia, providing food vouchers or cash to purchase the food of their choice.
The EU is supporting the civil transition in Sudan, promoting peace, inclusive and sustainable growth and supporting women and youth's economic empowerment. A total of €251.75 million worth of development funding were mobilized through the Sudan Partnership Conference in July.
MADE51 is a global brand of artisanal home décor and accessories crafted by refugees, launched by UNHCR and supported by the EU through the EUTF. MADE51 works in several countries in West Africa to identify refugee artisans help them create strong artisan groups and connect these groups to experienced local social enterprise. The result of this partnership is a unique product line, which is sold alongside the business’ regular products. The local social business becomes the critical linkage between refugee artisans and global markets.