#EmergencyTrustFundForAfrica – EU mobilizes almost €100 million to support most vulnerable in Horn of Africa

| June 29, 2020

The European Commission has announced a €97.2 million package of additional funding for programmes in the Horn of Africa. Under the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF), this package will support the creation of job opportunities, public finance management and access to education for vulnerable groups, in particular refugees and displaced persons.

Out of that total, €65m will be allocated in Sudan, almost €20m in Eritrea, €5m in South Sudan and €2.5m in Rwanda. International Partnerships Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen said:“The Emergency Trust Fund for Africa has been key for addressing the needs of some of the most vulnerable populations in Africa, including women and youth. It has already supported nearly 190,000 beneficiaries in the Horn of Africa in developing income generating activities and improved access to basic services for close to 500,000 people. Furthermore, it has been key in supporting the civilian-led transition in Sudan, a historic opportunity that will benefit the country’s population, and peace and stability in the region.”

An important objective is the economic empowerment of women and youth, to reduce the social inequalities they face and to enable better economic integration. Overall in the Horn of Africa, the EUTF has reoriented programmes worth about €153.1m to tackle the health and economic consequences of the pandemic. More information is available in the press release.

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