April 13, 2017 – Yesterday, the EU Trust Fund for Africa adopted a €90 million program in support of migrant protection and migration management in Libya. Over half of this amount will be dedicated to protection and assistance for refugees at disembarkation points, detention centers, and urban settings, including but not limited to primary health care, psychological first aid, identification of vulnerable persons, as well as access to food and non-food items. The rest will be focused on activities to improve socio-economic development at the municipal level, through strengthening the capacities of local authorities to provide services that foster local development and stability, access to quality services for Libyans and migrants, and job opportunities ensuring safe income for migrants and host communities. The program will be implemented in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ).
- More information is available from the European Commission.