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An Emergency for Whom? The EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa – migratory routes and development aid in Africa

An Emergency for Whom? The EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa – migratory routes and development aid in Africa
32 pages

Authors
Kervyn, Elise
Shilhav, Raphael

Publication date
15 Nov 2017

DOI
10.21201/2017.1176

ISBN
978-1-78748-117-6

Publisher
Oxfam

Type
Briefing paper

In 2015, the EU and its member states set up the ‘EU Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa’ to promote stability and economic opportunities and to strengthen resilience.

An Oxfam analysis of all the projects approved under the instrument shows that its flexible nature has generated both opportunities and risks. This briefing argues that the Fund lacks sufficient checks and balances to ensure that European interests do not take precedence over the needs of the people that aid is intended to help.

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