The European Commission has approved five new migration-related programs in Libya totalling €61.5 million.
In a press release, the EU Commission said the new programs will reinforce ongoing actions to protect and assist refugees and vulnerable migrants in North of Africa especially in Libya, improve the living conditions and resilience of Libyans as well as foster economic opportunities, labour migration and mobility in the North of Africa countries.
According to the press release, the first program adopted - €23 million- aims at strengthening protection and resilience of vulnerable migrants and migrants at risk, refugees, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), returnees and host communities in Libya.
The second program - €18 million- for community stabilization aims at strengthening local government services. The third one with €12 million complements the EU's ongoing Regional Development and Protection Program. The fourth one amounting to €5 million is a regional entrepreneurship program launched as part of the pilot initiatives on labour migration to strengthen the mobilization of skills and resources of the African diaspora living in Europe, while the last program is dedicated to activities under the Technical Cooperation Facility with an amount of €3.5 million to strengthen the monitoring and evaluation framework of the EUTF actions.