January 16, 2019

$2bn EU-Africa ‘anti-migration’ fund too opaque, say critics

Trust fund intended to prevent migration by tackling insecurity and poverty suffers from lack of clarity, say observers

The European Union has been urged to shed more light on how it is spending emergency money intended to curb mass migration from Africa to Europe.

In a report to be published next month, Oxfam will call on the European commission to boost transparency of the EU-Africa emergency trust fund, which was created by EU leaders in 2015 to stem the flow of people making the dangerous Mediterranean crossing to Italy.

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