“The EU provides assistance to Libya and the Libyan people through a set of measures, including supporting a political transition and a negotiated settlement acceptable to all legitimate groups in the country, bilateral assistance, including humanitarian assistance and targeted assistance in the field of migration, as well as support through its Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) missions and operations, especially EUNAVFORMED Operation Sophia and EUBAM Libya.”

“The EU main priority regarding migration is to protect migrants in Libya and support local communities to cope with the migration challenge. The EU’s support to Libya on migration focusses on programmes that facilitate access to basic services, support to host communities by providing employment opportunities for both the local population and for migrants, and assistance and protection to vulnerable migrants. It also aims at helping to improve living conditions in detention centres and at disembarkation points, as well as assisting voluntary returns of stranded migrants.

The EU has mobilised €182 million on migration related projects, 162 million under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF) and 20 million as bilateral assistance.”