EU approves 1.8 bn euro refugee trust fund for Africa

One of the first results out of the meeting of leaders at Malta is a trust fund for Africa to stem the refugee wave.

EU approves 1.8 bn euro refugee trust fund for Africa

World Bulletin / News Desk

EU leaders attending a summit with their African counterparts on Thursday approved a 1.8-billion-euro trust fund for Africa aimed at tackling the root causes of mass migration to Europe.

"For the Africa Trust Fund and our response to be credible, I want to see more member states contributing and matching the 1.8 billion euros ($1.9 billion) the EU has put forward," Juncker said as EU leaders signed the deal.

 

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