brussels - In an effort to discourage Africans to travel to Europe, the European Commission said Monday an aid package worth 280 million euros made available.
Of this, 100 million intended for the countries around Lake Chad as Niger, inter alia to support victims of terrorist group Boko Haram. For countries such as Senegal, Burkina Faso and Mauritania are millions available.
The twenty new projects arise from the summit in the Maltese Valetta, where European and African leaders in November agreed on migration. EU countries promised there to pay almost 1.9 billion euros in the so-called Africa Fund. In January, was released already 100 million.
The aim is to control the migratory flows from Africa under better control and young Africans to offer more job opportunities in their own region.
Minister Bert Koenders (Foreign Affairs) in recent days signed on behalf of the EU agreements with Mali, Ghana and Ivory Coast to stem migration flows from West Africa. Also agreements on return were made.