Horn of Africa

94 projects

The Horn of Africa region faces challenges that go beyond country borders: climate change, forced displacement, demographic pressures, environmental stresses, various forms of conflict, trafficking of human beings and smuggling of migrants, as well as organised crime and violent extremism.  Our approach to address these challenges is geographically comprehensive and holistic, putting the region at the centre of our response.  On some projects, we are working with the regional organisation IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority on Development), building on areas of work in which IGAD is active, such as durable solutions for refugees, peace and security and resilience building, and harmonisation of national policies and strategies.

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Selected results*

3 669 256
Number of people receiving basic social services

993 902
Number of people receiving food-security related assistance

188 572
Number of people assisted to develop economic income-generating activities

34 907
Number of people benefiting from professional trainings (TVET) and/or skills development

6 287
Number of migrants in transit and forcibly displaced people protected or assisted

News & Stories

REG-REG-04_EU-IOM_GH_Faustina success storyIOM
STORY | 29 September 2021

EUTF Success stories: Faustina

Faustina decided to leave Ghana for Libya to look for greener pastures. When she got there, it was not what she had expected. “Work wasn’t easy there. Walking from home to the workplace, you might be arrested,” she recounts. Nonetheless, she stayed for four years. Eventually, as things did...

Every year, tens of thousands of migrants and refugees including many children in need of protection travel to and through the Somaliland for economic and safety-related reasons©IOM
NEWS | 20 September 2021

Somalia: protecting children on the move

Approximately 450,000 children are on the move in Somaliland each year. ‘These children face a number of risks, from child marriage, rape and sex-trafficking to mental health problems and even death’, says Lawrence Oduma, UNICEF Project Manager responsible for the Children on the Move...

Launching Ceremony of the Sudanese Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking, in presence of the EU Ambassador Robert Van den Dool and the Sudanese Minister of Justice, Nasredeen Abdulbari© GIZ/Mazin Al-Raheed
NEWS | 30 August 2021

Sudan launched its National Action Plan to counter and prevent human trafficking

Over the past decade, thousands of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers have been transiting to and through Sudan which is currently hosting some 1,3 million migrants. Most of them rely on smugglers for the transport into, through and out of Sudan, and therefore risk falling...

A child proudly shows her recommendations© Save the Children International
NEWS | 18 August 2021

In Sudan, children advocate for their rights

At the occasion of the Day of the African Child on June 16, the first Roaming Child Rights Forum was organised in Sudan. For two days, a roaming vehicle-turned-studio roved around the capital Khartoum with Save the Children’s Rights Ambassadors, Dema and Minna. The girls stopped by the offices of...