Horn of Africa

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.

Selected targets*

493 884
Number of people receiving food-security related assistance

2 706 120
Number of people receiving basic social services

107 540
Number of people assisted to develop economic income-generating activities

14 432
Number of people benefiting from professional trainings (TVET) and/or skills development

2 859
Number of migrants in transit and forcibly displaced people protected or assisted

News & Stories

Djibouti coast guardGIZ
NEWS | 25 October 2019

How the Better Migration Management (BMM) programme supports maritime security in the Red Sea

Last July, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported that at least 15 Ethiopians had died when their smugglers threw people overboard while crossing the Red Sea. The boat was heading to Yemen and the smugglers had already collected their money.

‘We protect the 800 kilometers of our coastline to...

Father and son reunion facilitated by EU-IOM Joint Initiative in Oromia, EthiopiaIOM
NEWS | 17 September 2019

Three stories of unaccompanied minors returning to Ethiopia

*By Wilson Johwa, Regional Communications Officer at IOM’s Regional Office for East and Horn of Africa in Nairobi

We set off early from Addis Ababa, on a mission to reunite unaccompanied minors with their families.
All of them are irregular migrants, teenagers, who have voluntarily returned to Ethiopia,...

Guillem Trius
NEWS | 06 September 2019

Pioneering the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF): See how despite the challenges, Uganda maintains one of the most progressive refugee protection policies in the world

/trustfundforafrica/file/hoa-uganda-crrf_enHoA - Uganda CRRF

With over 1.2 million refugees, Uganda is the largest refugee hosting community in Africa.

The EU has been at the forefront of the implementation of the Comprehensive Refugee...
EUTF and WFP support Sudan's commitment to salt iodization, a vital component for nutrition WFP
NEWS | 03 September 2019

EUTF and WFP continue to support Sudan's commitment to salt iodization, a vital component for nutrition

The Government of Sudan and development partners including the World Food Programme (WFP) officially extended until 2021 an agreement that supports the development of a national law making salt iodization mandatory. The fourteen-party Universal Salt Iodization Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) includes a number of ministries.

Currently, only 15 percent of...