Horn of Africa

99 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

A new point of entry on the Ethiopia-Djibouti border has been opened close to the town of Balho at the Northern border to Djibouti on 20. SeptemberGIZ
NEWS | 21 September 2020

EU and Germany support the establishment of third point of entry on the Ethiopia-Djibouti border through the BMM programme

A new point of entry on the Ethiopia-Djibouti border has been opened close to the town of Balho at the Northern border to Djibouti on 20th September. It is the third official entry point between both countries in addition to the border posts in Galafi at the Western border...

For several decades, access to clean safe drinking water was a nightmare for the community members of Abore village in Somalia.BORESHA
NEWS | 21 September 2020

How the BORESHA programme is supporting access to water in cross-border regions in the Horn of Africa

By Maslah Mumin | BORESHA Project - "The long journey for water"

Issack Liban is a 56-year-old chief from Abore village in Gedo Region of Somalia who has worked tirelessly to lobby for the construction of a water reservoir for his village. For vulnerable and conflict-affected populations residing...

There are 67 million domestic workers worldwide. 80 per cent of them are female.GIZ
NEWS | 21 September 2020

First steps taken to protect migrant domestic workers in the Sudan

‘We do not have the exact figures, but most domestic workers in Sudan are irregular migrants and have no work permit,’ says Salwa Mohamed from the Sudanese Ministry of Labour and Social Development. Statistics from the International Labour Organization (ILO) show that there are 67 million domestic workers worldwide,...

NEWS | 06 August 2020

From Peace Champions to COVID-19 Champions: RASMI Boundary Partners’ Double-Duty Response to the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic in Mandera Triangle

With the goal of reducing conflicts and mitigating their impact, the EUTF-funded RASMI project works to enhance social capital and cohesion, strengthen peace structures, and ensure conflict sensitivity in efforts by private sector players. RASMI’s geographical reach extends from Mandera East, Rhamu and Banisa in Mandera County, Kenya, to Belet-Hawa,...