Horn of Africa

76 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.


Selected results*

572 023
Number of people receiving food-security related assistance

3 044 137
Number of people receiving basic social services

19 375
Number of people benefiting from professional trainings (TVET) and/or skills development

129 720
Number of people assisted to develop economic income-generating activities

4 280
Number of migrants in transit and forcibly displaced people protected or assisted

News & Stories

Flora during her training@ENABEL
NEWS | 15 January 2020

Uganda: Three women learning how to tailor for a better life

On the verandah of a small one-roomed shop along the busy main road in Arua town, Northern Uganda, five young women and a man are bent over their sewing machines. Focusing intently, they are stitching together shorts as part of a test that...

NEWS | 19 December 2019

New results published: EUTF Horn of Africa has created more than 27,000 jobs

Since the start of its implementation, the Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF) has also assisted over 147,000 people in developing income-generating activities. 
These are some of the main results of the sixth Monitoring and Learning System (MLS) report of the EUTF Horn of Africa, providing information on the...

€204.9 million to support stability, job creation and migrant management in the Horn of AfricaGuillem Trius
| 12 December 2019

Emergency Trust Fund for Africa: €204.9 million to support stability, job creation and migrant management in the Horn of Africa

The European Union, through the Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, continues to support stability, resilience, job creation and migrant management in the Horn of Africa with the decision today to finance 14 programmes, including eleven new ones, with €204.9 million from the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa.

Safer paths...

The BMM has developed a booklet aimed at Ethiopian university students and young professionals who may be interested in continuing their education abroad. GIZ
NEWS | 20 November 2019

Ethiopia: BMM promotes legal and safe pathways to migration for students and young professionals by providing information on study abroad and scholarships

‘It was a great opportunity. By studying abroad through the Chevening scholarship I was able to specialise in the field I am most passionate about and built an invaluable network in Ethiopia and abroad’, Selam Mussie said. He is a Chevening scholarship alumna who studied gender and media at the...