Horn of Africa

100 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

Apollo Masete immigration official from Uganda
STORY | 27 April 2021

Better Migration Management increases the number of new experts on migration in the IGAD region

‘I have changed my mind,’ said Apollo Masete (photo), when reflecting on his perceptions and attitudes around migration and on what he had learned during his year-long postgraduate diploma course on migration at the Kenya Institute of Migration Studies (KIMS) in Nairobi. ‘I wasn’t aware...

Vulnerable Sudanese families started to be enrolled in the programme to receive their monthly allowance© Sari Ahmed Awad / Prime Minister Office
NEWS | 25 February 2021

Launch of the Sudan Family Support Program

On 24th February the launch of the Sudan Family Support Programme (SFSP) took place in presence of His Excellency Prime Minister Abdulla Hamdok. EU Ambassador Robert van den Dool, was present at the ceremony together with other international partners, including EU Member States. 


NEWS | 22 February 2021

Plans in place: BMM and partners discuss measures for safe and legal migration in 2021

After successfully completing the annual planning process with its national partners at workshops in November and December 2020, the Better Migration Management (BMM) programme has started the new year equipped with an agreed operational plan for further activities to support safe and orderly migration in the Horn of Africa...

Sight-by-Side Djibouti
NEWS | 14 January 2021

Voice les deux photographes lauréates du programme Sight-by-Side au Djibouti

Margot Hardy-Quinty et Houssein Isman Hersi auront l’opportunité de voyager et découvrir Djibouti ensemble, partager leur vision et expérience, aussi bien que de visiter des programmes de l'Union européenne qui changent la vie des gens et préservent aussi l'environnement.

A cause de l’actuelle pandémie du coronavirus et de...