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*

697 832
Number of people receiving food-security related assistance

64 507
Number of people benefiting from professional trainings (TVET) and/or skills development

127 744
Number of people assisted to develop economic income-generating activities

2 446 494
Number of people receiving basic social services

News & Stories

NEWS | 08 February 2019

Roads to peace: EU supports reconnecting Eritrea and Ethiopia

Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica is visiting Eritrea today, where he launches an initial €20 million project to rebuild the road connection between the Ethiopian border and Eritrean ports.

During his visit, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica meets with the President

Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i of the Kenyan the Institute of Migration Studies (KIMS) announced that it will become “the regional go-to place”.
NEWS | 14 December 2018

EUTF – through the Better Migration Management programme – launches Kenya Institute of Migration Studies and post-graduation for migration officers from all IGAD member states

The Government of Kenya and the European Union officially launched the Kenya Institute of Migration Studies (KIMS) together with representatives from GIZ, IOM, European and Regional embassies at the University of Nairobi on 11 December 2018.

The KIMS is the regional centre of excellence for migration studies, affiliated with the...

| 13 December 2018

Emergency Trust Fund for Africa: new actions worth €134 million approved for the Horn of Africa

The European Commission has adopted eleven new programmes for the Horn of Africa under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa.

Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica said: "These new EU programmes, worth over €134 million in all, have two crucial aims. First, they will create lasting solutions for...

NEWS | 06 November 2018

Susan joined the Kalobeyei traders programme that is building business skills and creating new opportunities for communities hosting refugees in Kenya

Susan Amekwi has just completed distributing highly nutritious flour to refugee families in Village 2 of Kalobeyei settlement in northern Kenya. She is a trader, one of 17 Kenyan host community traders contracted by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Kalobeyei, with the support of the EU Trust...