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 | 16 April 2019

Meet the juror for our Sight-by-Side competition: Award-winning photographer Meeri Koutaniemi

Waiting to find out the results of our Sight-by-Side competition?

We are excited to announce our award-winning juror! Meeri Koutaniemi will select the final EU and Ugandan participant who will travel through this diverse country to report on inequalities.

Meeri Koutaniemi is an award-winning Finnish photographer and journalist. Koutaniemi's work extends...

| 12 March 2019

Apply now to Sight-by-side: Looking for one Ugandan and one EU photographer to report on inequalities in Uganda

Inequalities may take many shapes and forms, shedding light on these can be the first step to reduce them. The Africa Trust Fund is looking for two young photographers with an original perspective, good conceptual skills and experience, to create a bigger picture of "inequalities in Uganda".

We will select...

NEWS | 04 March 2019

Horn of Africa results: Africa Trust Fund has provided skills training to more than 46,500 people and created more than 12,200 jobs

Thanks to the Africa Trust Fund in the Horn of Africa, 37,500 people have benefited from professional (TVET) and skills development trainings and more than 46,500 people (migrants in transit, children in mobility, IDPs and refugees) have been protected or assisted. In Ethiopia alone, 36,700 people received chemicals to render...

NEWS | 21 February 2019

Horn of Africa: Better Migration Management (BMM) creates platform to better link victims of trafficking to different support services

Few organisations have the capacity to provide all the services that a victim of trafficking may need, such as shelter, emergency medical care, legal assistance, short term financial assistance, family tracing, skills training, and psychosocial support. In order to close this gap, the Better Migration Management (BMM) Programme is funding the first...