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.

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News & Stories

An average of 165,000 Ugandans are working in the Middle East ; Uganda has taken steps to improve their job and life security © GIZ/Omar Saad
STORY | 08 June 2022

Government strengthens protection for Ugandans working abroad

A serious problem facing Uganda is the huge lack of jobs. The Uganda National Planning Authority – responsible to produce comprehensive economic development plans and to coordinate development planning in the entire country - estimates that 83.5% of people aged between 15 and 29 are working in the...

Veronica Mwangi (right), Deputy Director of KNCHR, and her staff are lobbying for reforms to protect migrant rights in Kenya©GIZ/Light in Captivity
STORY | 18 May 2022

Kenya: Protecting and promoting human rights for every person

Alone in a foreign country, migrants face myriad challenges such as the lack of family support, language barriers and missing access to information and services. However, the situation is even more challenging for irregular migrants or victims of human trafficking, as they are more vulnerable to...

Ethiopia is a source and  transit hub for migrants traveling to the Gulf region, South Africa and Europe, in search of better livelihoods, escape from persecution or both©pixabay
STORY | 21 April 2022

Assistance for victims of trafficking in Ethiopia: concrete results 3 years after the signature of the MoU

‘Improved coordination between public agencies and service providers is crucial for the protection of trafficked persons and vulnerable migrants in Amhara Regional State,’ explains Getasew Mengie, Director of the Human Power Research and Employment Service Directorate at the Amhara Bureau of Labour and Skills...

With support from the EUTF funded RISE project, Julius Kenyi and Samuel Roba were trained in Carpentry and Joinery at Bellameling Vocational Institute ©Tumuhairwe Diana Sharone/GIZ
STORY | 08 April 2022

In Uganda, TVET paves the way towards decent jobs

Savior Anyovu, 22 years old, was a porter at local construction sites. It was not his desire. Saviour dropped out of school in senior one due to financial hardships. He found work as a porter in Obongi town. The pay was never guaranteed or standardized. But...