The Horn of Africa crisis of 2011-2012 affected 13 million people. The main focus of the crisis was across southern Ethiopia, south-central Somalia and northern Kenya. Regional drought came on top of successive bad rains and rising inflation. It ramped up a chronic livelihoods crisis into a tipping point of potential disaster by putting extreme pressure on food prices, livestock survival, and water and food availability. Armed conflict across the region compounded chronic ecological and economic vulnerability, which escalated the crisis and limited people’s survival and recovery choices. (IASC Real-Time Evaluation of the Humanitarian Response to the Horn of Africa Drought Crisis in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya - Synthesis Report)
Appeals & Funding
- Djibouti Appel global 2013
- Ethiopia Humanitarian Requirements 2013
- Kenya Emergency Humanitarian Response Plan 2013
- Somalia Consolidated Appeal 2013-15
The government of the Republic of Korea has decided to provide humanitarian assistance worth 500,000 US dollars to Somalia, where a years-long drought has incurred a chronic food crisis.
The aforementioned aid will be channeled into the food supply project conducted by the UN World Food Programme in Somalia.
Spokesperson and Deputy Minister for Public Relations of MOFAT
- unofficial translation
SEOUL, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, June 6 (UNHCR) – Nasra Ali Barked has survived to the ripe age of 22 because she's been able to adjust quickly to change. But now, standing in the gleaming steel and glass arrivals hall of Incheon International Airport, the young Somali refugee seems completely overwhelmed by the futuristic world confronting her.
Arssi Zone, March 17, 2012 (Assela) - The government of Korea Republic expressed commitment to further strengthen support to Ethiopia's development endeavours.
Various development projects constructed by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in Hitosa Woreda of Arssi Zone in Oromia State with 31.7 million Birr were inaugurated on Friday.
(Bangkok, 15 September 2011) – Five countries in Asia and the Pacific have donated almost 18 per cent of the total amount of emergency aid provided to date, to the crisis in the Horn of Africa.
Australia, Japan, China, the Republic of Korea and New Zealand have provided US$275 million to the four countries that make up the Horn of Africa crisis - Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti.
The Republic of Korea has donated USD 1.5 million to help fight hunger in Northern Kenya. The Korean Government was responding to the Government of Kenya emergency appeal for humanitarian assistance to communities affected by famine and drought in Northern Kenya.
The funds will be channeled through the UN agencies including the World Food Programme, United Nation Childrens Fund and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.