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16 Sep 2018 description
report UN News Service

There is a powerful wind of hope blowing across the Horn of Africa region, said UN chief António Guterres on Sunday, in Saudi Arabia to witness the signing of a peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea, ending decades of simmering conflict.

Saudi Arabia facilitated the agreement, and in a message on Twitter, the Foreign Ministry said that the accord, signed in Jeddah “is a historic milestone for the peoples of Ethiopia and Eritrea, and will contribute to strengthening security and stability in the region at large”.

11 Sep 2018 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Author: Martin Plaut Senior Research Fellow, Horn of Africa and Southern Africa, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study

03 Jul 2018 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation Yohannes Gedamu, Lecturer of Political Science, Georgia Gwinnett College

03 May 2018 description

Summary Points

  • In Eastern Africa, staple commodity prices generally followed seasonal trends in Uganda, Kenya, and Somalia, but atypical price trends were observed in Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Tanzania (FEWS NET Price Watch, March 2018). Prices are expected to follow seasonal trends through June 2018, remaining below last year and five year USD prices due to a combination of currency depreciation, better production than 2017, and regional imports.

24 Mar 2018 description

Summary Points
- White maize grain was as usual, the most regionally traded commodity between October and December 2017 because of increasing supply from the previous June-to-July, and ongoing November-to-January harvests (see Figure 1). Recurrent conflict-related trade disruptions from southern to northern markets in South Sudan encouraged alternative imports from Sudan in the north.

19 Mar 2018 description

Migration Response Centers (MRCs) are service orientated facilities responding to the needs of migrants on the move. Working collaboratively, MRCs bring together key partners to facilitate the identification of migrants in vulnerable situations, and to ensure that they receive appropriate immediate and longer-term support. MRCs fill critical gaps in providing direct assistance, including food and shelter, to migrants along key migration routes, such as in transit countries and at border points.

18 Oct 2017 description

Summary Points

  • Maize grain as usual was the most traded commodity in the region followed by dry beans, rice and then sorghum. See Figure 1.

  • Staple commodity prices especially for maize are expected to remain above last year and five year average prices despite near average harvest in the region with spatial pockets of deficit within and between countries because carryover stocks are low, tightening supplies available for trade.

09 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The severe nutrition crisis in Somali region continues to be of significant concern, with over 7,000 SAM cases reported monthly.
    This represents over 25% of SAM admissions for the country.
    UNICEF is working with the Somali regional government, UN and NGO partners to implement an integrated and scaled-up nutrition response with expanded screening, referral and treatment, reaching children and communities across the region.

27 Jul 2017 description

Summary Points
- Tanzania’s ban on maize grain exports to assure the country’s food security and to encourage value addition through exports of flour, would likely move regional cross-border trade to informal channels because of porous borders, and increase the maize export prices because of additional of costs of circumventing the ban.

24 Jul 2017 description

This report consolidates findings from previous activities by FAO and other stakeholders, and identifies in the four focus countries (Ethiopia, Sudan, Djibouti & Somalia): - the location and direction of the main livestock trade routes, - appropriate sites for rehabilitation & development of strategic livestock water sources, - good practices on fodder production and commercialization units as well as rehabilitation of natural rangelands in production areas and along the livestock export trade routes, and potential sites for replication/upscaling of these practices.

14 Jun 2017 description

In May 2017, 234 (100% Ethiopian) migrants were interviewed in four MRC locations. There was a 53% drop from registrations in April. Of the 234 migrants, 53% were interviewed in Djibouti (Obock) MRC location. 85% of migrants intended to travel onwards to Saudi Arabia. 124 migrants reported to have been advised by a smuggler to use the chosen route with 86% of them registered in Obock MRC. 97% of the total migrants registered intended to start a business or look for work in their country of destination.

30 Apr 2017 description
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Horn of Africa – version 1
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Technical annex – version 1

The full implementation of this version of the HIP is conditional upon the necessary appropriations being made available from the 2017 general budget of the European Union.

AMOUNT: 132 250 000 EUR

29 Apr 2017 description

Summary Points

  • Maize grain was the most informally traded commodity in Eastern Africa in the first quarter of 2017 accounting for 33 percent of total trade, but volumes traded in the region were lower when compared to 2013-2016 average due to tight supplies following below average harvests across most countries.

02 Apr 2017 description

Key Highlights

  • The main upstream point of entry for governmental, humanitarian and commercial cargo destined for Ethiopia is the Port of Djibouti, currently used for almost all imports and exports. The Port of Berbera (Somalia) and Port Sudan are two alternative points (see the map for more information).

  • Between 13 and 29 March two vessels arrived with total 98,400 MT bulk wheat.

01 Apr 2017 description

Seasonal rainfall slow to start in southern Ethiopia and Kenya