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02 Aug 2011 description
report Government of Italy

Rome 02 August 2011

In response to the serious drought situation in the Horn of Africa involving over 11 million persons in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Djibouti, Minister for Foreign Affairs Franco Frattini instructed the Italian Development Cooperation to arrange for a food air-lift on behalf of the Somali refugees in the Dadaab camps in Kenya. The cargo will be dispatched on the night of 2 August from the UN Depot in Brindisi to arrive in Nairobi the following morning.

29 Jul 2011 description
report Government of Italy

29 July 2011 Over 11 million people (11.3 million) are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance as a rising number of refugees, particularly from Somalia, seek shelter and assistance in the camps of bordering countries. The situation is dramatic in the Horn of Africa, especially in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Djibouti, which is in the throes of the worst drought in the last 60 years.

24 Dec 2008 description
report Government of Italy

Rome December 24, 2008 - "The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Directorate General for Cooperation and Development has contributed with a financial amount of 200.000 to FAO to finance the Regional FAO Office in Nairobi (REOA - Regional Emergency Office for Africa) activities, including coordination in emergency response in the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes regions, in close cooperation with twenty-four African countries.

Furthermore, the initiative "Initiative on Soaring Food Prices" is to facilitate the exchange of information on food safety among all …