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25 Jun 2018 description

Delegations will find attached the Council conclusions on the Horn of Africa/Red Sea as adopted at the 3628th meeting of the Council on 25 June 2018.


Council Conclusions on the Horn of Africa/Red Sea

[Red Sea]

26 Jan 2015 description


The Horn of Africa comprising Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda covers approximately 5.2 million square kilometers with more than 65% of the land receiving less than 500mm of rainfall annually. This region is home to over 217 million people with diverse and rich culture, resources and opportunities which have enabled them to harness livelihoods over the years.

28 Oct 2014 description
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Regional initiative in support of the Horn of Africa

UN Secretary-General, WBG and IsDBG Presidents, and other Agency Heads Visit Region to Link Peace Efforts with Economic Progress

20 Jul 2012 description
report European Union

Overview of situation in the region

The Horn of Africa suffers from recurrent droughts and emergencies, as well as continuously high under-nutrition and food insecurity among its population. Food insecurity is aggravated by the recent sharp increases in food and fuel prices, demographic pressures, weak governance, and insecurity in the area.

21 Feb 2012 description
report European Union

Piracy in the Western Indian Ocean has been a growing threat to security, international shipping and development since the mid-2000s. While bearing all aspects of organised crime, piracy is a complex issue that can only be overcome by combining political and diplomatic efforts with military and legal action, development assistance and strong international coordination.

12 Dec 2011 description
report European Union

Brussels, 8 December 2011



The Council today appointed Mr Alexander Rondos as EU Special Representative to the Horn of Africa.

14 Nov 2011 description
report European Union

3124th FOREIGN AFFAIRS Council meeting
Brussels, 14 November 2011

The Council adopted the following conclusions:

15 Sep 2011 description
report European Union

Emergency aid should be rapidly scaled up to prevent any further worsening of humanitarian conditions in the Horn of Africa, say MEPs in a resolution passed on Thursday. Extra funds are needed to pay for food aid, healthcare, clean water and sanitation for 13 million people in Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Eritrea and Djibouti hit by conflict and the worst famine in 60 years.

24 Aug 2011 description
report European Union

A 327/11

Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, made today the following statement: "Faced with the worst droughts in 60 years, over 12 million people in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia,
Eritrea and Djibouti are in urgent need of food, water and shelter. The situation is grave, and it is a moral obligation of the international community to offer its help.

08 Dec 2009 description
report European Union


Brussels, 8 December 2009

The Council adopted the following conclusions:

" 1. The Council attaches importance to the EU's relationships with the countries of the Horn of Africa, underlines the potential of the region and reiterates the EU's commitment to further deepening these relations. It declares the EU's readiness to support the region in meeting its challenges, in close cooperation with the countries concerned as well as with regional and international partners.

02 Sep 2009 description


La Commission a proposé aujourd'hui la création d'un «programme européen commun de réinstallation». Ce programme vise à faire de la réinstallation dans l'UE un instrument plus efficace de protection des réfugiés, en renforçant la coopération politique et pratique entre les États membres. Cette initiative concerne la réinstallation dans un État membre de réfugiés se trouvant dans des pays tiers .

02 Sep 2009 description


Brussels, 2 September 2009 - Today the European Commission proposed the establishment of a "Joint EU Resettlement Programme". This programme aims to develop resettlement within the EU into a more effective instrument to give protection to refugees, providing for closer political and practical cooperation among EU Member States. This initiative concerns the resettlement of refugees from third countries to an EU Member State.

16 Jul 2009 description

A few words from the Ambassador

Dear Reader, Cher lecteur,

I'm proud to present to you LINK!, the first newsletter from the European Union Delegation to the African Union, in joint cooperation with all EU Member States representations to the AU.

The establishment of the EU Delegation to the AU last year was an important political statement by the EU: the recognition that the AU and its Commission had become a strategic partner in our relations with Africa, and that, if we wanted to be taken seriously in this partnership, we had to strengthen our presence in Addis.