Appeals & Response Plans
- Tropical Cyclone Sagar - May 2018
- Ethiopia: Floods and Landslides - Apr 2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Aug 2017
- Ethiopia: Measles Outbreak - May 2017
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Ethiopia: Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) Outbreak - May 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Apr 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2015
- Ethiopia: Drought - 2015-2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2014
Most read reports
- UNICEF Ethiopia Humanitarian Situation Report #8 – Reporting Period: August 2018
- Ethiopia Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 63 | 3 - 16 September 2018
- Ethiopia - New episode of ethnic violence (DG ECHO, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 19 September 2018)
Facts & Figures
Close to 40 000 people fleeing the Yemen conflict have taken refuge in Djibouti
55% of arrivals are Yemeni. Others are mainly Somali, Eritrean & Ethiopian nationals
74% of people live on less than $3 per day
Life expectancy: 58 years
6% of children under 5 are severely acutely malnourished
Sources: WFP, IOM UNICEF, UNHCR.
European Commission Humanitarian Aid funding:
Total since 2012: over €6 million
Brussels, 25 August 2011 - To act fast, to give generously and to work together are the essential conditions for containing the famine, refugee and drought crises in the Horn of Africa. But African countries must also take long-term measures, with the support of the international community, to ensure that drought does not equal famine again.
Brussels, 5 August 2011
More than 12 million people are affected by the Horn of Africa's worst drought in 60 years (according to a United Nations estimate). Two consecutive rainy seasons have failed, leading to a 25% drop in rainfall in rural areas in Somalia, Northern and Eastern Kenya, Southern and Eastern Ethiopia and Djibouti. As a result harvests have failed, livestock mortality has soared, and food and water have become extremely expensive and difficult for most people to get hold of.
THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,
Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No.1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 , and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15 (2) and (3) thereof,
(1) The population of the arid and semi-arid lands of the Greater Horn of Africa is severely affected by recurrent and persistent hazards, being either man-made or natural;
(2) The increasingly recurrent rain failures in the central part of the Horn of Africa, compounded by the severity of the 2009 …
THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, Having regard to Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No.1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid, and in particular Articles 2, 4 and Article 15(2) thereof:
(1) The population of the arid and semi-arid areas of the Greater Horn of Africa is severely affected by the third year of a consecutive drought and persistent hazards being either man made (conflicts) or natural;
(2) The consecutive rain failures in the central part of …
As the internatioal community marks World Food Day 2008, the European Commission has adopted a new emergency funding decision of €15 million for food assistance in the Horn of Africa. The decision aims at saving lives and relieving suffering in one of the world's most vulnerable regions.
The European Commission is providing €30 million in humanitarian aid to improve drought preparedness in the Greater Horn of Africa. The lives and livelihoods of around 12 million people are at risk in the region because of recurrent severe droughts. The Commission's aim is to reduce their vulnerability by helping communities to improve their response to and preparedness for recurrent drought cycles. Nomadic and semi-nomadic pastoralists in seven countries (Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda) will benefit from the assistance.
Bruxelles, le 17 mars 2008 - La Commission européenne fournit une aide humanitaire de 30 millions d'euros pour améliorer la préparation à la sécheresse dans la Corne de l'Afrique élargie. La vie et les moyens de subsistance de près de 12 millions de personnes sont menacés par des sécheresses sévères récurrentes dans la région. L'objectif de la Commission est de réduire la vulnérabilité de ces populations en les aidant à améliorer leur réaction et leur préparation à ces cycles de sécheresse récurrents.
Location of operation: GREATER HORN
OF AFRICA (GHA)(2)
Amount of Decision: EUR 10,000,000
Location of operation: HORN OF AFRICA
(Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia)
Amount of Decision: EUR 5,000,000