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22 Jul 2016 description

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

Other facts

  • 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

25 Aug 2011 description

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.

05 Aug 2011 description

MEMO/11/549

Brussels, 5 August 2011

Background

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.

21 Jun 2010 description

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,

Whereas:

(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 …

28 Apr 2009 description

(ECHO/-HF/BUD/2009/01000)

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:

Whereas:

(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 …

16 Oct 2008 description

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.

17 Mar 2008 description

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.

17 Mar 2008 description

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.