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13 Jun 2017 description

(Nairobi, 13 June 2017): International partners have made financial pledges in support of humanitarian response efforts in the drought-hit Horn of Africa after a visit to Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya.

A delegation led by the African Union and the United Nations concluded a five-day visit to the Horn of Africa in Nairobi, Kenya on Tuesday, after visiting drought-affected communities in Ethiopia and Somalia. It included representatives from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the African Development Bank, the USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance and the World Bank.

06 May 2016 description

Main event: ‘A Global Call for Support and Action: Responding to El Niño’

Panel: OCHA, CARE, IFRC, UNDP, AU Commission, RC/HC Ethiopia

This was the sixth significant Member States briefing on El Niño since October 2015. More than 45 Member States and over 200 humanitarian and development partners participated.

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

11 Oct 2013 description

The Cost of Hunger Study in Africa (COHA) is a project led by the African Union Commission (AUC) and the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency, and supported by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), and the UN World Food Programme (WFP). COHA is a multi-country study aimed at estimating the economic and social impacts of child undernutrition in Africa.

30 Jan 2012 description
report African Union


Addis Ababa, 26th January 2012 – During her press conference on 26th January, Mrs Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, gave a brief report on the issue of agriculture and food security, in context of the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP); and climate change in relation to COP 17.

29 Sep 2011 description
report African Union


“We cannot ignore the disastrous situation of the people of the Horn of Africa, caused by the worst drought affecting the region since 1950. Millions of people are facing hunger, and their lives are at risk. This calamity affects particularly Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. In Somalia, the humanitarian crisis is more serious due to the institutional insecurity and internal conflicts.

24 Aug 2011 description
report African Union

The international community, in consultation with the African Union, Regional Economic Communities and national Governments, in response to the situation in the Horn of Africa, and through various on-going efforts and initiatives, has come up with a number of areas of priorities, required to respond the crisis. The funding requirement is currently estimated at US$ 2.481 billion in aid to respond to the drought emergency (This include all other sectors not considered priority in this analysis). Out of this, US$ 1 billion has already been committed so far.

24 Aug 2011 description
report African Union
  1. Exceptionally dry weather conditions have severely affected eastern parts of the Horn of Africa since September 2010. The sustained dry conditions, which have stretched through two consecutive rainy seasons, have resulted in severe degradation of vegetation conditions throughout the region, impacting crop production and pasture availability - some 80 percent of the population in this subregion depends for its livelihood on crop and livestock production where only 1 percent of arable land is irrigated - compared with 7 percent in Africa and 38 percent in Asia.

21 Jul 2011 description
report African Union

PRESS RELEASE N. 74 / 2011

Addis Ababa, 20 July 2011 – Given the alarming drought situation in the horn of Africa that led to famine and loss of many lives recently, Mr. Erastus Mwencha, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) and Mrs. Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Program (UNWFP) held a joint Press Conference today, Wednesday 20 July 2011 in the Media Centre of AU Conference Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

06 May 2009 description

Meeting of the Committee of Experts of the 2nd Joint Annual Meetings of the AU Conference of Ministers of Economy and Finance and ECA Conference of Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development

Cairo, Egypt

23 Apr 2009 description
report African Union

Addis Ababa, 23 April 2009 - "Your coming together comes as a boost to the efforts of various African stakeholders and development partners who have been working together to address the challenges of high food prices, the fuel crisis, climate change and the financial crisis" said African Union (AU) Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture Mrs Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, African Union (AU) Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture yesterday.

"Your deliberations are also taking place half a decade since the adoption of the AU Summit of the Comprehensive Africa …