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15 Dec 2016 description
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European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 15 December 2016

The European Union invests €170 million to tackle instability and irregular migration in the Horn of Africa

The European Commission has today approved a package of 11 new actions under the EU Trust Fund for Africa to improve stability and address the root causes of irregular migration and forced displacement in the Horn of Africa region.

01 Oct 2012 description

The report “Louder than words: An agenda for action to end state use of child soldiers” is published to mark the tenth anniversary year of the entry into force of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict. It examines the record of states in protecting children from use in hostilities by their own forces and by state-allied armed groups. It finds that, while governments’ commitment to ending child soldier use is high, the gap between commitment and practice remains wide.

27 Apr 2011 description
  • Libya, Ivory Coast crises hit funding

  • Poor rains have led to failed harvests

By Katy Migiro

NAIROBI, April 27 (Reuters) - Drought has left more than 8 million people in the Horn of Africa short of food and water, and the number could rise sharply if funding to help them is not increased, British aid groups said on Wednesday.

21 Jan 2011 description

Introduction

This paper examines the mixed movement of people that is currently taking place between the East and Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes region to the southern part of the continent.

31 Jan 2010 description

Darfur: A Shifting Landscape

About 12,750 humanitarian workers provide assistance to communities in Darfur, representing 73 non-governmental organizations and 21 UN agencies. Aid workers deliver relief to roughly 4.7 million people in the three Darfur states, including a displaced population estimated as high as 2.7 million. In all, more than half of Darfur's estimated 7.5 million people receive some type of humanitarian assistance - among the highest proportions in the world.

12 Oct 2009 description
report EastAfrican

By SAMMY CHEBOI

As famine and food shortages threaten millions of people in the region, key players in African seed sector have met to accelerate efforts for high yield and drought resistant seed varieties for poor farmers.

A regional meeting that opened on Monday in Bamako, Mali, brought together 300 agriculture scientists, entrepreneurs, farmers' organisations and governments from across the continent.

The experts from 20 countries who collectively form the heart of the Programme for Africa's Seed Systems (PASS), a $150 million initiative launched two years ago by the …

18 May 2009 description

With five new financial decisions, the European Commission is providing a total of €54 million in humanitarian aid to vulnerable people in Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya and Uganda. The funds are channelled through the Commission's Humanitarian Aid department under the direct responsibility of Commissioner Louis Michel.

"The Greater Horn of Africa faces humanitarian threats on a lot of fronts," said Louis Michel. "In this region ravaged by extreme weather conditions, chronic conflict and deep poverty, millions of people are now on the brink of collapse.

12 Mar 2009 description
report European Union

P6_TA-PROV(2009)0138

The European Parliament,

- having regard to Court of Auditors Special Report No 10/2008 on EC Development Assistance to Health Services in sub-Saharan Africa,

- having regard to the Millennium Declaration of the United Nations of 18 September 2000, which sets out the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as criteria established collectively by the international community for the elimination of poverty,

- having regard to the Commission Communication of 7 October 2005 entitled 'Speeding up progress towards the Millennium Development Goals - The …

07 Oct 2008 description
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More than 17 million people in the Horn of Africa region are sliding into a humanitarian emergency. An acute crisis originated by a mix of conflict, prolonged drought, rising prices and animal disease is hitting Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda (Karamoja region).

05 Sep 2008 description
report UN Children's Fund

NAIROBI, 5 September 2008 - Children, already casualties of the complex drought, food price and conflict crisis unfolding in the Horn of Africa, are suffering severe effects of the lack of food, water and medical care.

Three million children in the arid, marginalized region are at risk of death, disease or the long-term consequences of malnutrition. They comprise a large proportion of the more than 14 million people critically affected and the numbers are on an alarming upward trajectory.

Some experts are predicting that millions more children and families could be engulfed across …

18 Aug 2008 description
map ReliefWeb

More than 14.6 million people in the Horn of Africa region are sliding into a humanitarian emergency. An acute crisis originated by a mix of conflict, prolonged drought, rising prices and animal disease is hitting Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda (Karamoja region).

15 Jul 2008 description

Unfavourable Prospects for 2008 Cereal Crops in Several Countries. Concern over a worsening of food insecurity for millions affected by high food prices

Harvesting of the 2008 main season cereal crops is underway or due to start soon in Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. In Ethiopia the harvest of the secondary "belg" crop is in progress. Although the important March-May rains improved towards the end of the period, cumulative totals remain below normal in large areas of Ethiopia, Somalia, parts of western Kenya and in the Karamoja region of Uganda.

20 Jul 2007 description

The Firmin Sword of Peace has been jointly presented to the British Army and the Kenyan Armed Forces for their work in setting up and developing one of the world's leading landmine awareness centres.

General Sir Richard Dannatt, Chief of the General Staff, presented the Firmin Sword of Peace Award to The International Mine Action Centre (IMATC) on Wednesday 18 July 2007 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Typically awarded to a British Army unit, the Firmin Sword of Peace has this year been presented jointly to members of the Kenya Armed Forces and the British Army.

09 Nov 2006 description

By Gordon Bell

CAPE TOWN, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Immediate steps are needed to avert a potential catastrophe as climate change dries up water resources in drought affected areas, hitting poor farmers, a United Nations report said on Thursday.

The vast majority of the world's malnourished people, estimated at about 830 million people, are small farmers, herders and farm labourers, pointing to devastating effects from global warning and requiring a tripling of yearly farming aid to poor countries.

"Climate change threatens to intensify water insecurity on an unparalleled …