Food security and nutrition in the Horn of Africa remains fragile with high vulnerability persisting in arid and semi-arid lands. Frequent natural and man-made disasters continue to erode the income earning assets of poor families.
The number of South Sudanese refugees crossing into Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda is still rising. The region is also home to close to 1 million refugees from Somalia, while the internal displacement of 1.5 million people remains a constant challenge.
The EU has provided over €1 billion in humanitarian aid since 2011, making it one of the largest donors to the region.