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Fact sheet on EU actions in the Horn of Africa

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MEMO/11/784
Brussels, 14 November 2011

Today, Commissioners Piebalgs and Georgieva, together with EU Development Ministers will meet in Brussels to discuss the situation in the Horn of Africa and exchange ideas about enhanced EU engagement on sustainable agriculture, food security and rural resilience in the region.

Commissioner Georgieva will tell EU ministers that in spite of the ongoing international aid effort the situation in the Horn of Africa is likely to remain critical for the next six months. In the long term she will stress the need for structural measures to strengthen resilience to disasters in order to avoid similar humanitarian catastrophes in the future.