Horn of Africa


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Horn of Africa

A peninsula in northeastern Africa including Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti. The Horn of Africa is a major coffee exporter. However, because of political instability in Somalia, the waters around the Horn suffer from piracy.
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The conference will be accompanied by a documentary exhibition that embodies the relationship of Oman with countries of the Horn of Africa.
In simple geographic terms, Ethiopia is well placed in the centre of the greater Horn of Africa and East Africa region, further allowing it to leverage its re- sources.
When attempting to address the region called the Horn of Africa, two approaches are found.
The initiative covers the eight countries in the Horn of Africa -- Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Uganda.
The Horn of Africa is said to be a region that is often affected by severe, recurrent droughts and chronic food insecurity.
High Commissioner for Refugees, Nafeed Hussein, stated the influx of refugees from the Horn of Africa to Yemen is not considered just an issue for Yemen, but is a larger, regional concern that must be tackled in that context.
He had remained at helm of Ethiopia -- a relatively stable country in the volatile Horn of Africa region -- ever since.
The initiative, called 'Supporting Horn of Africa Resilience' (SHARE) was unveiled Friday by Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva, who is in charge of EU's humanitarian aid efforts, and her colleague Andris Piebalgs, the Commissioner for Development.
Summary: Hollywood star Angelina Jolie Tuesday pleaded with the international community to step up aid to the Horn of Africa, saying that its response would determine "whether huge numbers of people live or die."
A spokeswoman said: "The event brought together women of different backgrounds for a common cause of humanity reaching out to help millions of people affected by the devastating drought and famine in the Horn of Africa."
The initiative, to be spearheaded by the UAE ministries of economy and environment, will leverage the Second Arab Food Industries Forum 2012 as a strategic platform to tackle the critical food security status in the Horn of Africa countries.
The ad campaign supported by alkhaliji Al Khalij Commercial Bank (alkhaliji), as part of its commitment to the local and international initiatives of the Sheikh Thani bin Abdullah al-Thani's Foundation for Humanitarian Services (RAF), has pledged support for its campaign in Somalia and the Horn of Africa, areas suffering from hunger, drought and civil strife.