EU increases support to Horn of Africa Initiative by US$283 million in 2022

The EU announced that it will increase support to the 'Horn of Africa Initiative' by €268 million (US$283 million) in 2022 - from €162 million (US$171 million) to €420 million (US$444 million) - according to European Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen; the new commitment was announced at the 13th Horn of Africa Initiative Ministerial meeting.

The increased support will include: 

  • €139 million (US$147 million) for budget support, state-building, economic reforms, resilience, and climate change actions in Somalia;
  • €82 million (US$87 million) in direct support to the people of Ethiopia outside of government structures for education and health.

Created in 2019, the Horn of Africa Initiative includes Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, and South Sudan programs to promote regional economic integration with the support of the African Development Bank, the World Bank, and the EU.

Press release - European Commission