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April 30, 2021

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is one of the regional intergovernmental organizations of the African Union Commission in the Horn of Africa, with a combined population of over 260 million people.  It comprises eight member states: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Sudan, Somalia, and South Sudan.  The Horn of Africa experiences migration and cross-border mobility due to economic uncertainties and the fragile political environment.

February 24, 2021

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is a body of eight member states, based in Djibouti: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, Djibouti, and Eritrea (currently inactive). Its mission is to assist and complement the efforts of its member states in areas of peace, security, agriculture, environment, economic cooperation, and social development.

February 4, 2021

The desert locust is one of the most destructive migratory pests in the world, rapidly consuming most vegetation in its path, including crops and pasture land critical to maintaining the food security and livelihoods of populations in East Africa. Locust swarms are highly mobile and carried on the wind; swarms can travel up to 100 miles per day, and even a relatively small, 0.4 square mile-sized swarm can consume an amount of food sufficient for approximately 35,000 people in one day.

January 20, 2021

The Feed the Future East Africa Market Systems Activity is designed to strengthen regional resilience in East Africa by increasing cross-border trade in select value chains and enhancing regional integration to overcome barriers to trade. The Activity builds a more interconnected and trade-intensive region that serves as a defense against the shocks that undermine livelihoods and trap vulnerable agricultural communities in cycles of poverty.

May 14, 2020

Christine (not her real name) and her two children travel from Uganda to Kenya every two weeks to trade in fish and farm products. During this trip, she visits Port Victoria sub-County Hospital to refill her family’s antiretroviral (ARV) drugs.  But the arrival of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) upended her trips.


Last updated: August 08, 2022

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