East & Southern Africa

Understanding the Context

The number of people in need of humanitarian assistance in East and Southern Africa has increased by 70% since 2020.

  • Around 9.6 million people are internally displaced, and 4.7 million people are refugees and asylum seekers.
  • Every country in the region is either in conflict or neighbouring a country in conflict.
  • In 2021, the crisis in Ethiopia drove millions of people from their homes, causing a spike in displacement in a region where the crises in Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan had already forced millions of people to flee in recent years.
  • The Horn of Africa also remains a major route for mixed movements to and from the Arabian Peninsula and to Europe.
  • Predominantly development contexts are now changing to more humanitarian contexts.

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