IOM Regional Strategy 2020-2024 for East and Horn of Africa

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
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By the end of 2019, the East and Horn of Africa hosted an estimated 6.3 million IDPs and 3.5 million refugees and asylum seekers. Most countries in the region remain chronically affected by natural hazard-induced disasters and protracted conflict, creating new waves of forced displacement and exacerbating existing humanitarian needs. Climate change and environmental degradation are growing drivers of forced migration: new displacement in 2019 was largely triggered by hydrometeorological hazards. These included a prolonged, severe drought in the Horn of Africa region, and devastating floods following unprecedented heavy rains, which also favoured a locust invasion across East Africa.


1. Introduction

2. Political and institutional outlook for the region 

  • Continental and regional framework and initiatives
  • Key development priorities in the region
  • Current and future key partners

3. Migration outlook for the region

  • Key migration and policy trends in the region

4. Regional strategic priorities and areas of expansion for the work of IOM 

  • Resilience
  • Mobility
  • Governance

5. Institutional development 

  • Opportunities and challenges for the IOM regional office and country missions 
  • Policy capacity and regional cooperation
  • Innovation, institutional learning, knowledge management, including data collection and dissemination, research production, and monitoring and evaluation
  • Communications and visibility
  • Staff development 

6. Concluding statement: IOM in the East and Horn of Africa in 2021