Horn and Eastern Africa Regional Annual Report 2019
The Horn and Eastern Africa Regional Office (HEARO) oversees Action Against Hunger’s operations in the region, providing strategic and operational support to our country programmes. HEARO’s approach is based on leveraging new opportunities at regional level, as we strengthen capacity at the local level. This is in line with the new localisation and decentralisation agenda. The regional office supports six countries to deliver the global vision: Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia.
HEARO draws legitimacy and credibility from our operations in the field, from technical research as well as from the organisation’s direct work with communities affected by nutrition insecurity and child undernutrition in emergency, recovery and development contexts. Through our advocacy work, we apply valuable technical expertise and field knowledge to inform evidence-based policies to tackle malnutrition.
At HEARO, we believe hunger is a predictable, preventable, and treatable illness. Ninety per cent of children who complete treatment are cured but only one in four is able to access care.
Working across the six countries, we strive to make sure that every child gets the lifesaving treatment they need to recover and grow up strong.
The need for our work in the region remains very significant.
Download the report to read how we worked towards those aims in 2019, in all the countries where we work in the region.