Afar Forum announces the newly elected Executive Committee for the 2017-2019 term. The Executive Committee election was held during the annual general member meeting on Saturday, April 15, 2017, in Cologne, Germany. The annual general member meeting was a success with representatives from across Europe.
Having only shared updating information just on 5 weeks ago, the region now trembles in fear as the prospect of a failed main rainy season looms. Normally, the main rains begin early to mid- July. Now with the unremitting, each day brings communities into tragedy.
The Afar Forum conference took place between September 2 – September 4, 2016. This year’s conference theme was: “Managing vulnerability to recurrent drought and building a resilient community: The case of Afar people in the Horn of Africa.”
Mr. Chehem Ahmed Houmad, the Wazir of Tadjourah and the traditional leader of the Afars wasarrested in Djibouti on November 5, 2015, after arriving from France. The Wazir has been undermedical care in France for heart conditions for past few years.