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.
The Afar Forum help its annual conference in Frankfurt, Germany. The Conference was attended by delegates from Afar Community in Europe, the Scandinavian countries, North America and the Middle East.
Delegations from the Afar Community in Europe, the Scandivanian Countries, Canada, the United-States and Middles East; representatives of the various Afar political organizations. Several political forces in Ethiopia (OLF, EPRP, MEISON, etc.) gave their support to the Afar question.