Mid-season rains perform very poorly in much of the Horn of Africa
Seasonal rainfall has performed very poorly during the month of April in much of the Horn of Africa, following a delayed onset and well below-average rainfall over many areas. During this time, some of the worst drought-affected areas, including much of Somalia, northeastern Kenya, and southeastern Ethiopia, receiving little or no rainfall.
The search for durable solutions to the protracted displacement situation in the region is a key humanitarian and development concern. This is a regional/ cross border issue, dynamic, with a strong political dimension, and which demands a multi-sectorial response that goes beyond the existing humanitarian agenda.
International donors participate in high-level pledging event for Yemen crisis on April 25
USG agencies commit an additional $94 million in humanitarian funding for the Yemen response
UN officials warn parties to conflict against launching a military offensive in the vicinity of Al Hudaydah Port, noting humanitarian concerns
WaPOR: database dissemination portal and APIs
The FAO portal to monitor Water Productivity through Open access of Remotely sensed derived data (WaPOR) monitors and reports on agriculture water productivity over Africa and the Near East.
It provides open access to the water productivity database and its thousands of underlying map layers, it allows for direct data queries, time series analyses, area statistics and data download of key variables associated to water and land productivity assessments.
Projected food assistance needs for October 2017
Start of March to May rainfall average to above average in most areas
Regional mixed migration summary for March 2017 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.
Terminology: Throughout this report the term migrant/refugee is used to cover all those involved in the mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, trafficked persons, smuggled economic migrants, refugees). If the caseload mentioned refers only to refugees or asylum seekers or trafficked persons it will be clearly stated.
From January to February 2017, national and international humanitarian partners have reached 3.5 million people with some form of direct humanitarian assistance across Yemen. This has been accomplished despite continued conflict and access constraints imposed by the parties to the conflict. Lack of funds has also limited the response in these first few months. The 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan has received 14.4 per cent funding against the 2.1 billion appeal to date.
Situation Générale en mars 2017
Prévision jusqu'à’mi-mai 2017
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
03-04-2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Members of the National Tuberculosis and HIV Programs from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Member States together with UNHCR, ARAA and Kenya Red Cross Society are meeting from April 3-4, 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to consult on improving TB and HIV diagnosis, treatment and health information and supply management services in refugee settings within the IGAD region.
United Nations Coordinated Appeals
Elevated risk of Famine (IPC Phase 5) continues in South Sudan, Yemen, and Somalia
129.0 M required for 2017
25.4 M contributions received, representing 20% of requirements
103.6 M funding gap for the Yemen Situation
All figures are displayed in USD
The successive failure of the 2016 rainy seasons across parts of the Horn of Africa region has led to devastating drought. In February 2017, a pre-famine alert was issued for Somalia. The UN has called for the immediate scale-up of assistance to avert a catastrophe similar to the 2011-12 famine when up to 260 000 Somalis died.
U.S. Ambassador to Somalia declares drought and food insecurity disaster
UN establishes local coordination center in Somalia’s Bay Region
UN releases Flash Appeal for Kenya, requesting $166 million
Key donors disburse $369 million for drought relief in Somalia in 2017
USG commits additional $132 million for relief efforts in the Horn of Africa