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26 Nov 2015 description
report Plan

Plan International is responding to the needs of children as the impacts of the weather phenomenon El Niño worsen. In the Horn of Africa, where the impact is severe, it’s not just food that’s running out - it’s time.

Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda, are expected to be worst affected, leaving children at risk of death, malnutrition, trauma and emotional distress.

25 Nov 2015 description

Key messages

  • One of the world's worst man-made humanitarian crises continues to unfold in South Sudan. After more than 20 months of fighting, a peace agreement was signed in August, but there is still no sign of peace in the country.

  • More than 2.2 million people are displaced due to the civil war. They have fled both within South Sudan and to neighbouring countries. The majority of refugees are children.

25 Nov 2015 description


  • 736,317 Total number of refugees
  • 37,859 Number of Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
  • 52.8% Percentage of women and girls 60.1% Percentage of Children
25 Nov 2015 description

Despite some increase in precipitation, several regions experience strengthening dryness in southern Africa.

Heavy rains sustain the risk of flooding throughout parts of Kenya and northern Tanzania.

1) Above-average seasonal rainfall has led to above normal river levels along the Shabelle and Jubba River basins. Although a reduction of precipitation has been observed during the middle of November, additional rains are expected to sustain the risk for flooding in the region.

25 Nov 2015 description


6,000 Refugees registered since the outbreak of the crisis
2,612 Registered females.
2,277 Registered children and adolescents.


24 Nov 2015 description

Chair’s Summary – Publication of the G7 Report on the Implementation of the G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict

The Chair of the G7 has the honour to present the G7 Report on the Implementation of the G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict.

24 Nov 2015 description

Somalia: Flooding has affected 132,000 people and displaced an estimated 60,000 as low-lying areas of Mogadishu have now been inundated, as well as areas of Middle Shabelle and Lower Juba. Main supply roads are impassable and some airstrips unusable The middle and lower reaches of the Shabelle River remain at high risk of flooding.

24 Nov 2015 description
report AngliCORD

Over the past year we have grown our income in a crowded and competitive market. We have had to absorb some cuts to our funding from DFAT as part of the Government’s austerity measures. We want to thank those supporters, including our President, who advocated strenuously on our behalf to reduce the severity of those cuts. It has also been a busy year as we have steadily prepared for our five yearly re-accreditation with DFAT, and welcomed an expanded membership.

24 Nov 2015 description
report Caritas

Caritas is appealing for funds help build farmers’ and communties’ resilience to drought in response to food shortages in Ethiopia.

The number of people needing emergency food assistance is 8.2 million following a period of drought and erratic rains which have affected harvests. Caritas will launch a €2.9 million (ETB 66,643,952.00) emergency programme will help almost 500,000 people either directly or indirectly for the whole of 2016.

24 Nov 2015 description
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Maize is the most widely consumed cereal by the rural poor. Sorghum is generally one of the cheapest cereals. Teff is also very important throughout the country. The most important markets for teff are the large cities including Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Mekele, and Dire Dawa. Addis Abada is the capital city, and Dire Dawa, Mekele, and Jijiga are major towns in the eastern, mainly food insecure, parts of the country. Bahir Dar is a major town in a surplus producing area.

24 Nov 2015 description

Humanitarian actors involved in the response to the outflow of civilians from Yemen due to the current conflict are committed to providing life-saving assistance and protection to those fleeing Yemen, pending durable solutions.


166,658 Total out of Yemen

75,778 Arrivals in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan.

23,594 Total evacuated (as of 29 October, IOM)

Recent developments:

24 Nov 2015 description

The government of Ethiopia, has been granted US50 million from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for climate-resilience projects. Deputy Minister of Forestry, Environment and Climate Changes, Kare Chawicha, said the country will receive the money after independent GCF experts decided on the US50 million ceiling. Ethiopia launched its ambitious five-year economic Growth and Transformation Plan GTP II (2015-2020) in July and it had hoped to unlock up to US250 million from the fund through its ministry of finance and economic co-operation (MoFEC) to meet its ambitious green development strategy.

23 Nov 2015 description

ADDIS ABABA – A major contribution of 140 million Swedish kronor (US$16 million) from the Government of Sweden is allowing the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide relief food assistance this month for more than 1.5 million people in the Somali region of Ethiopia.

The contribution from the Swedish International Development Agency, or Sida, is one of the first international responses to the crisis amidst rising food needs across the country and increased efforts to support the Government of Ethiopia in the response.

23 Nov 2015 description

Key Issues

  • The Government will use the newly completed railway from Djibouti to Adama, Ethiopia to transport relief supplies.

  • At least 210,600 people are expected to be affected by flooding and at least 105,300 people are at risk of displacement, according to the Flood Contingency Plan released on 18 November.

  • OCHA’s Humanitarian Response Fund (HRF) issued a Call for Proposals for WaSH response in Afar,
    Amhara, Oromia, SNNP, Somali and Tigray. Proposals must be submitted before 5 December 2015.

23 Nov 2015 description


23 November 2015, GENEVA – A new report issued today by the UN, “The Human Cost of Weather Related Disasters”, shows that over the last twenty years, 90% of major disasters have been caused by 6,457 recorded floods, storms, heatwaves, droughts and other weather-related events.

The five countries hit by the highest number of disasters are the United States (472), China (441), India (288), Philippines (274), and Indonesia, (163).

21 Nov 2015 description

The Minister for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation Seán Sherlock has announced that the Irish Government will contribute an additional €2 million to the international response to the drought in Ethiopia.