- OCHA Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 28 November 2016
- Gov/OCHA: Drought Response Situation Report No. 06 (as at 31 October 2016).
- Periodic Monitoring Report 2016 Humanitarian Requirements Document – Ethiopia Covering 1 Jan to 30 Sep 2016
Appeals & Funding
- Ethiopia Humanitarian Requirements Document 2016 : Mid-Year Review
- Ethiopia Humanitarian Requirements Document 2016
- WASH Cluster Emergency Flood Response Plan for 2016
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- FAO in Ethiopia - El Niño Response Plan 2016
- UNHCR: Yemen Situation Emergency Response (Jan-Dec 2016) Supplementary Appeal 2016
- UNHCR: Revised South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan (Jan-Dec 2016)
- WHO Humanitarian Response Plan 2016
- Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in 2016 PDF XLS
As of 30 November 2016, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$22.1 billion to meet the needs of 96.2 million humanitarian crisis-affected people in 40 countries. Together the appeals are funded at $11.4 billion, leaving a shortfall of $10.7 billion.
A total of 108,750 poor rural households in four regions of Ethiopia are expected to benefit from a financial agreement signed today between the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Ethiopia to boost small-scale irrigation schemes.
Global Overview NOVEMBER 2016
Conflict and drought to drive severe acute food insecurity through at least May 2017
Insufficient and uneven rainfall exacerbates ground conditions in East Africa
Africa Weather Hazards
Locust outbreak has occurred in western Mauritania. Ground control operations are in progress, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.
Poor early season precipitation has resulted in increasing moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions throughout portions of Angola, southern DRC, and northern Zambia.
People food insecure
USD 91 million
Required for humanitarian response in Ethiopia’s agriculture sector
People assisted by FAO seed and livestock interventions since January 2016
USD 14 million
Needed by FAO for urgent livestock interventions
PEOPLE IN NEED IN 2016: 6.1M
PEOPLE TARGETED IN 2016: 5.1M
PEOPLE REACHED IN Q1 2016: 2.89 M
In the second quarter of 2016, the humanitarian situation in South Sudan remained critical, with the onset of the lean season, fighting and displacement in new locations, the spread of measles and the beginning of a cholera outbreak in June.
Planning for 2017
The 2017 HRD is being prepared around three Strategic Objectives:
• Save lives and reduce morbidity due to drought and acute food insecurity
• Protect and restore livelihoods
• Prepare for and respond to other humanitarian shocks- flooding, conflict and displacement.
Who Suffers Most From Extreme Weather Events? Weather-related Loss Events in 2015 and 1996 to 2015
Historic seed campaign in Ethiopia leads to USD 1 billion in savings
2016 Emergency seed response
More than 1.5 million households were enabled to plant their field
Worrying symptoms of new drought; overall financial requirement likely to reduce from El Nino impact year, meher assessment well underway
Humanitarian gatherings exempted from restrictions under the state of emergency
Cluster enhancing storage capacity for the large amount of incoming humanitarian cargo
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Despite conflict and rapidly deteriorating humanitarian conditions, more than 100,000 people have so far this year risked their lives on the high seas to reach Yemen from the Horn of Africa by boat. This underscores the need for urgent support in countries of origin and transit to discourage people from attempting this deadly crossing.