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02 Dec 2016 description
  • 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.

02 Dec 2016 description

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.

01 Dec 2016 description

Global Overview NOVEMBER 2016

01 Dec 2016 description

Conflict and drought to drive severe acute food insecurity through at least May 2017

Key Messages

01 Dec 2016 description

Insufficient and uneven rainfall exacerbates ground conditions in East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Locust outbreak has occurred in western Mauritania. Ground control operations are in progress, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.

  2. Poor early season precipitation has resulted in increasing moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions throughout portions of Angola, southern DRC, and northern Zambia.

01 Dec 2016 description


9.7 million
People food insecure
USD 91 million
Required for humanitarian response in Ethiopia’s agriculture sector
1.3 million
People assisted by FAO seed and livestock interventions since January 2016
USD 14 million
Needed by FAO for urgent livestock interventions


01 Dec 2016 description




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.

30 Nov 2016 description

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.

29 Nov 2016 description
report Germanwatch

Who Suffers Most From Extreme Weather Events? Weather-related Loss Events in 2015 and 1996 to 2015

29 Nov 2016 description

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

29 Nov 2016 description

Key Issues

  • 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

29 Nov 2016 description

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.