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28 Nov 2015 description
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Sorghum, millet, and wheat are the most important food commodities in northern Sudan. Sorghum is the staple food for the majority of poor households in central and eastern Sudan regions while millet is the main staple food for majority of households in Darfur and some parts of Kordofan regions in western Sudan. Wheat most often used as a substitute all over northern Sudan but it is a staple food for northern states. Each of the markets represented here act as indicators for a broader region.

27 Nov 2015 description


  • The humanitarian community continues to report worsening security conditions and increasing access constraints across South Sudan. In October, the UN recorded 78 access incidents negatively affecting relief operations in South Sudan, including increasing reports of criminality in the capital city of Juba.

27 Nov 2015 description


In 2015, over 3 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance out of which 2.5 million have been targeted by the humanitarian community for assistance. This represents nearly 20 percent of the population (13.2 million), indicative of the high levels of vulnerability throughout the country.

27 Nov 2015 description

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Sudan, in collaboration with the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), launched, on Monday, November 22, the Sudan component of Phase II of the Drought Resilience and Sustainable Livelihood Program for the Horn of Africa (DRSLP-II).

26 Nov 2015 description


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
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.

18 Nov 2015 description


  • Conflict and adverse climatic conditions continue to drive humanitarian needs in the region

  • Acute sectoral needs continue to be reported in Ethiopia

  • Flood preparedness in full swing as El Niño expected to cause serious flooding in the region

  • Civilian death tolls and human rights violations on the rise in Burundi

  • Urgent access needed to prevent food crisis in Unity State, South Sudan

Regional humanitarian outlook

18 Nov 2015 description

Millions of vulnerable households globally could face increased hunger and poverty due to droughts and floods as a result of a climatic occurrence: El Niño. This phenomenon is not an individual weather event but a climate pattern which occurs every two to seven years and lasts 9 to 12 months. Typically, this climatic condition develops during April-June and reaches maximum strength during December-February; this event could be the most powerful on record (Earth Institute 2015).

17 Nov 2015 description

Yemen: 14.4 million people are now food insecure: two million more than in June and four million more than before the escalation of conflict in March. 7.6 million people are severely food insecure. Heavy fighting continues, in particular in Al Dhalee and Taizz governorates. Peace talks between Houthi and government representatives, which were expected to begin mid-November, are yet to take place.

17 Nov 2015 description


  • Heightened food insecurity expected throughout Sudan due to projected below-average crop yields

  • USAID/FFP emergency food commodities arrives in Port Sudan

  • CERF allocates more than $15 million to North Darfur


16 Nov 2015 description


  • Drought conditions affecting pasture and water availability in most pastoral and agro-pastoral areas

  • Mixed prospects for 2015 main “meher” cereal crops

  • Cereal prices easing in October with beginning of “meher” crop harvest, while prices of livestock products and vegetables remain high

  • Food security conditions sharply deteriorated in recent months due to drought conditions

12 Nov 2015 description
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• As of 4 November, 227 suspected cases of severe dengue fever were reported in Darfur.

• As of 1 November, 3,438 measles cases, with 71 deaths, were reported in Sudan.

• In Central Jebel Marra, 4,190 IDPs who returned to their home areas are in need of humanitarian assistance.

• With the late start of the rains and delayed harvest, the lean season will continue into early November, according to FEWS NET.

• In Blue Nile State, the number of food insecure people has increased as a result of increased staple food prices.

11 Nov 2015 description

Key Findings and Issues (Briefly discuss key findings)

The analysis was conducted at the locality level. One state was not classified due to lack of information, (West Kordofan). The current classification ranges between phases 1 – 3. The main livelihood systems are: pastoral and agro pastoral which are directly affected by the rainy season.

11 Nov 2015 description

Stricte vigilance requise en Afrique du nord-ouest, dans la Corne de l'Afrique et au Yémen

11 novembre 2015, Rome – Les pluies inhabituellement fortes et généralisées qui sont tombées récemment dans le nord-ouest de l’Afrique, la Corne de l'Afrique et au Yémen pourraient favoriser la reproduction des criquets pèlerins, avertit aujourd'hui la FAO, soulignant qu’une surveillance étroite est nécessaire au cours des six prochains mois pour empêcher les insectes de former des essaims destructeurs.

11 Nov 2015 description

Strict vigilance required in northwest Africa, the Horn of Africa and Yemen

11 November 2015, Rome - Unusually heavy and widespread rains that fell recently in northwest Africa, the Horn of Africa and Yemen could favour Desert Locust breeding, FAO warned today, stressing that close monitoring is needed over the next six months to prevent the insects from forming destructive swarms.

10 Nov 2015 description


This report has been developed collectively with humanitarian partners in the region to inform preparedness and advocacy efforts to mitigate and manage humanitarian risk in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes region . It presents a four-month trend analysis from June to September 2015 and a humanitarian outlook from October to December 2015. It is the second report in the series and updates the previous scenario report which was published in May 2015.