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30 Apr 2006 description

1.0 Introduction

1.1 Every country in the world strives to achieve food security. What makes food security in Somalia an enormous challenge is the multitude of hazards and their complex interactions that impede such an outcome. From 15 years of civil war to an arid climate plagued with successive droughts. From a population devoid of education and health services to the deliberate destruction of irrigation, roads and productive infrastructure.

28 Apr 2006 description
report European Commission


LOCALISED DELAYS IN PLANTING FOR THE 2006 MAIZE CROPING SEASON

Overall, the 2006 maize crop season started on time in the southern part of the region (Uganda and Kenya). In Amahara and eastern Oromiya regions of Ethiopia maize planting is having a delay of 4 dekads. In Rift Valley, the most important maize production province of Kenya, maize was planted with more than 2 dekads of delay (Fig. 1).

28 Apr 2006 description

2.1 Million Somalis in Urgent Need of Assistance

28 Apr 2006 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)

28 Apr 2006 description

This week's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Education, Food, Health, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Occupied Palestinian Territories (2) Pakistan

(C) East & Central Africa: (1) Congo (2) Congo, DR (3) Eritrea (4) Ethiopia (5) Rwanda (6) Somalia (7) Sudan (8) Tanzania (9) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Cote d'Ivoire (2) Guinea (3) Niger

(E) Southern Africa:

27 Apr 2006 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The drought affecting the Horn of Africa and the cumulative effect of successive years of poor rains, coupled in some cases with conflict and civil unrest, is threatening the livelihoods of 15 million people, mostly pastoralists who depend on livestock and agriculture for their way of life. Pastoralists and agro-pastoralists are extremely poor and, with few coping strategies, remain particularly vulnerable to famine.

27 Apr 2006 description
report CARE

Emergency response must be stepped up, says CARE International