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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

16 Nov 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

NUEVA YORK/GINEBRA, 10 de noviembre de 2015 – Alrededor de 11 millones de niños corren el riesgo de sufrir los efectos del hambre, las enfermedades y la falta de agua en África oriental y meridional como consecuencia de un aumento de la fuerza del fenómeno de El Niño, que también está causando sequías e inundaciones en varias zonas de Asia, el Pacífico y América Latina, advirtió UNICEF el martes.

11 Nov 2015 description

Parts of northern Somalia and areas along the Juba and Shabelle River basins in Somalia have experienced heavy rains following the start of the Deyr rains on 7 October. The rainfall forecast and the current river levels indicate a high risk of flooding along the middle and lower reaches of Shabelle, and high risk of flooding in the lower reaches of Juba River. The El Niño conditions come amid an already fragile humanitarian situation, where about 4.9 million people are in need of life-saving and livelihood support.

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.

07 Nov 2015 description
report UN Radio

Listen to the News

The number of people who do not have enough to eat in East Africa could rise by more than 80 per cent in the coming months due to weather variations brought on by the climatic event known as El Niño. The UN estimates that more than 22 million people in the region might need food assistance in the first quarter of 2016; up from 12 million at the start of this year.

02 Nov 2015 description

WORKING DRAFT (11 November 2015)

Background and purpose

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has as its Strategic Objective 5 to “Increase the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises”. In support of its national counterparts, FAO aims to address the current and future needs of vulnerable people affected by the 2015‒2016 El Niño event.

02 Nov 2015 description


The IASC Alert, Early Warning and Readiness report is produced bi-annually as an inter-agency effort by the Task Team on Preparedness and Resilience (TTPR) for IASC member agencies. The report highlights serious risks that were either identified as being of particular strategic operational concern or as having a high probability and impact on humanitarian needs. In addition to collaboratively assembling the report, the report includes an analysis of the state of readiness, prepared by OCHA, which is compared against each risk.

30 Oct 2015 description

30 October 2015, Mogadishu – WHO is working closely with the Federal Ministry of Health of Somalia in order to prepare for any possible health emergencies resulting from the El Niño climate phenomenon expected to hit some countries of the Region in 2015, including Somalia. WHO and partner United Nations agencies have developed contingency plans and are scaling up preparedness activities, including pre-positioning of aid supplies in areas most likely to be affected by flooding.

30 Oct 2015 description
report CARE

Inondation, sécheresse : les impacts climatiques du phénomène El Niño risquent de s'intensifier en cette fin d'année et en 2016. CARE agit dès aujourd'hui pour protéger les communautés les plus vulnérables et leur permettre de s'adapter à ces bouleversements climatiques.

Les impacts du phénomène climatique El Niño pourraient affecter 20 millions de personnes dans les prochains mois.

23 Oct 2015 description


  • Continued food insecurity in parts of northern Kenya results in nearly 1.1 million people requiring emergency food assistance

  • U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert F. Godec reissues disaster declaration due to deteriorating nutrition and food security conditions

  • The USG provides more than $142 million in humanitarian assistance to Kenya in FY 2015

23 Oct 2015 description

Key messages

  1. The number of food insecure people in the region is expected to increase by 83 per cent, from approximately 12 million people at the start of 2015, to 22.1 million people by the start of 2016. In addition, between 2.7 million and 3.5 million people could be affected by oods.

  2. In Ethiopia, food and nutrition needs have already increased from 2.9 million at the beginning of 2015 to 8.2 million today. Some 15 million people will likely require food assistance in early 2016.

20 Oct 2015 description

In this issue:

The health response to the humanitarian crises in the Central African Republic and Somalia. The World Humanitarian Day campaign provides an opportunity to say thanks to humanitarian health workers.
Central African

Situation Highlights - CAR

20 Oct 2015 description

Naivasha (Kenya), 20-10-2015: The Director of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development Climate Prediction and Application Center (IGAD CPAC), Dr. Guleid Artan, this morning opened the Regional Consultative Meeting of Member States on the impending El Niño impacts and preparation for early actions in the presence of the Guest of Honor from the Kenyan Government, representatives from development partners – USAID, the World Bank, the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), and the European Commission for Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection (ECHO).

19 Oct 2015 description

DFID's country offices are playing a key role to ensure help is available for those suffering as a result of El Niño

What is El Niño?

El Niño is a natural climate phenomenon that happens roughly every four years, linked to abnormally high ocean temperatures in the central and eastern Pacific. It increases the risk of extreme weather from droughts to floods to cyclones.

08 Oct 2015 description

― October 8th 2015 ― El Niño conditions are expected to severely hit Somalia during this year’s September to December rainy season (Deyr rainfall). This is likely to lead to a wetter than normal season with a very high risk of flooding in parts of the country. Members of the Somalia NGO Consortium have today warned that the effects of the increased rains will further deteriorate an already desperate humanitarian situation in Somalia. Between 500,000 - 900,000 people living alongside the Shabelle and Juba rivers are at risk of being affected by flooding.

02 Oct 2015 description

In this issue

Study on Flood and Irrigation Control Systems in Middle Shabelle........Page 9
El Nino in Somalia........Page 2
Land Mapping to Support Land Policy in Somaliland........Page 3
Information Open Days........Page 4
Feature: Minitoring Using Remote Sensing........Page 5 - 6
Ceel Waaq Hydrogeology Study........Page 7
Data Centres in Mogadishu........Page 8
Pictorial........Page 10

01 Oct 2015 description
report Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief Worldwide has today published its annual report for 2014, which gives details of income and expenditure – and the positive impact achieved for millions of vulnerable people.

In 2014, our total global income reached £182 million – a growth of £62 million since 2012 – and voluntary income rose to a record high of 79 per cent of our total income. This year saw even more spending carried out directly through our field offices worldwide.

01 Oct 2015 description

From the director

2014 was a devastating year with record numbers of people living in internal displacement induced by conflict, violence, disasters and natural hazards. Meeting the immense needs generated by these calamities remains one of the most challenging humanitarian tasks faced by the international community in modern times. To address these serious situations, IDMC in 2014 published 20 country overviews, 2 global reports, 8 thematic/technical reports, 32 blogs, 8 briefing/discussion papers, 22 submissions to human rights bodies.

24 Sep 2015 description

El nuevo informe de la Federación solicita un mayor reconocimiento y apoyo a los actores humanitarios locales

Publicado: 24 septiembre 2015 Los actores locales muchas veces son los más eficaces en la ejecución de operaciones humanitarias. No obstante, a pesar de desempeñar un papel crítico, deben luchar por atraer los fondos y el apoyo que precisan.