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27 Aug 2015 description

KEY MESSAGES

• Protracted is the new normal. The majority of today’s humanitarian crises are protracted in nature. More than 90 per cent of humanitarian appeals last longer than three years and the average length of a humanitarian appeal is now seven years. About 89 per cent of humanitarian funding from OECD DAC members goes to crises lasting from the medium to the long term.

11 Aug 2015 description
Horn of Africa -version 3
Technical annex - version 3

AMOUNT: EUR 92 000 000

0. MAJOR CHANGE SINCE THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

Second modification as of 10/07/2015

The regional spill-over of the conflict situation in Yemen has been affecting Djibouti and Somalia resulting in an influx of refugees and returnees into both countries. Both in Djibouti and Somalia, local capacities are stretched to the limits.

29 Jul 2015 description

Diaspora groups are already heavily involved in development activities in their home countries. A recently launched innovative project explores how they act as providers of humanitarian aid and improve coordination mechanisms between Diasporas and conventional humanitarian aid providers.

27 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

  • While the overall nutrition situation is showing improvement in coastal, North West and South East Counties with an expected decrease in the acutely malnourished children requiring treatment, the nutrition situation is expected to worsen in Isiolo, Garissa, Mandera and Wajir counties as a result of poor rains. The total caseload for acutely malnourished children requiring treatment in the ASAL and urban areas is expected to decrease from 304,083 as of February 2015 driven by improvements observed across ASAL counties.

23 Jul 2015 description

By Jonathan Fowler

YAOUNDE, 22 July 2015 – African governments have begun sketching out a continent-wide plan to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, a 15-year global pact that seeks to rein in the impact of natural and man-made hazards.

On the eve of a key ministerial gathering in Cameroon’s capital Yaoundé, experts from across the continent probed ways to make sure that Africa’s disaster risk reduction dovetails with the Sendai Framework.

20 Jul 2015 description

OVERVIEW

Priority Needs

• Acute food insecurity and high levels of malnutrition: 3 million people are in need of life-saving assistance and livelihood support, of which 731,000 are unable to meet their basic food requirements. 203,000 children are acutely malnourished, with around 38,000 of these children at risk of death without health and nutrition support.

17 Jun 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Global response in 2014

UNICEF and partners responded to 294 humanitarian situations of varying scales in 98 countries in 2014. This includes large-scale Level 3 responses for the crises in the Central African Republic, Iraq, the Philippines, South Sudan, the Syrian Arab Republic and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Some of the major highlights from 2014 include:

• UNICEF Country Offices responded to 294 humanitarian situations of varying scales in 98 countries. This includes the response to six Level 3 emergencies;

03 Jun 2015 description

Delivering aid in a time of massive crises

More than 1 million people in the Horn of Africa, South Sudan and Yemen received direct assistance from NRC in 2014, shows the new annual report for 2014.

03 Jun 2015 description
Horn of Africa​ - version 2
Technical annex - version 2

AMOUNT: EUR 89 000 000

0. MAJOR CHANGE SINCE THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

First modification as of 08/05/2015

The crisis in South Sudan has triggered the displacement of thousands of people in the neighbouring countries of Ethiopia (204 000), Kenya (45 800) and Uganda (147 300). In total, according to UNHCR, over 530 000 people have crossed into those three countries since 15 December 2013.

21 May 2015 description

In this issue

Building Flood Resilience Page 2
Mapping Invasive Prosopis Page 3
Feature: Land Degradation Page 4 - 5
SWALIM News in Brief Page 5
SWALIM Capacity Building
Borama Academic Open Day Page 6
New SWALIM Website Page 7
Capacity Needs Assessment Study for Line Ministries Page 8
Building a Sustainable Climate Data Monitoring System Page 9
Pictorial Page 10

12 May 2015 description

The 2014 Annual report of the ICRC is an account of field activities conducted worldwide. Activities are part of the organization's mandate to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war, and to promote respect for international humanitarian law.

Facts and figures

26.2 million people had access to water and sanitation improved.
Read more on water and shelter.

9.12 million people were provided with basic aid such as food.
Read more on aid distribution.

08 May 2015 description

After two years in Somalia, Philippe Lazzarini, the UN Deputy Special Representative for Somalia, moves onto his next posting in Beirut, Lebanon. On the eve of his departure from Somalia, we sat down with him to get his insights about the future of a country that is trying to rebuild following two decades of civil war.

Read the full story on OCHA

30 Apr 2015 description

Overview

Throughout 2014, the regional office continued working in 15 countries in Eastern Africa and Indian Ocean Islands; Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Comoros, Seychelles, Mauritius, Rwanda and Burundi. The regional office supported the development of 6 emergency appeals and 15 DREFs in response to floods, disease outbreaks, terror attacks and population movement in Comoros, Madagascar, Seychelles, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda.

20 Apr 2015 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) has immediately responded and will request in the coming days for assistance through International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) international disaster response mechanisms.

The situation

20 Apr 2015 description

Key messages

  • Kenya is a disaster-prone country in need of strengthened emergency preparedness and response capacities.

  • The number of food insecure people has increased from 1.3 million in the beginning of 2014, to now 1.5 million. This is due to the two successive poor rain seasons compounded by localised conflict and high food prices.

  • Insecurity and the associated disruption of markets and income earning opportunities are likely to further worsen the food security and nutrition situation.