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03 Feb 2016 description
  • Gambella region in Ethiopia is hosting more than 260 000 South Sudanese refugees. The region is also regularly affected by internal displacement.
  • The situation in Gambella town is tense at the moment after several security incidents linked to inter-ethnic clashes involving Nuer and Anuak ethnic groups. The conflict erupted on 20 January, initially in Gambella town and Itang woreda. However, tensions and clashes expanded to other areas. The situation is unpredictable and clashes may continue for weeks to come.
29 Jan 2016 description

15,517,531 Total number of displaced people in African countries

3,975,947 Total number of refugees

11,541,584 Total number of Internally Displaced People

134,492 Total sea arrivals in 2015 from African countries to Europe (Greece, Italy, Spain and Malta)

21 Jan 2016 description

Alors que la Corne de l’Afrique connaît toujours une multitude de crises, qu'il s'agisse de cycles récurrents de conflits ou de catastrophes naturelles, touchant des millions de personnes, l’UE a annoncé qu'elle accorderait une aide humanitaire de 77 millions d’euros à cette région en 2016.

21 Jan 2016 description

With the Horn of Africa continuing to face a multitude of crises from recurrent cycles of conflict to natural disasters, affecting millions of people, the EU has today announced €77 million in humanitarian aid for the region in 2016.

The Horn of Africa region is hosting some 1.7 million refugees. More than half a million live in Kenya.

23 Dec 2015 description

Key messages

  • Ethiopia is currently experiencing a severe drought due to two consecutive poor rainy seasons. 10.2 million people are in need of emergency assistance. It is one of the countries most affected by the El Nino phenomenon.

21 Dec 2015 description
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Technical Annex

Fourth modification as of 18/12/2015

Despite the signature of the peace and power sharing agreement in South Sudan in August 2015, humanitarian needs continue to increase. In the conflict affected areas, the provision of basic services remains almost entirely under humanitarian aid and the livelihoods and coping mechanisms have drastically deteriorated.

21 Dec 2015 description

Brussels, 21 December 2015

With nearly 4 million people estimated unable to meet their food needs, South Sudan is on the brink of famine

18 Dec 2015 description
Horn of Africa -version 5
Technical Annex - version 5

AMOUNT: EUR 93 000 000


Fourth modification as of 16/12/2015

A shift between the specific objectives of the Financing Decision is necessary in order to adapt to the current humanitarian situation, which results in the following new breakdown of the HIP budget, namely EUR 80 050 000 under Man-made crises and EUR 12 950 000 under Natural disasters.

Third modification as of 15/10/2015

17 Dec 2015 description

Bruxelles, le 16 décembre 2015

La Commission européenne porte son budget d'aide humanitaire à un niveau record alors que les besoins dans ce domaine devraient atteindre un sommet historique à l'échelle mondiale en 2016.

16 Dec 2015 description

As global humanitarian needs are set to reach a historic high in 2016, the European Commission is stepping up its humanitarian budget to record levels.

27 Nov 2015 description

Key messages

  • More than 10 years since the start of the Darfur conflict, violence and insecurity continue to cause displacement, despite the Doha Peace Agreement1 . More than 2.5 million people live internally displaced in Darfur due to the fighting between government forces and rebel groups and intertribal conflict. Since the beginning of the year, 223 000 people were uprooted from their homes.

25 Nov 2015 description

Key messages

  • One of the world's worst man-made humanitarian crises continues to unfold in South Sudan. After more than 20 months of fighting, a peace agreement was signed in August, but there is still no sign of peace in the country.

  • More than 2.2 million people are displaced due to the civil war. They have fled both within South Sudan and to neighbouring countries. The majority of refugees are children.

25 Nov 2015 description
  • The overall nutrition situation remains critical with Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) prevalence above the emergency thresholds in the conflict affected areas. More than 230 000 children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM).
  • An estimated 30 000 people in Unity State who are already experiencing catastrophic food insecurity are of extreme concern. The situation could potentially deteriorate into famine unless urgent humanitarian assistance can be provided.
28 Oct 2015 description

South Sudan’s recent peace deal intends to end the brutal violence that has torn the world’s youngest country apart, ravaged its economy and left over two million people displaced. The humanitarian situation is one of the world’s worst. The EU has so far responded by providing more than one third of all humanitarian financing to South Sudan in 2015. This funding supports dozens of humanitarian partners who ensure life-saving aid and protection in the most difficult of circumstances. One family’s story brings home the tragedy so many others are living day in day out.

21 Oct 2015 description

Key messages

  • Kenya is prone to disasters and in need of strengthening its emergency preparedness and response capacity. The El Niño weather phenomenon is expected to cause severe flooding and drought in many parts of the country. Violence between clans competing for resources is a regular occurrence leading to population displacements.

05 Oct 2015 description
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Khartoum, Sudan 05th October 2015: The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) has contributed €2 million euros to UNICEF Sudan to help refugees and internally displaced people in Sudan, 60 per cent of whom are children.

30 Sep 2015 description

Central America - Food Insecurity
• Guatemala - a food insecure population of 1 to 2.49 million people from February until next main harvest in August 2016.
• Honduras, many poor households will have very limited maize reserves after the 2015 drought and will be facing a food crisis by March.
• El Salvador & Nicaragua - the number of people affected is lower but still of concern with critical numbers being reached from March 2016.

28 Sep 2015 description
Sudan and South Sudan - version 4
Technical Annex - version 4

0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP Third modification as of 11/09/2015

South Sudan: