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18 Nov 2015 description

- Heavy precipitation triggers numerous floods across several provinces of Kenya.
- Suppressed seasonal rainfall continues to strengthen dryness throughout many regions in southern Africa.

1) Above-average seasonal rainfall has led to abovenormal river levels along the Shabelle and Jubba River basins. Although a reduction of precipitation has been observed during the middle of November, additional rains are expected to sustain the risk for flooding in the region.

11 Nov 2015 description

Enhanced rains and tropical cyclone activity sustains the risk of flooding during early November in East Africa.

Delayed seasonal rains continue to strengthen early season dryness throughout several parts of southern Africa

1) Persistent below-average rainfall since August over several bimodal areas of Ghana, Togo, and Benin led to strong moisture deficits and a degradation of ground conditions. However, increased rainfall since October has resulted in much improved ground conditions in the region.

29 Oct 2015 description

(New York, 29 October 2015): The head of Operations at the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, John Ging, has called for more help for people and communities who have faced years of crisis in Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia.

“Each of these countries faces a unique set of challenges,” said Mr. Ging. “But in each country, I spoke with people who have had to run from their homes again and again, fleeing successive waves of violence. I met children who have grown up never knowing peace and stability.

22 Oct 2015 description
report European Union

Summary: 21 October 2015, Brussels - Somalia remains one of the countries with the largest and most protracted displaced communities worldwide with 1.1 million internally displaced and almost 1 million refugees in the Horn of Africa region.

EU Cooperation in Somalia

EU is the largest donor in Somalia, both in terms of political engagement and financial and technical support or expertise, with more than €1.2 billion being provided since 2008.

15 Sep 2015 description
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Final GHACOF41_Statement.pdf

September to December (SOND) constitutes an important rainfall season over the equatorial sector of the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) region. The regional consensus climate outlook for the September to December 2015 rainfall season indicates increased likelihood of above normal to near normal rainfall over most of the equatorial parts of the GHA. Increased likelihood of near to below normal is indicated over much of the northern sector.

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

AMOUNT: EUR 92 000 000


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.

26 Jan 2015 description


The Horn of Africa comprising Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda covers approximately 5.2 million square kilometers with more than 65% of the land receiving less than 500mm of rainfall annually. This region is home to over 217 million people with diverse and rich culture, resources and opportunities which have enabled them to harness livelihoods over the years.

18 Dec 2014 description


• The “short rains” / “Deyr” season of late 2014 has had mixed performance across East Africa. Northeast Kenya and southern Somalia have been affected by persistently drier than average conditions since the early stages of the season. The onset of the season was delayed, while in the worst affected areas no growing season conditions were detected.

18 Nov 2014 description

Early-season rainfall deficits impact vegetation in southern Somalia and eastern Kenya

Key Messages

  • Drier-than-normal conditions persist in eastern Kenya and southern Somalia despite moderate to heavy rainfall in the first dekad of November.

  • Flooding over the Shabelle and Juba River Basins continued to damage crops and homesteads in southern Somalia and in the Dassench and Kangatom areas of the South Omo Zone of Ethiopia.

10 Nov 2014 description

The IFRC’s project on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in emergencies is well underway. Menstrual hygiene in emergency situations continues to be a great concern; although it is often overlooked and not addressed adequately. Though sanitary pads are not considered a life-saving item, they play a crucial role around important issues such as dignity, hygiene and health, education, protection and security of women and adolescent girls in emergencies.

08 Nov 2014 description
  1. Low and poorly distributed seasonal Deyr rains have led to growing moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions throughout several local areas of southern Somalia, eastern Kenya, and coastal Tanzania. The persistence of below-average rainfall in November is likely to reduce crop growth and limit the regeneration of pasture.

  2. Consistently above-average rainfall across parts of eastern Ethiopia have caused flooding downstream along the Juba and Shabelle River Basins in southern Somalia. Continued rainfall is expected to result in additional flooding.

28 Oct 2014 description
report UN News Service

27 octobre 2014 – Lors d'une visite lundi dans la Corne de l'Afrique, le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, le Président de la Banque mondiale, Jim Yong Kim, et des représentants de plusieurs organisations internationales et régionales de développement ont annoncé lundi une aide financière de 8 milliards de dollars au cours des prochaines années pour la région.

28 Oct 2014 description
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Regional initiative in support of the Horn of Africa

UN Secretary-General, WBG and IsDBG Presidents, and other Agency Heads Visit Region to Link Peace Efforts with Economic Progress

26 Sep 2014 description

25 September 2014

Hears Updates on Sri Lanka, Iraq, Cambodia, Yemen and Democratic Republic of Congo and Holds General Debate on Capacity Building and Technical Assistance

13 Aug 2014 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 13 August 2014 (IRIN) - Some 20 million people are facing acute food insecurity in eastern and central Africa, with most of them being at “crisis” and “emergency” levels, according to aid agencies. This figure compares unfavorably with 15.8 million people in July 2013.

The affected countries include Somalia, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Central Africa Republic (CAR), Sudan, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Tanzania.

01 Aug 2014 description

Staple Food Markets in East Africa: White maize is the main staple grain consumed in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. In Uganda, white maize is grown mainly as a commercial crop for export in the region. Imported rice is a major staple for Djibouti and Somalia, which mainly consume belem—the imported red rice. Tanzania is also a major producer and source of rice in the region while Kenya and Uganda are minor producers. Both red and white sorghum are produced and consumed in the region.

01 Aug 2014 description
Horn of Africa - version 2
Technical Annex - version 4

AMOUNT: EUR 94 000 000


In Somalia, the humanitarian situation today shows many parallels to the period ahead of the devastating 2011 drought that triggered a declaration of famine, which caused the excess deaths of 258 000 people the majority of them being children under five.

18 Jun 2014 description

East of Africa Overview

  • Food security: As of May 2014, nearly 17 million people are in Stressed, Crisis, and Emergency (IPC Phases 2, 3, and 4) acute food insecurity conditions in East Africa. Populations in the higher phases can be found in South Sudan, Sudan, eastern Ethiopia, Djibouti, southern Somalia, and northern Kenya (FEWSNET, 06/2014).