covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea/Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.
New Arrivals: According to the data compiled by the UNHCR and partners during the month of September 2012, an estimated 8,382 people arrived on Yemen’s shores, with the largest movement of 5,530 people moving from Djibouti, representing 66% of the total arrivals.
Despite the general delay in the start of season, dry conditions have eased significantly in many parts of the eastern Horn following the onset of rains in April in parts of Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Djibouti, and Uganda. These rains have mitigated the impacts of typical January‐March dryness on pasture and water availability. Sudan and South Sudan remain seasonably dry.
Reaffirming its commitment and support, the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany signed an agreement with IGAD to enhance the capacity of the organization to achieve its mandate and increase drought resilience in the region.
The Executive Secretary of IGAD, Eng. Mahboub Maalim, who signed the agreement in the presence of Mr. Mathias Richter, The Chargé d'affaires of the German Embassy of Djibouti, underlined the long friendship and cooperation between IGAD and Germany.
Food availability in the two states of Blue Nile and South Kordofan is forecasted to be significantly reduced with disruptions to the major cropping season, following renewed fighting between government troops and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N).
On 26 August 2011, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Surapong Tovichakchaikul, Minister of Foreign Affairs, presented USD 50,000 to the World Food Programme (WFP) through Mr. Kenro Oshidari, Regional Director of WFP Thailand, to assist countries in the Horn of Africa, which have been imperiled by famine.
The Horn of Africa region is facing one of the driest years since 1950/51, causing a food crisis that has escalated into famine in parts of southern Somalia. At the end of July 2011, some 12.4 million people are in need of urgent assistance to not only save their lives, but also to recover their livelihoods, ensure their food security does not deteriorate further in the next six months, and start to build their resilience in order to mitigate the impact of future crises of this nature.
Les populations de l’Est de l’Afrique font face à l’une des pires périodes de sécheresse depuis des décennies. Ce sont 12 millions de personnes qui sont aujourd’hui directement menacées par l’impact du changement climatique et la menace d’une crise alimentaire dramatique, sans eau, sans moyens de survie, dans le sud de la Somalie, au Kenya, ainsi qu’en Ethiopie et à Djibouti.
More than 10 million people are suffering the effects of the most serious drought in 60 years in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda.
UNICEF estimates that there are 480,000 severely malnourished children in drought affected Kenya, Somalia Ethiopia, and Djibouti, with a third of children under five in southern Somalia malnourished. In Kenya, more than 3.5 million people in the northern and north-eastern regions are without food and water.
The drought afflicting the Horn of Africa region has left millions at the mercy of hunger, threatening the livelihoods of farmers and pastoralists, and putting the lives of hundreds of thousands of children at risk. Protecting the brains and bodies of young children, and pregnant and lactating women through special nutritional food is our top priority.
WFP Spokesman, David Orr, on his return from Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya this week:
“I met Somali women and children who had walked for weeks to reach the safety of refugee camps in Kenya. They were exhausted, in poor health, and the children were severely malnourished. Drought combined with conflict, and rising food prices is forcing millions into hunger and WFP is providing a lifeline.”
WFP Spokeswoman, Judith Schuler, on the situation in Dolo Ado refugee camp, southern Ethiopia this week:
June 30, 2011 - Los Angeles, Calif - Severe droughts in the Horn of Africa brought on by consecutive dry rainy seasons, have inflicted wide scale crop failure and food insecurity on already resource-poor communities struggling to survive in the region. International Medical Corps is preparing for an emerging humanitarian crisis in refugee camps in the Somali Region of Ethiopia.
29 juin 2011 – Alors que près de neuf millions de personnes sont dans une situation d'insécurité alimentaire dans la Corne de l'Afrique provoquée principalement par une sécheresse sans précédent, la Directrice exécutive du Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM), Josette Sheeran, a appelé la communauté internationale à agir déplorant le manque de ressources pour répondre à l'urgence.
Desperate hunger is looming across the Horn of Africa and threatening the lives of millions who are struggling to survive in the face of rising food prices and conflict.
Around 9 million people – many of them women and children – now require humanitarian assistance across Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya and parts of Uganda. The World Food Programme is aiming to feed more than 6 million of the most vulnerable, but resources are thin and at the very moment that we should be ramping up operations, we have been scaling back some programmes in Ethiopia and Somalia.
An estimated 10 million people across the Horn of Africa are facing a severe food crisis following a prolonged drought in the region, with child malnutrition rates in some areas twice the emergency threshold amid high food prices that have left families desperate, the United Nations reported today.
In some areas of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia and Uganda, drought conditions are the worst in 60 years, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in an update.
NAIROBI, 28 June 2011 (IRIN) - Eastern Africa is experiencing what has been described as the "most severe food crisis in the world today", with at least 10 million people affected in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
Somalia is one of the hardest-hit countries in the region, with deaths reported in some areas amid alarming malnutrition levels.
Somalia is the country generating the highest number of refugees in the world, after Afghanistan and Iraq. As of the end of May 2011 there were 750,572 Somali refugees, mainly hosted in Kenya, Yemen, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Tanzania and Uganda and almost 1.5 million Somalis internally displaced within the country, settled mainly in the South-Central region.