The Horn of Africa crisis of 2011-2012 affected 13 million people. The main focus of the crisis was across southern Ethiopia, south-central Somalia and northern Kenya. Regional drought came on top of successive bad rains and rising inflation. It ramped up a chronic livelihoods crisis into a tipping point of potential disaster by putting extreme pressure on food prices, livestock survival, and water and food availability. Armed conflict across the region compounded chronic ecological and economic vulnerability, which escalated the crisis and limited people’s survival and recovery choices. (IASC Real-Time Evaluation of the Humanitarian Response to the Horn of Africa Drought Crisis in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya - Synthesis Report)
Appeals & Funding
- Djibouti Appel global 2013
- Ethiopia Humanitarian Requirements 2013
- Kenya Emergency Humanitarian Response Plan 2013
- Somalia Consolidated Appeal 2013-15
Note: Contains two pages
Understanding this map
This map illustrates the degree of difficulty faced by humanitarian agencies working in Somalia with an analysis made at district level. It is not a reflection of the physical presence of humanitarian partners or of the volume of humanitarian assistance provided in each district.
Somalia is a complex emergency where its people have experienced conﬂict, ﬂoods, drought, food shortages and at times famine. Through the clusters, humanitarian actors provide support for basic services in the areas of food security, protection, nutrition, shelter, health, water and sanitation and education. Below is a graphic overview of humanitarian intervention coverage and the gaps identiﬁed across the clusters for the month of June.
The Nutrition Cluster’s objectives were to provide treatment for acutely malnourished children and pregnant and lactating women; to address the underlying causes of acute and chronic malnutrition while addressing micronutrient deficiencies through a basic nutrition services package. Partner training in the management of acute malnutrition and the delivery of quality nutrition services was a pivotal element of the cluster’s response.
The cluster was among the best funded receiving 104% of its CAP funding of $133.5 million with CHF contributing 7%.