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
Ottawa―The results of Canada's commitments to developing countries are now easier to access after Canada's Minister of International Cooperation, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, released the Development for Results 2010-2011 report today.
Apr 6, 2012
InterAction’s latest publication, Choose to Invest in Development and Humanitarian Relief FY2013, outlines key funding recommendations for the U.S. government to support accounts in the federal budget. This strong investment will make great strides to reduce global poverty, tackle environmental challenges and increase peacekeeping efforts to support stability and security.
Humanitarian aid workers must do more to care for the needs of people with disabilities during emergencies, the UN humanitarian chief, Valerie Amos, has said.
In the keynote address to the fifth International Shafallah Forum in Doha, Qatar, Ms. Amos said that while “the challenges facing people with disabilities in conflict and natural disaster rarely make the headlines… we must find ways to meet everyone’s needs.”
More people require emergency assistance as the drought worsens
The number of people needing emergency assistance in Djibouti, Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia has increased from about 11.5 million in mid-July 2011 to about 12.42 million. These increases have been mainly due to new arrivals of refugees from Somalia who are fleeing into neighbouring countries in pursuit of humanitarian assistance.