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
08/20/2012 21:00 GMT
ROME, Aug 20, 2012 (AFP) - A Maltese coast guard vessel on Monday rescued some 80 migrants from a heavily overcrowded dinghy after being alerted by an Italian navy helicopter, the Italian navy said.
The dinghy, which was detected by a navy helicopter around 70 nautical miles (130 kilometres, 81 miles) southwest of Malta, is one of several boats arriving in Italy and Malta from North Africa in recent days with hundreds of migrants.
The migrants were all transferred to the Maltese vessel in open sea.
03 July 2012
“Somalia will soon be reaching the historic date of 20 August, a demarcation line after 8 years of translation, with the prospect of a government and parliament in a constitutional framework that is both definite and inclusive”. This was the comment by Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi at the press conference with the Somali Premier Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, after the meeting of the Contact Group on Somalia.
The Italian Cooperation is launching a new 1.3 million euro post-emergency program in the South and the South-East of Ethiopia, focusing on areas affected by recurrent adverse climatic events and, in some cases, subject to refugee flows from neighboring countries.
The five areas identified within three Regional States, Oromia, SNNPR and Somali, are characterized by a chronic shortage of potable water and adequate sanitation facilities. Such condition is often exacerbated by drought events which are particularly intense in the dry-lands of the Horn of Africa.
15 December 2011
In response to the healthcare emergency in Mogadishu, the Italian Cooperation is supporting the Somali NGO Young Doctors Association (SOYDA) to provide healthcare to women and children refugees in the camps set up in the Waberi and Dharkenley districts of Mogadishu. SOYDA has trained healthcare staff and activated two mobile clinics that treat an average of 230 patients daily.
Every year, the plight and needs of many of the world’s most vulnerable people are described in the Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP). This year’s CAP spans 18 countries and outlines needs across key sectors.
The 2012 CAP clearly highlights that food insecurity continues to be compounded by protracted crisis situations, more frequent natural disasters, conflict, volatile food prices, harsh economic conditions and climate change.
Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Melissa Fleming – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 6 décembre 2011 au Palais des Nations à Genève.
The second phase of the DGCS initiative in Ethiopia began with the publication of guidelines for the formulation and presentation of NGO proposals. The project is concerned with risk reduction in the sectors of water, sanitation, environment and health. On 4 August 2011, given the worsening crisis in that country, and following the Ethiopian government’s appeal to the international community for humanitarian assistance, the DGCS approved a total of €1.3 million in refinancing for the Aid 9386 emergency fund.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE
HIGH COMMISSIONER’S PROGRAMME
3 – 7 October 2011
Agenda Item 5 (a)
Mr. Chair, Ladies and Gentlemen,
This statement has been drafted in consultation with, and is delivered on behalf of, a wide range of NGOs and aims to reflect the diversity of views within the NGO community.
Rome 18 August 2011
Minister Frattini and Italian Development Cooperation remain on high alert over the plight of the population affected by famine and drought in the Horn of Africa. A new humanitarian flight to send urgent supplies to the region takes off this evening from the United Nations Humanitarian Depot in Brindisi.
03 August 2011