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
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSARG) released $41.53 million from the Disaster Relief Fund in the year ending March 31, 2012 to support government authorities and various relief organisations in providing early relief to victims of major disasters which occurred outside Hong Kong.
The Government has accepted the advice of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee and approved a grant of $3 million from the Disaster Relief Fund to Oxfam Hong Kong to undertake relief projects for drought victims in Ethiopia.
Announcing the grant today (August 25), a Government spokesman said that the Committee hoped the grant would help provide relief to drought victims in Ethiopia.
The Government has accepted the advice of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee and approved two grants from the Disaster Relief Fund totalling $6 million to World Vision Hong Kong to undertake relief projects for drought victims in Ethiopia and Kenya.
Announcing the grants today (August 3), a government spokesman said that the Committee hoped the two grants - each of $3 million - would help provide relief to the drought victims in the two countries.