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Ethiopia + 1 other
Ethiopia: Drought - Emergency appeal n° MDRET010 Final Report

Summary: On 5 August 2011 IFRC and ERCS launched the Preliminary Drought Emergency Appeal for CHF 10,978,250 to assist 165,000 beneficiaries with humanitarian assistance over 6 months. To address increasing needs at the time, the appeal was revised on 26 September 2011 to 28,408,085 CHF (25,408,085 CHF plus 3,000,000 CHF for bilateral emergency response support) to assist approximately 570,000 beneficiaries over 12 months in Oromia, Afar and Somali regions.

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Kenya + 6 others
East Africa faces up to drought threat

By Denis McClean

NAIROBI, March 31 - UNISDR today welcomed the outcome of East Africa’s Second Drought Resilience Summit as an important contribution to next month’s Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction and preparing for a future in which climate change will amplify existing stress on water availability in Africa.

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Yemen + 6 others
Water in the Arab world: From droughts to flood, building resilience against extremes

Report
World Bank

The Middle East and North Africa is the most water scarce region in the world, and its water stress is likely to worsen. Governments are now under pressure to implement disaster risk management plans.

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Kenya Education Cluster Annual Report 2013

Education was interrupted and school time lost in areas affected by disasters such as conflict, floods and drought in Kenya. These disasters put many children at risk, exposing them to dangerous and rapidly changing situations. The education cluster was reactivated in 2013, and carried out several activities to strengthen emergency preparedness and response so as to ensure continuity of education in emergencies

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Niger + 1 other
Confronting Crisis: Transforming lives through improved resilience

Concern Worldwide’s learning from the Sahel and the Horn of Africa September 2013

Introduction

This paper suggests that building community resilience to food and nutrition crises is key to promoting a sustainable development agenda in drought prone regions. It argues that, in order to reverse trends of chronic poverty and malnutrition, radical change is needed in domestic and donor policy. This includes fully integrating disaster preparedness, risk reduction and resilience strategies within development policies.

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Somalia + 5 others
Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) 2013 Horn of Africa (ECHO/-HF/BUD/2013/91000) Last update: 23/10/2013 Version 4

  1. MAJOR CHANGE SINCE THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

In order to match the needs and current context in the Horn of Africa, it was decided to enable a transfer of EUR 1 900 000 from the Food Aid Budget Line to the Humanitarian Aid Budget Line.

This change aims at better reflecting the realities of the projects selected in the different countries.

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Kenya: Complex Emergency Appeal (MDRKE023) Final Report

Period covered by this Final Report: June 2012 until June 2013.

Appeal target (current): CHF 20,419,397

Appeal coverage: 5%

Appeal history:

· This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 11 June 2012 for CHF 20,419,397 for 12 months to assist 465,844 beneficiaries.

· A DREF (MDRKE022) of CHF 314,208 was allocated in May 2012 from the IFRC DREF to support provision of immediate support to 20,892 persons displaced by floods in West Kenya, Rift Valley and Coast.

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World + 6 others
Cost-Benefit Analysis of the African Risk Capacity Facility

Governments play a key role in supporting populations affected by natural disasters, including rebuilding infrastructure to ensure continued services and scaling-up public safety nets to prevent widespread hunger and poverty. However, the traditional approach of limiting greater spending to the aftermath of a disaster has many drawbacks. External support from bilateral or multilateral donors can be slow and unreliable. Private sector reinsurance can be prohibitively expensive.

International Food Policy Research Institute:

Copyright © International Food Policy Research Institute

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Ethiopia + 2 others
Ethiopia: Drought (MDRET010): Operation update n°7

Period covered by this Ops Update: 5 February 2013 to 30 of June 2013.

Appeal target (current): CHF 12,258,425

Appeal coverage: 85%

Appeal history:

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Consolidated Appeal for Somalia 2012 End Year Report

1. Executive Summary

Famine conditions were still present in parts of southern Somalia when the 2012 humanitarian appeal for Somalia was launched in December 2011. On 3 February 2012, the famine was declared over, largely due to the delivery of aid under extremely difficult conditions and the exceptional harvest at the start of the year. With carry-over funding from 2011 and continued generous support in the months following the famine, humanitarian actors were able to build on the gains.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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ECHO Factsheet Djibouti (July 2013)

Having been displaced from their homes in rural areas, an estimated 200,000 people are living in the slums around Djibouti town with poor access to water or minimum sanitation facilities.

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Somalia + 2 others
Somalia Consolidated Appeal 2013-2015 Mid-Year Review 2013

1.Summary

The Somalia crisis remains one of the largest and most complex in the world. Moreover, a shortfall in funding jeopardizes efforts to build Somalis‟ resilience to shocks.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Somalia + 6 others
Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) 2013 Horn of Africa (ECHO/-HF/BUD/2013/91000) Last update: 1/07/2013 Version 3

0 . MAJOR CHANGE SINCE THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

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Kenya + 2 others
Mid-Year Review of the Emergency Humanitarian Response Plan for Kenya 2013

SUMMARY

Kenya held its first general elections under the new Constitution in March 2013. The elections were generally peaceful with only isolated incidences of election-related violence. The Government and humanitarian partners had adequately prepared for potential post-election violence through contingency planning and pre-positioning of essential supplies in strategic locations.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Somalia Common Humanitarian Fund CHF - Annual Report 2012

Foreword by the Humanitarian Coordinator

Dear Colleagues and Humanitarian Partners,

I am pleased to share with you the 2012 Annual Report of the Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in Somalia. This report provides an overview of donor contributions and funding allocations made during 2012 and presents a comprehensive set of achievements through the projects implemented by CHF Somalia partners.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Working towards sustainable development: 2012 Annual Report & Financial Statements

The year 2012 was a highly productive and strategically important one for our Country Office as well as for our key partners. With a continuing emphasis on bringing transformative change at the grass roots level to the most vulnerable communities across Kenya, we empowered them to build resilience from the ‘inside-out’ so that they could withstand the shocks of drought and economic crisis and bounce back with confidence.

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Kenya + 1 other
ECHO Factsheet Kenya – June 2013

Humanitarian situation and needs

Key messages

  • While the situation has improved in 2012 due to good rainfall and substantial aid, 1.1 million Kenyans are currently still in need of humanitarian assistance;

  • The humanitarian situation in Dadaab refugee camp, the biggest in the world, has been stable, with some gaps in shelter, protection, nutrition and food security. The security situation remains volatile and a constant threat to the protection of refugees and delivery of humanitarian assistance;