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Keeping pastoralist children in school in Ethiopia

Report
IRIN

ADDIS ABABA, 15 March 2013 (IRIN) - Thousands of children in the pastoral regions of Ethiopia are dropping out of school despite government and donor efforts to bring schools closer to them. Recurrent natural disasters such as drought and flooding, as well as inter-ethnic clashes, are major factors in school dropouts.

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Somalia + 6 others
Horn of Africa Drought Situation Report No. 17, October 2012

Report
World Bank

AT A GLANCE

  • An estimated 8 million people remain food insecure in the Horn of Africa. The majority of those in need of humanitarian assistance are in Somalia (2.12 million).

  • The general food security outlook for the Horn indicates that crop production should be favorable ahead of the end of the year harvests. Livelihood improvements still depend on how certain communities (especially pastoralists) are able to recover from the previous seasons’ poor crop production, loss of livestock and macro-economic shocks.

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Djibouti + 7 others
Mixed migration in the Horn of Africa and Yemen - October 2012

covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea/Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.

Djibouti

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Regional Food Security Situation and Outlook - November 2012

In this issue:

  • Regional Food Security Situation and Outlook - Key highlights from the FSNWG meeting November 15th
  • Hotspots to watch
  • Rainfall, flood and El Nino update
  • Market Analysis Sub-Group report on informal, regional trade in food commodities and OXFAM’s experience of engaging markets to promote business development in Turkana.
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Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 19 November 2012

Seasonal Outlook

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World + 42 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot, 12 to 19 November 2012

The Global Overview is a weekly update that provides a snapshot of current humanitarian priorities and recent events. The Global Overview collates information from a wide range of sources, including Reliefweb and media sources, and displays this information in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Kenya + 10 others
Humanitarian Bulletin Eastern Africa, Issue 18, 29 October - 12 November 2012

HIGHLIGHTS

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 05 November 2012

Flooding Update

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Ethiopia Food Security Outlook Update October 2012 to March 2013

The food security situation in the eastern part of the country remains stressed

KEY MESSAGES

  • Overall Meher production is expected to be near average, particularly in the western, surplus-producing areas. However, in some parts of the eastern, marginal, Meher-producing areas and in the Belg-dependent and sweet potato-producing areas in Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR), the harvest is expected to be below average due to soil moisture deficits, hailstorms, and flash flooding during the June to September Kiremt rainy season.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 08 October 2012

Food Security Update

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Somalia + 3 others
Eastern Africa : Floods affect tens of thousands

Report
IRIN

NAIROBI, 8 October 2012 (IRIN) - Above-average seasonal rains in parts of the East and Horn of Africa have affected tens of thousands of people, displacing families and restricting access to many in need, say humanitarian officials. The rains, coming ahead of a possible El Niño event, have prompted fears of further flooding.

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Somalia + 8 others
Humanitarian Bulletin Eastern Africa, Issue 15, 15 - 28 September 2012

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Region to experience improved food security prospects for the October- December period

  • Outbreak of cholera and hepatitis E virus reported in Kenya, Somalia and Sudan

  • Some 3,000 Congolese enter Uganda, fleeing fighting

  • Nutrition situation significantly improves in Dollo Ado refugee camps in Ethiopia

  • Number of food insecure declines marginally in Kenya

  • Increased police patrols deter insecurity in Tana Delta and Dadaab refugee complex in Kenya

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Somalia + 5 others
Horn of Africa Drought Situation Report No. 16

Report
World Bank

AT A GLANCE

  • The total number of food insecure people in the Horn of Africa is approximately 8 million people.
    The majority of those in need of humanitarian assistance are in Somalia (2.12 million).

  • The European Commission on Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) emphasizes that millions of people are still depending on international assistance for their daily sustenance and that funding is still needed, despite eased conditions.

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Somalia + 7 others
Horn of Africa Update - August 2012

Situation

Nearly all parts of the Horn of Africa (HoA) are in Stressed and Crisis food insecurity situations - Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) Phase 2 and 3 with a few areas in Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia facing Emergency (IPC phase 4).

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South Sudan + 15 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook For USAID / FEWS-NET September 6 – September 12, 2012

1) Heavy rains have resulted in fatalities and massive destruction in South Darfur, the northern Bahr el Ghazal, Warrap, and Jonglei states of South Sudan. Flooding potential remains as above-average rains are forecast during the next week.

2) Since July, heavy rains causing flooding and inundation along the Niger and Benue Rivers have led to the displacement of thousands of people and many fatalities in eastern Nigeria. Enhanced rainfall forecast could exacerbate the ground conditions.

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South Sudan + 15 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook For USAID / FEWS-NET September 6 – September 12, 2012

1) Heavy rains have resulted in fatalities and massive destruction in South Darfur, the northern Bahr el Ghazal, Warrap, and Jonglei states of South Sudan. Flooding potential remains as heavy rains are forecast during the next week.

2) Heavy downpours left one dead in the Gambia during the past week. Heavy rains have persisted, exacerbating Cholera outbreak across Sierra Leone and Guinea. Concerns for flooding and Cholera spreading remain as heavy rains are again forecasted.

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Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 03 September 2012

Flooding Update

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Somalia + 11 others
Eastern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 13, 17-31 August 2012

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 240,000 people affected by flooding in eastern Africa

  • 70 people killed by intercommunal clashes in Kenya

  • Ebola outbreak under control in Uganda as a new strain kills 11 people in DRC

  • Over 600,000 people have been displaced by fighting in DRC since January

  • A sixth camp in Dollo Ado, Ethiopia has been endorsed by the government

  • The flow of refugees and migrants from the Horn of Africa towards Yemen exceeds previous records

In this issue

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South Sudan + 13 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook For USAID / FEWS-NET August 30 – September 5, 2012

1) Heavy rains have resulted in fatalities and massive destruction in South Darfur and the northern Bahr el Ghazal, Warrap, and Jonglei states of South Sudan during the past week. Flooding potential remains as heavy rains are forecast during the next week.

2) Heavy downpours killed four people in Dakar and central Senegal during the past week. Heavy rains persisted, potentially exacerbating Cholera outbreak across Sierra Leone and Guinea. Concerns for flooding and Cholera spreading remain as heavy rains are again forecasted.