Eastern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 20, 24 November – 14 December 2012

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 14 Dec 2012

HIGHLIGHTS

  • African Union IDP Convention enters into force
  • Possible crop yield reductions in parts of Kenya, Somalia and Tanzania due to reduced rains
  • Staple food prices on decline in most eastern African countries due to second harvest
  • Humanitarian appeals launched for Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia
  • Increasing number of Somali refugees cross into Ethiopia fleeing insecurity
  • Humanitarian community in Kenya tests the contingency plan for 2013 general elections
  • Food security improvements in Somalia remain fragile
  • Humanitarian needs in DRC remain dire, as appeal is only half-funded
  • At least 240,000 students in North and South Kivu have missed school since conflict started in April
  • Refugee influx from DRC into Rwanda and Uganda on the decline
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