Horn of Africa Drought Crisis - Situation Report No. 13

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 08 Sep 2011

This report is produced by OCHA Eastern Africa in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It is issued by OCHA in New York. It covers the period from 1 to 8 September. The next report will be issued on 15 September.

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

· The total estimated population in need of assistance across the four countries has increased from 12.4 to 13.3 million.

· Famine has spread to Bay region in Somalia. 750,000 people are at risk of death in the next four months if relief operations are not scaled up.

· Weather forecasts predict normal rains from September to December in most of the region.

· Conflict in the Blue Nile State of Sudan has resulted in the influx of 20,000 additional Sudanese refugees into Ethiopia.

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