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17 Dec 2010 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

- Poor heys/dada rains affected mainly coastal pastoral areas

- Food security for pastoralists expected to deteriorate until the beginning of next rainy season in March/April 2011

15 Dec 2010 description
  1. INTRODUCTION

Les différents travaux sur la sécurité des acteurs humanitaires classent la Somalie parmi les contextes opérationnels les plus dangereux du Monde avec l’Afghanistan, le Darfour et, depuis peu, le Tchad.

Le danger est en effet permanent pour les acteurs et ces derniers ont payé un prix élevé pour leur engagement auprès des populations somaliennes. Si le nombre d’incidents a diminué entre 2009 et 2008, passant d’environ 120 incidents sérieux à 70, c’est essentiellement lié à la diminution très forte de la présence des humanitaires sur le terrain.

07 Dec 2010 description
report The Global Fund

Action taken to ensure new Principal Recipients are found and that full grant activities resume quickly

Grants to five countries put under closer Global Fund control

GENEVA - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has suspended funding of two malaria grants in Mali with immediate effect and has terminated a third grant for tuberculosis (TB) after it found evidence of misappropriation and unjustified expenditure. Management of the two suspended grants will be transferred to a new Principal Recipient.

The government of Mali has condemned the embezzlement of funds …

07 Dec 2010 description

OBOCK, Djibouti, December 7 (UNHCR) - A chance encounter last weekend in a Djibouti port with António Guterres, head of the UN refugee agency, may have saved the life of a 14-year-old Ethiopian called Ahmed.*

The teenager met the High Commissioner for Refugees as he waited in Obock for a smuggler's boat to take him and about 30 other hungry and tired Ethiopians across the choppy, dangerous waters of the Gulf of Aden to Yemen and hopes of a better life.

06 Dec 2010 description

Dégradation dans les zones pastorales en raison de pluies inférieures à la normale

- Le commencement faible des pluies heys/dada (octobre à mars), combinée à des prévisions de conditions de pluies normales ou inférieures à la normale (en raison du phénomène La Nina) dans la région n'augurent pas des pluies saisonnières performantes. Les pluies de novembre, qui ont été en dessous de la normale, sont particulièrement critiques pour la régénération des pâturages en appui des débuts de gestation animale surtout pour les chèvres.

30 Nov 2010 description

Introduction

In 2011, tens of millions of people will need emergency aid to survive. Conflicts and natural disasters have cut them off from their homes, their livelihoods, and access to essentials like drinking water and health care. They already suffer or are imminently threatened by malnourishment, disease, or violence. Most are poor people who have few if any means to cope with these traumas.

30 Nov 2010 description

A two-day meeting between high-level government officials from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia and Yemen organized by IOM will focus on tackling the many challenges posed by mixed migration flows in the Horn of Africa.

The meeting, on 1st and 2nd December in Djibouti will also look at ways of improving cross-border cooperation between the four countries through better information sharing.

Every year, tens of thousands of people make the hazardous journey from their place of origin through Somalia and Djibouti and onwards across the Gulf of Aden to Yemen and the Gulf states. These complex …

30 Nov 2010 description

(Geneva: 30 November 2010): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, on behalf of international humanitarian organizations, today called for USD 7.4 billion to provide urgent humanitarian aid to 50 million people in 28 countries worldwide.

"Every human being has a right to safety, stability and security, and it is within our power to make this right a reality." the Secretary-General said in the foreword to the Appeal.*

The 2011 Humanitarian Appeal is the biggest Appeal in dollar terms …

26 Nov 2010 description

Coastguards from Somalia's Puntland, Yemen and Djibouti will benefit from an innovative IOM training programme to equip them with the necessary skills to protect and assist irregular migrants and asylum-seekers travelling at great risk through Somaliland, Puntland and Djibouti en route to Yemen.

The Japanese-funded initiative will provide 60 coastguards with comprehensive training on rescue-at- sea, on the rights of migrants and on the needs of particularly vulnerable groups such as victims of trafficking.

In addition, the programme will provide coast guards with much needed …

24 Nov 2010 description

Food security likely to deteriorate in pastoral areas due to below-normal rains

Key messages

- The weak onset of heys/dada rains (October to March), coupled with forecast normal to below?normal rainfall conditions in the region resulting from La Niña , does not bode well for the performance of this rainy season. November rains, which have to date been below normal, are particularly critical for the timely regeneration of rangeland in support of the early stages of pregnancy for livestock, especially goats.

15 Nov 2010 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 15 novembre 2010 (IRIN) - Conséquence d'une « crise oubliée », des dizaines de milliers d'éleveurs de Djibouti ont besoin d'aide alimentaire et nutritionnelle, ainsi que de mécanismes d'adaptation à plus long terme, selon les Nations Unies.

Le petit état de la Corne de l'Afrique fait l'objet d'un appel visant à mobiliser 38,9 millions de dollars pour l'aide alimentaire (16,2 millions), l'agriculture et le bétail (6,5 millions), la santé et la nutrition (7,4 millions), l'eau et l'assainissement et la préparation aux urgences et …

12 Nov 2010 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 12 November 2010 (IRIN) - A "forgotten emergency" has left tens of thousands of pastoralists in Djibouti needing food and nutrition assistance as well as longer-term coping mechanisms, according to the UN.

The tiny Horn of Africa state is the subject of a US$38.9 million appeal for food aid ($16.2 million), agriculture and livestock ($6.5 million), health and nutrition ($7.4 million), water and sanitation ($2.4 million), and emergency preparedness and sanitation ($6.4 …

09 Nov 2010 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR MAY 2011

05 Nov 2010 description
  • Les pluies médiocres (Heys/Dada) prévues par les projections climatiques de septembre?décembre pour l'Afrique de l'Est risquent de renverser le processus de récupération de la ceinture côtière de pâturage et des zones de l'intérieur dépendantes de la saison Heys/Dada.
03 Nov 2010 description
report UN News Service

3 novembre 2010 - L'ONU a lancé mercredi un appel de fonds de 39 millions de dollars pour fournir une aide humanitaire à 120.000 personnes touchées par la sécheresse prolongée à Djibouti.

Les faibles précipitations de ces quatre dernières années ont détruit les récoltes des petits agriculteurs, décimé plus de 70% du bétail et plongé le pays dans la malnutrition, qui touche en particulier 25.000 enfants de moins de cinq ans des zones rurales du pays.

Avec cet appel de fonds, les agences de l'ONU vont coopérer avec le gouvernement et les communautés locales pour répondre aux …

03 Nov 2010 description

(New York / Geneva, 3 November 2010): The United Nations today launched an appeal to assist Djibouti valued at US$ 38,999,338. The appeal will help provide vital humanitarian assistance to 120,000 people affected by the protracted drought that has plagued the east African country since 2005.

Four consecutive years of insufficient rainfall has led to large-scale hunger and increased malnutrition, especially among children under five years of age in rural areas of the country.

01 Nov 2010 description

Executive summary

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)'s Africa Zone (Zone) covers 48 countries in sub-Saharan Africa1 and is divided into six functional/geographical regions namely West Coast (Abuja), Sahel (Dakar), Central Africa (Yaoundé), Indian Ocean Islands (Mauritius), East Africa (Nairobi), and Southern Africa (Johannesburg).

01 Nov 2010 description

Executive summary

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)'s Africa Zone covers 48 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and is divided into six functional/geographical regions namely West Coast (Abuja), Sahel (Dakar), Central Africa (Yaoundé), Indian Ocean Islands (Mauritius), East Africa (Nairobi), and Southern Africa (Johannesburg). Based on the scale and scope of humanitarian challenges and emergency operations, there are currently eight IFRC country representation offices in Eritrea/Djibouti, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Niger, …

01 Nov 2010 description
report EastAfrican

By Lucas Barasa

More than 800 police officers will be trained in Kenya and Djibouti to help bring peace in war-torn Somalia.

Two hundred cadets will undergo a three-month training in Manyani, Kenya, while 600 others will be trained in Djibouti.

The African Union Commission deputy special representative, Wafula Wamunyinyi, said 80 senior officers will be trained in South Africa and Rwanda from January, next year.

Mr Wamunyinyi who was accompanied by African Union Mission to Somalia Police Commissioner, Hudson Benzu, said all 7000 police officers currently serving in Somalia also …