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11 Aug 2008 description
report ActionAid

Time is running out for the Horn of Africa, hit by the combined impact of failed harvests and global increases in the price of food.

With millions facing hunger and destitution, ActionAid is warning that the region is now reaching a tipping point with increasing numbers of people unable to cope. Altogether five countries - Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Eritrea and Djibouti- are affected. If nothing is done, the situation could easily become catastrophic.

In Ethiopia, the government estimates that 4.6 million people need emergency food aid.

22 Jul 2008 description
report Oxfam

Large areas of the Horn and East Africa are facing a state of humanitarian emergency with more than 14 million people requiring urgent food aid and other humanitarian assistance over the coming months.

The situation

- Millions of people are at risk: 4.6 million people in Ethiopia, 2.6 million people in Somalia, 1.2 million in Kenya, 300,000 people in Uganda's Karamoja Region, and 130,000 people in Djibouti (Tanzania is also affected).

- Widespread threat to livelihoods among landless, pastoralist and internally displaced communities

- Risk of disease in …

02 Jul 2008 description

Nairobi, 2 July 2008 - Large areas of the Horn of Africa are facing - or rapidly sliding into - a state of humanitarian emergency with more than 14 million people requiring urgent food aid and other humanitarian assistance over the coming months.

A combination of drought conditions and rising food prices is driving the crisis which is affecting populations already food insecure due to conflict, displacement and a drop in food production.

01 Jul 2008 description

Five actual or potential conflict situations around the world deteriorated in June 2008 and three improved, according to the new issue of the International Crisis Group's monthly bulletin CrisisWatch, released today.

In Zimbabwe, state-sponsored violence further escalated ahead of the 27 June presidential run-off vote, as the Mugabe regime continued its brutal crackdown to secure victory. Opposition MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai was detained five times over the month, opposition campaigning was repressed and the polling day itself marked by widespread voter intimidation.

17 Jun 2008 description
report Première Urgence

Suite aux alertes lancées récemment par le réseau FEWS.NET, une équipe de Première Urgence vient de mener une évaluation de la situation humanitaire en République de Djibouti. Après le Kenya, et avant la Somalie, cette mission confirme la volonté d'implantation de Première Urgence dans la Corne de l'Afrique.

Peu présente dans les médias, la République de Djibouti compte une population estimée à 720.000 personnes, dont 70 % vivent dans la capitale.