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01 Apr 2018 description
report EastAfrican

In Summary
- Five countries hosting Somali refugees asked to speed up legislation to allow free movement, education and employment for the refugees.
- Despite efforts by the Somalia government to create a conducive environment for voluntary return supported by the international donors, the security situation has not improved forcing these countries to accommodate considerable number of returnees.

By Fred Oluoch

26 Mar 2018 description
report EastAfrican

Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Djibouti and Yemen — home to about 900,000 Somali refugees — are still struggling to ease movement of refugees, integrate them into national development programmes and give them access to services and jobs.

This is mainly because international partners that support the Nairobi Action Plan created in March last year, are constrained by funding other programmes elsewhere, among them security and environmental degradation.

05 Jan 2018 description

In September 2016, the UN General Assembly adopted the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants. UN Member States committed to strengthening and enhancing mechanisms to protect refugees and migrants and to move towards a more effective system of responsibility sharing in the international refugee response. States committed to working towards the adoption of a Global Compact on Refugees in 2018, to consist of a Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) and a Programme of Action for implementation.

27 Jul 2017 description

Hundreds of thousands received assistance in 2016 in Kenya, Tanzania, and Djibouti

In 2016, the International Committee of the Red Cross continued to help thousands of people restore family links in Kenya, Tanzania, and Djibouti.

In Kenya, we supported the construction of a water project along the coast that has benefitted thousands. Our teams conducted regular visits of detainees in Zanzibar and supported the provision of solar panels to assist in pumping water for the prisons.

04 Jul 2017 description

BACKGROUND

Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), FAW, is a moth native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas, whose larva (photo) causes damage to crops. It mainly affects maize, with potential hosts from 26 plant families. Significant yield loss can be caused by FAW, if not well managed. FAW has several generations per year and the moth can fly up to 100 km per night.

01 Mar 2017 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By EUNICE OMOLLO

In Summary

  • The MPs, drawn from seven countries in Africa, met in Nairobi last week, where they also declared to harmonise their legislations and coordinate interventions to accelerate the abandonment of FGM in the region.

09 Jan 2017 description

UNHCR Special Envoy Mohamed Abdi Affey says nearly one million displaced Somalis face growing desperation as donors become fatigued.

By: Alex Court

GENEVA – Nearly one million Somalis in refugee camps in the Horn of Africa and the surrounding region face growing hopelessness as their displacement drags on for decades and donors become fatigued, a senior representative with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has warned.

14 Jul 2016 description

EDITOR'S NOTE

Why don’t states in the Horn of Africa join the ATT?

The text of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) which came into force in December 2014, has been hailed as a milestone in facilitating the regulation of international arms transfers. Africa countries where instrumental in the process; forty seven African states voted yes and Kenya codrafted the text of the Treaty.

22 Apr 2016 description

Kenya / Tanzania / Djibouti: 241,000 calls to families were made by refugees in 2015

In 2015 the ICRC continued to help hundreds of thousands of people reconnect with their families following refugee influx in Tanzania and Djibouti.

We provided economic support to people directly or indirectly affected by situations of violence in Kenya and provided training on IHL in all three countries.

Highlights of our work in Kenya, Tanzania and Djibouti in 2015

02 Mar 2016 description

24 February 2016, Kigali, Rwanda – Within the framework of the 42nd Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum, UNOSAT and IGAD’s Climate Prediction and Application Centre (ICPAC) successfully hosted a one-day national level technical workshop on flood and drought management.

30 Jan 2016 description

Staple Food Markets in East Africa: White maize is the main staple grain consumed in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. In Uganda, white maize is grown mainly as a commercial crop for export in the region. Imported rice is a major staple for Djibouti and Somalia, which mainly consume belem—the imported red rice. Tanzania is also a major producer and source of rice in the region while Kenya and Uganda are minor producers. Both red and white sorghum are produced and consumed in the region.

30 Jan 2016 description

Key Messages

Large populations in conflict-affected Unity, Jonglei, and Upper Nile States in South Sudan are in Emergency (IPC Phase 4), while smaller populations of worst-affected households in central/southern Unity State are in Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5). In addition to the conflict constraining food access, the devaluation of the local currency and resulting price increases are also contributing to restricting market access.

31 Dec 2015 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

02 Dec 2015 description
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The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing usersto compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

01 Nov 2015 description

Staple Food Markets in East Africa: White maize is the main staple grain consumed in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. In Uganda, white maize is grown mainly as a commercial crop for export in the region. Imported rice is a major staple for Djibouti and Somalia, which mainly consume belem—the imported red rice. Tanzania is also a major producer and source of rice in the region while Kenya and Uganda are minor producers. Both red and white sorghum are produced and consumed in the region.

01 Oct 2015 description

Staple Food Markets in East Africa: White maize is the main staple grain consumed in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. In Uganda, white maize is grown mainly as a commercial crop for export in the region. Imported rice is a major staple for Djibouti and Somalia, which mainly consume belem—the imported red rice. Tanzania is also a major producer and source of rice in the region while Kenya and Uganda are minor producers. Both red and white sorghum are produced and consumed in the region.

01 Sep 2015 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

03 Aug 2015 description

Staple Food Markets in East Africa: White maize is the main staple grain consumed in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. In Uganda, white maize is grown mainly as a commercial crop for export in the region. Imported rice is a major staple for Djibouti and Somalia, which mainly consume belem—the imported red rice. Tanzania is also a major producer and source of rice in the region while Kenya and Uganda are minor producers. Both red and white sorghum are produced and consumed in the region.

08 Jul 2015 description

FEWS NET’s Food Security Outlook reports for July to December 2015 are based on the following regional assumptions:

SEASONAL PERFORMANCE

  • The June to September rains over Sudan, South Sudan, and western Ethiopia have had near-normal timing of the start of the rains thus far and are likely to have average to below average amounts of rain over the course of the season. While eastern Sudan and neighboring areas western Ethiopia in Tigray Region have increased likelihood for below average to average rainfall (Figure 1).

06 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• The Long Rains season in the Horn of Africa has come to an end in May. With no further rainfall until the Short Rains start next October, current conditions represent the available resources for the dry season that is now starting.

• Favourable seasonal conditionsin northern Kenya and south-eastern Ethiopiabroke a succession of poor seasons, easing the pressure on pastoralist livelihoods and allowing a degree of asset recovery.