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19 Oct 2018 description

Situation

  • Djibouti is an arid, desert-like country, characterized by low rainfall, extremely limited agricultural production and a heavy reliance on food imports. Approximately 42 percent of the population lives in absolute poverty, mostly in rural areas.

07 Mar 2018 description

Situation

  • Overall, the 2017 rainy seasons in Djibouti performed well, supporting pasture regeneration, increased water availability and near-average vegetation conditions. While the October-to-February rains were slightly below average, most households have improved food access due to a seasonal increase in access to milk and other livestock products, according to the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET).

20 Jan 2018 description

A variety of natural hazards—including cyclical drought, floods, and environmental degradation—are endemic to the East and Central Africa (ECA) region, where conflict, rapid population growth, and limited government response capacity have compounded humanitarian needs over the last decade. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S.

17 Jan 2018 description

Situation

  • Overall, the 2017 rainy seasons in Djibouti performed well, supporting pasture regeneration, increasing water availability and leading to near-average vegetation conditions. While the ongoing October-to-February rains are slightly below average to date, most households are experiencing improved food access due to a seasonal increase in access to milk and other livestock products, according to the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET).

28 Nov 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Food security in Somalia deteriorated between August and October due to ongoing conflict and drought conditions

• USAID partners in Kenya remain prepared to respond to civil unrest following the country’s repeat election in October

• Nearly 40 percent of the approximately 578,000 IDPs in Ethiopia’s Oromiya Region lack adequate shelter

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

13 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nearly one million people displaced in Somalia from January to August, more than 800,000 primarily due to drought conditions

  • Clashes in Ethiopia’s Oromiya and Somali regions displace populations, exacerbate humanitarian needs

  • USG provided more than $1 billion in humanitarian funding for the Horn of Africa regional response in FY 2017

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

21 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Risk of Famine-level food insecurity likely to persist through December among vulnerable populations in Somalia

• UN requests $106 million in additional humanitarian funding to benefit 1.9 million people in Kenya • USG provides an additional $69.2 million to support the humanitarian response for Somalia

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

31 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN and GoE release revised 2017 HRD, identifying approximately 8.5 million people in Ethiopia requiring emergency food assistance

  • Estimated food-insecure population in Kenya increases to 3.4 million people

  • USAID Administrator announces an additional $91 million to support humanitarian interventions in Ethiopia

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

03 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FEWS NET issues alert for food security emergency in Ethiopia’s Somali Region

  • Risk of Famine—IPC 5—levels of acute food insecurity persists in Somalia

  • USG announces an additional $169 million to support humanitarian interventions in Ethiopia and Kenya

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

10 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FEWS NET expects persistent food security crisis through early 2018

  • USAID/OFDA staff assess health, nutrition, and WASH needs in northern Kenya

  • USG announces nearly $126 million in new humanitarian assistance for Somalia and Somali refugees in the Horn of Africa region

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

23 Jun 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN and AU host High-Level Partnership Mission to the Horn of Africa in June, garnering increased donor commitments for droughtaffected countries

  • Compared to the 2010/2011 drought in East Africa, FEWS NET reports the 2016/2017 drought is more widespread but less severe

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

16 Jun 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Yemen’s cholera caseload continues to increase rapidly, with more than 140,000 suspected cases and 989 related deaths in 20 governorates since late April

  • Approximately one-half of all cholera cases are among children 15 years of age and younger

  • The UN again emphasizes the need for Al Hudaydah Port to remain open due to concern for future imports

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

26 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Renewed outbreak of cholera spreads in 19 governorates, with more than 41,900 suspected cases recorded since late April

  • USG contributes an additional $77.1 million to support emergency relief operations in Yemen

  • Humanitarian agencies, including USG partners, provide life-saving assistance to approximately 4.8 million people from January to early May

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

24 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FEWS NET projects elevated risk of Famine in Somalia, despite mitigating impact of humanitarian assistance

  • UN releases revised 2017 HRP for Somalia, requesting $1.5 billion to respond to humanitarian needs through December

  • USG announces more than $64 million in new humanitarian assistance for Somalia and Somali refugees in the Horn of Africa

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

09 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Projected late-2017 El Niño climatic event could affect food security in the Horn of Africa

  • UNICEF increases Somalia malnutrition projection to 1.4 million children impacted by late 2017

  • Donors fund 76 percent of Somalia Operational Plan for Famine Prevention

  • Relief actors detect fall armyworm infestation in Ethiopia and Kenya

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

27 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • International donors participate in high-level pledging event for Yemen crisis on April 25

  • USG agencies commit an additional $94 million in humanitarian funding for the Yemen response

  • UN officials warn parties to conflict against launching a military offensive in the vicinity of Al Hudaydah Port, noting humanitarian concerns

KEY DEVELOPMENTS