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21 May 2013 description

Eastern Africa host to over 9 million displaced people

As of March 2013, there were 9,153,973 people displaced in Burundi, (eastern) DRC, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. This represents an increase of 638,663 people since the end of September 2012. Of the current total displaced population, 2,012,531 are refugees and 7,141,442 are internally displaced persons (IDPs) and people severely affected by conflict.

29 Oct 2012 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Localized heavy rain showers impact Somalia and Kenya

Food security in the region has improved as harvests start to reach the markets

DRC Crisis: more than 772,450 people have been displaced in North Kivu since January 2009

Ethiopia: number of severely malnourished children declines for third straight month in August

Up to 3,000 IDP families in need of humanitarian support in Luuq, Somalia

South Sudan: health situation in Upper Nile refugee camps remains fragile

Marburg hemorrhagic fever outbreak kills five in Uganda

15 Oct 2012 description

Highlights

  • Rains continue to pound much of region

  • Great Lakes crisis unabated

  • Burundi, Eritrea suffer from “extremely alarming” hunger

  • Food security expected to improve in Ethiopia as primary harvest starts

  • Flooding affects tens of thousands in central Somalia

  • Oxfam warns Somalia’s food crisis likely to worsen in coming months

  • Massive flooding to affect food security and livelihoods in South Sudan

  • Kenya Law on Internally Displaced Persons passed