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General Situation during December 2008
Forecast until mid-February 2009

31 Dec 2008 description

Summary Findings

- The total number of Internally Displaced People in the CEA region is 9.1 million in December 2008.

31 Dec 2008 description

Executive Summary

In response to the dramatic rise of global food prices since 2007, WFP has been providing funding and technical support to WFP staff and partners to assess the impact of higher prices and structural vulnerabilities and a growing and 'new face of hunger'.

24 Dec 2008 description
report Government of Italy

Rome December 24, 2008 - "The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Directorate General for Cooperation and Development has contributed with a financial amount of 200.000 to FAO to finance the Regional FAO Office in Nairobi (REOA - Regional Emergency Office for Africa) activities, including coordination in emergency response in the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes regions, in close cooperation with twenty-four African countries.

Furthermore, the initiative "Initiative on Soaring Food Prices" is to facilitate the exchange of information on food safety among all …

19 Dec 2008 description
report Irish Red Cross

The Irish Red Cross announced today that it will send €25,000 to help feed people in Ethiopia and in Kenya who are facing hunger and a potential famine.

The decision to send the money comes in the wake of an international appeal launched earlier this month for €73 million by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to deal with an exceptional humanitarian crisis across Ethiopia, Kenya and other countries forming the Horn of Africa.

The crisis arises as a result of a …

19 Dec 2008 description

As millions of vulnerable people across the Horn of Africa face a life threatening battle for food, New Zealand Red Cross has committed $30,000 to assist with relief operations.

A recent report from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (the Federation) indicates that over 20 million people across Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia are living on the margins of survival due to complex cocktail of drought, conflict, displacement and poverty.

11 Dec 2008 description

Soaring food prices have conspired with crippling drought in the Horn of Africa to produce an appalling food crisis. The extent of the disaster is detailed in a new report issued today by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

The looming crisis has prompted the IFRC to urgently appeal for some 113 million Swiss Francs (USD 95 million or EUR 73 million) to meet the immediate needs of …

11 Dec 2008 description

L'explosion des prix des produits alimentaires, venant s'ajouter à une sécheresse persistante, a plongé la Corne de l'Afrique dans une crise dramatique.

11 Dec 2008 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 113,992,868 (USD 95.4m or EUR 72.8m) in cash, kind, or services to support the National Societies of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia to assist a total of 2.2 million beneficiaries over the full five-year timeframe of this operation.

This operation has been developed based on the following three complementary yet distinct sets of interventions that will be implemented in parallel over a 60 month (5-year) timeframe:

1) Emergency food relief and humanitarian assistance (12 months);

2) Support for rapid recovery (up to 3 years);

3) Building …

07 Dec 2008 description
  1. Introduction

    1.1 Background

    In November 2007, the Food Early Warning System (FEWS) NET Food Security Outlook was already indicating a likely scenario of 'extreme food insecurity' for large parts of Ethiopia and Somalia. The warning was repeated on 21 December 2007 by the Food Security Analysis Unit for Somalia (FSAU).

    These early signals of an imminent food crisis in the Horn of Africa were recognized by the Red Cross and Red Crescent societies of the region and a series of assessments in Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti were carried out in April 2008.

03 Dec 2008 description

(Poznan, 3 December 2008): Today, for the first time in climate change negotiations, the humanitarian agencies of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee have teamed up with disaster risk reduction staff of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) system to issue a joint call for scaled-up global action to reduce disaster risk and to strengthen preparedness for effective response.

The current negotiations on risk management and risk reduction in Poznan are a unique opportunity to make sure that adaptation action is able to prevent global humanitarian …

20 Nov 2008 description

Fifteen to eighteen million people in East Africa are currently highly or extremely food insecure, including over one million malnourished children, due to below?normal rains, poor crop and pasture production, civil conflict and insecurity, abnormally high food prices, and livestock diseases. Populations most affected are in Ethiopia, Somalia, and Djibouti.

17 Nov 2008 description
report UN Children's Fund

Asia and the Pacific

Problem Statement/Context: The Asia Pacific region has an emergency profile characterized by a combination of natural disasters, civil/political unrest with pockets of conflict situations, and recent emerging new global threats such as high food and fuel prices crisis, the threat of pandemic influenza and other emerging diseases.

13 Nov 2008 description


05 Nov 2008 description
report Oxford Analytica

SUBJECT: The political and economic outlook for the Horn of Africa in 2009.

SIGNIFICANCE: The region in 2009 will continue to see some of the world's worst humanitarian, political, and security crises, but major political changes are in the air that could yield new opportunities for stability.

ANALYSIS: After a turbulent 2008, the Horn of Africa will continue to face serious challenges into 2009, especially in Somalia.

Key insights

Food insecurity will be a major factor across the region, contributing to economic pressures from high prices and decreased …

31 Oct 2008 description


31 Oct 2008 description


"Eastern Africa" denotes the geographical are comprising the seven member states of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD): Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, and Uganda. Tanzania is also included because it has had long historical and political interactions with Kenya and Uganda within the rubric of the East African Cooperation (EAC). The main challenges to human security in this region have originated from political and state fragility, resource scarcities, and environmental degradation.