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30 Mar 2012 description

From the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law

Executive Summary

13 Jan 2012 description

This document was prepared by ECB and ACAPS based on secondary data review, available assessment reports and consultation with key field actors. It provides an update (23 September - 15 December 2011) of the current situation in Eastern Africa with a special focus on Somalia and displacement.

The annex contains general and sector specific background information on Somalia.

It should be used carefully for any decision making without alternate and verified field sources of information.

04 Jan 2012 description
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General Situation during December 2011
Forecast until mid-February 2012

31 Dec 2011 description

Working environment

The context

Djibouti is a relatively stable country in the East and Horn of Africa, where it plays a pivotal role in the search for a peaceful settlement of the Somalia crisis. The country is the hub for naval forces combating piracy in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean. It is host to more than 14,000 refugees, mostly from Somalia, and is also a transit point for mixed migratory flows towards the Middle East and beyond.

30 Dec 2011 description

Working environment

The context

27 Dec 2011 description
report UN Foundation

Dear friend,

In the decades I've been working to solve global problems, I've never seen a crisis like the one we're currently tackling in the Horn of Africa.

Millions of people have been displaced by the worst drought and famine in a generation. They need food, water, shelter — and they also need nets.

16 Dec 2011 description

Kristalina Georgieva
European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response
The role and the coherence of EU policies in changing the global food system
High-level panel "Preventing another Famine in the Horn of Africa", 2011 European Development Days

Warsaw, 16 December 2011 - The famine in the Horn of Africa is the greatest humanitarian crisis that the world is facing. Over 13 million people have been affected. Hundreds of thousands have been displaced. Tens of thousands have already died.

12 Dec 2011 description
report European Union

Brussels, 8 December 2011

18328/11

PRESSE 481

The Council today appointed Mr Alexander Rondos as EU Special Representative to the Horn of Africa.

08 Dec 2011 description

(Extract)

Humanitarian Affairs

Governments and civil society groups across the Maghreb used the observance of World AIDS Day on 01 December to raise awareness about the disease in the region, reports Magharebia. Morocco reported 500 new cases of HIV in 2010, bringing the total number of citizens infected with HIV to 28,000. Mauritania reported 25,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in 2010. In Algeria, 12,000 of the 19,000 people living with HIV/AIDS are women.

Human Rights

01 Dec 2011 description
report IRIN

MBAR TOUBAB, 1 décembre 2011 (IRIN) - L'ancien chevrier Samba Ba montre fièrement du doigt un rang d'acacias d'un mètre de hauteur émergeant des herbes fines qui sont la seule autre plante qui pousse dans cette savane aride du nord du Sénégal. « Les arbres sont une bénédiction - les arbres, c'est la vie. Nous appelons [cette rangée d'arbres] le Nil du Sahel ».

29 Nov 2011 description
report World Bank

Key findings

• There are still many gaps to address before total sanitation can be achieved within East Africa.

• The efforts of various boundary partners, institutions, and organizations (including donors, the government, and the private sector) must be combined effectively to achieve behavior change outcomes.

• Areas to strengthen include: motivation for behavior change; engaging different levels of government to promote change; and increasing access to available resources.

29 Nov 2011 description

Chronic conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease out-breaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government capacity present signifi-cant challenges to vulnerable populations in the East and Central Africa region. Between Fiscal Year (FY) 2002 and FY 2011, USAID’s Office of U.S.

28 Nov 2011 description

UNHCR Operational Highlights

  • Somalia is the country generating the third highest number of refugees in the world, after Afghanistan and Iraq

  • Somali people are facing one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world today. One in three Somalis is in urgent need of humanitarian assistance and one in every three children living in the South-Central region is malnourished.

23 Nov 2011 description

On this day when the whole world is celebrating the International Day Against Impunity for crimes committed against journalists, the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ), the African group of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), calls on the African Union and governments to take bold initiatives in order to end the unbearable impunitythe perpetrators of the worst crimes against journalists enjoy in Africa.