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30 Mar 2012 description

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

Executive Summary

20 Mar 2012 description
report Tufts University
  1. Introduction

Launched in 2005, the Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) is one of the government of Ethiopia’s important policy initiatives to move millions of critically food-insecure people in rural areas from recurrent emergency aid into a more secure livelihood by smoothing consumption requirements and protecting and, to some extent, building assets through cash-based interventions. The PSNP was designed to assist chronically or “predictably” food-insecure households as opposed to households affected by transitory food deficits as a result of a specific event.

15 Mar 2012 description
report ALNAP


La sécheresse est un événement naturel récurrent dans de nombreuses régions. Les organisations humanitaires peuvent accroître leur efficacité en tenant compte de cette réalité dans leur programmation.

La sécheresse est un événement naturel récurrent dans de nombreuses régions. Les organisations humanitaires peuvent accroître leur efficacité en tenant compte de cette réalité dans leur programmation.

15 Mar 2012 description
report ALNAP


La sequía es un fenómeno recurrente y natural en muchas áreas. Las organizaciones humanitarias pueden ser más eficaces cuando si lo tienen en cuenta en su programación.

29 Feb 2012 description
report IHH

Response of IHH-Humanitarian Relief Foundation:

20 Feb 2012 description

Mapping of grazing corridors for the Garre and Degodia clans in Wajir and Mandera Counties in Northern Kenya and Moyale, Dolo Ado, Filtu and Hudet Woredas in Southern Ethiopia


31 Jan 2012 description
report DARA

Crisis at a Glance:

Somalia has had one of the longest humanitarian crises in the world, with over two decades of conflict and insecurity. It is a highly politicised, complex crisis that brings together extreme vulnerability, a weak and fragile state, complex internal and regional power struggles and the dynamics of the War on Terror.

There are nearly 1.5 million Somali IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons) and almost 800,000 refugees, mainly in camps in Kenya and Ethiopia.

31 Jan 2012 description


Almost six months after the secession of South Sudan a number of issues remain unresolved between Sudan and South Sudan, including the sharing of oil revenues, border demarcation, the status of the Abyei region, and the return of people of South Sudanese origin who live in Sudan. Conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile States continued throughout the 4th quarter of 2011, displacing thousands of civilians.

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.

13 Jan 2012 description

From drought to floods — climate variability still impacting on vulnerable pastoral and agricultural communities.

The Eastern sector of the region has suddenly shifted from experi-encing severe drought to floods. This feature is a constant and urgent reminder of climate variability impacting on the most vulnerable pastoral and marginal agricultural communities.

10 Jan 2012 description


  • The crisis is not over – although the number of people facing famine has fallen to 250 000 in Somalia, the impact of the drought and severe food emergency will extend well into 2012 across the Horn of Africa.

  • There are some signs of hope – good ongoing short rains and coordinated, integrated humanitarian assistance are producing positive effects: pastures are growing, water sources are being refilled, etc.

05 Jan 2012 description


This weekly report is produced by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) as part of its crisis reporting on the drought in the Horn of Africa countries. The report covers the period from 20 December to 26 December 2011. The next report will be issued on 4 January 2012.


  • ETHIOPIA – IOM has transported 43,343 refugees in Ethiopia as of 26 December.

  • ETHIOPIA – IOM relocates over 600 refugees to new Buramino Camp.

05 Jan 2012 description


Trying to reach the most vulnerable of the Somalia crisis

Somalia’s humanitarian crisis continues to be one of the worst in the world. This year, Somalis have faced the devastating effects of drought, compounding a long-lasting conflict and the absence of a functioning healthcare system.

Throughout 2011, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has run medical projects in up to 22 different locations in south-central Somalia, the epicentre of the crisis, as well as large-scale programmes in the camps for Somali refugees in Ethiopia and Kenya.

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

01 Jan 2012 description

Gondar, December 31, 2011 (Gondar) - The construction of water project is underway in Aykel town of North Gonder Zone at a cost of 90 million Birr, the town water and sewerage service office said

Office head, Dessie Belachew told ENA on Friday that the project includes the construction of three reservoirs, sinking four deep wells and installation of 33 km of pipe line.

Up on competition in the mid of next year, he said the project would benefit 22, 000 people.


01 Jan 2012 description

Bahir Dar, December 31, 2011 (Bahir Dar) - More than 780,200 mothers have benefited from family planning service in Amhara State during the first quarter of the current Ethiopian budget year, the regional health bureau said.

Bureau Public relations head, Getachew Tiruneh told ENA that the bureau targeted to reached out over 3.5 million mothers in this budget year.

He said encouraging results are being registered in enabling expectant mothers get access to health service and also immunizing children against different diseases.

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


· Three aid workers on a monitoring mission in Mataban, Hirran Province, Somalia died when a gunman opened fire on 23 December.

· Latest reports from UNICEF and KRCS indicate that flood waters in Kenya are subsiding, with most displaced communities returning to their homes.

· Inter-communal conflict in Moyale leaves 37 people dead, thousands displaced.

· Two grenades thrown at a club in Wajir district in north-eastern Kenya near the Somali border wounded at least seven people on 24 December.