Appeals & Response Plans
- Tropical Cyclone Sagar - May 2018
- Ethiopia: Floods and Landslides - Apr 2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Aug 2017
- Ethiopia: Measles Outbreak - May 2017
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Ethiopia: Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) Outbreak - May 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Apr 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2015
- Ethiopia: Drought - 2015-2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2014
Maps & Infographics
Most read reports
- Ethiopia Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 66 | 15 - 28 October 2018
- Ethiopia – Eritrean Refugee Influx (DG ECHO, UNHCR, NRC) (ECHO Daily Flash of 26 September 2018)
- Multi-Sectoral Intervention Vital to Accelerate Reduction of Stunting: Researchers
- Ethiopia: Renewed influx of Eritrean refugees, 12th September to 13th October 2018
- Ethiopia Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 67 | 29 October - 11 November 2018
The World Bank is moving ahead to support low-income countries hosting large numbers of refugees. Under the 18th replenishment of the International Development Association (IDA18) – the Bank’s fund for the poorest countries – a $2 billion financing window is now available to help manage these crises with longer term solutions, which will benefit both refugees and host communities. Eight countries in Africa, South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa regions have been found eligible for assistance so far, and discussions are underway with several other countries for potential support.
World Bank Group Senior Vice President Mahmoud Mohieldin writes about the New Way of Working and collaboration with UN agencies and International Organizations to help bridge the humanitarian-development nexus.*
Due to drought conditions and conflict, more than 20 million people in in Somalia, Northeast Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen are at risk of starvation and famine, which is the world’s largest humanitarian crisis since 1945.
- African countries are taking the initiative introducing progressive policies that enable refugees to become self-reliant, while supporting host communities.
- Building resilience and fostering social inclusion are two ways African governments are approaching refugee management differently.
- The World Bank is strengthening collaboration with UNHCR and other partners to promote lasting solutions to forced displacement with new resources available under IDA18.
The quest of the last 15 years to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) taught us that Global Goals can motivate and help sustain leaps in human progress. It also taught us that the specifics matter. In some places, the MDGs became a widely-recognized, consistent and important driver of local progress; in others, the role and impact of the MDGs was more ambiguous. A lot depended on way the MDGs were implemented: if local change agents made them meaningful locally; if local leaders drew on their legitimacy and visibility; if they were employed to solve real-life problems etc.
Rooted in 10 conflicts, majority of refugees have been hosted by 15 countries, says new World Bank report
WASHINGTON, September 15, 2016—Forced displacement is a crisis centered in developing countries, which host 89 percent of refugees and 99 percent of internally displaced persons, says a new World Bank report. At its root are the same 10 conflicts which have accounted for the majority of the forcibly displaced every year since 1991, consistently hosted by about 15 countries – also overwhelmingly in the developing world.
Around 25% of the 60 million forcibly displaced people across the globe are in Africa, where some countries have hosted large refugee populations for over 20 years
The World Bank and its partners are providing long term, sustainable development solutions to help address this issue
New support is arriving in the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes Region of Africa, home to more than 12.9 million displaced people
LES POINTS MARQUANTS
Sur les 60 millions de personnes contraintes à l’exode dans le monde, environ 25 % se trouvent en Afrique où plusieurs pays accueillent de nombreux réfugiés depuis plus de vingt ans.
La Corne de l’Afrique et la région des Grands Lacs, qui abritent près de 13 millions de personnes déplacées, vont bénéficier d’un nouveau plan d’aide.
WASHINGTON, 31 mai 2016 – Le Conseil des administrateurs de la Banque mondiale a approuvé aujourd’hui un financement de 175 millions de dollars pour atténuer l’impact des déplacements forcés sur les communautés d’accueil des réfugiés dans la Corne de l’Afrique.
WASHINGTON, May 31, 2016—The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved $175 million in financing to help mitigate the impact of forced displacement on refugee-hosting communities in the Horn of Africa.
This year’s Global Monitoring Report, produced jointly by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, details the progress the world has made towards global development goals and examines the impact of demographic change on achieving these goals.
The Annual Report is prepared by the Executive Directors of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA)--collectively known as the World Bank--in accordance with the by-laws of the two institutions. The President of the IBRD and IDA and the Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors submits the Report, together with the accompanying administrative budgets and audited financial statements, to the Board of Governors.
UN Secretary-General, WBG and IsDBG Presidents, and other Agency Heads Visit Region to Link Peace Efforts with Economic Progress
AT A GLANCE
Conditions across the Horn of Africa have improved, however a crisis food security situation continues in areas of South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya. 12.1 million people remain food insecure. The following number of people are affected per country:
Ethiopia 3.8 million
Kenya 2.5 million
Somalia 2.1 million
South Sudan 3 million
December 2012 – Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan
AT A GLANCE
Conditions across the Horn of Africa have improved but 8 million people remain food insecure. This is down from 13.3 million one year ago.
Somalia remains the most affected country with 2.1 million people in need of urgent food assistance. Ongoing conflict, population displacement, limited access for humanitarian agencies and the disruption of economic activities compound the food security situation in the country.
AT A GLANCE
The total number of food insecure people in the Horn of Africa is approximately 8 million people.
The majority of those in need of humanitarian assistance are in Somalia (2.12 million).
The European Commission on Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) emphasizes that millions of people are still depending on international assistance for their daily sustenance and that funding is still needed, despite eased conditions.
AT A GLANCE
The total number of food insecure people in the Horn of Africa is still hovering around 9.95million people. The majority of those in need of humanitarian assistance are in Somalia (2.51 million – down slightly from June estimates).
AT A GLANCE
Deterioration in the food security outlook is being experienced in many parts of the Horn, especially in Somalia where major food assistance will be unable to reach much of the population in a crisis and/or emergency situation due to ongoing conflict. Famine is still not anticipated even though the situation remains serious.
AT A GLANCE
A deterioration in the food security outlook is foreseen in many parts of the Horn, especially in Somalia where major food assistance will be unable to reach much of the population in a crisis and/or emergency situation due to conflict. (according to the Food Security and Nutrition Working Group for Central and Easter Africa). Famine is still not anticipated even though the situation remains serious.
AT A GLANCE
The total number of food insecure people in the Horn of Africa as a result of the drought is around 9 million people. The majority of those in need of humanitarian assistance are in Somalia (2.51 million – a third of the country) according to the OCHA Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit.
In its Horn of Africa "Urgent Needs 90 day Plan for March-June 2012", FAO reports that the situation in the drought affected areas of the Horn has improved significantly although the situation is still far from normalized.
Situation Update (31 January 2011 to 10 February 2012)
The total number of food insecure people in the Horn of Africa as a result of the drought is estimated at 9.59 million (a decline of 3.7 m from the peak of drought which had affected 13.3 m people).
In Ethiopia the number of drought affected food insecure people is estimated at 3.3 million; in Kenya 3.75 million, in Somalia 2.34 million, and in Djibouti 0.2 million.