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
Most read reports
- The Crisis Below the Headlines: Conflict Displacement in Ethiopia
- Eritrea-Ethiopia peace leads to a refugee surge
- Ethiopia Food Security Outlook, October 2018 to May 2019
- Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Ethiopia - Round 13: September - October 2018
- Ethiopia – Eritrean Refugee Influx (DG ECHO, UNHCR, NRC) (ECHO Daily Flash of 26 September 2018)
The FAO (http://www.fao.org/ag/locusts/en/info/info/index.html) was last updated on November 29 indicating that the Desert Locust situation remains calm in the summer breeding areas in the Sahel in West Africa. Small-scale breeding is occurring in Mauritania and Algeria.
Lake Tanganyika Earthquake:
Poor October - December Rains Threaten Pastoral and Agropastoral Areas in Somalia, Kenya, Djibouti and Ethiopia
AFRICA: In eastern Africa, despite improved outlook for current season crops in several countries, more than 18 million people are in need of food assistance. In western Africa, notwithstanding improved harvest prospects generally in the Sahel, the food security situation is still of concern notably in Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso. In Southern Africa, food insecurity is worsening for an estimated 12 million people due to reduced harvests in 2005, escalating food prices and rising energy costs.
NAIROBI - Kenya yesterday joined six other countries from the region in signing a Memorandum of Association that requires them to formulate legal, policy and management framework to support a joint approach to regional disaster management.
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(New York, 13 July): An attack on the village of Turbi, in the Masarbit district of Kenya, reportedly carried out by some 500 well-armed members of the Gabre militia, which is reportedly based in southern Ethiopia, left at least 44 persons dead, including 21 schoolchildren in uniform, and wounded many others. "I deplore this horrific attack against civilians, the majority of whom were innocent women and children," said Jan Egeland, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator.
Update of El Niño:
Update of El Niño:
Synopsis: ENSO-neutral conditions are expected during the northern summer and fall (June-November) 2005.
Review of Tropical Cyclone Situation:
SUMMARY AND IMPLICATIONS
The majority of households in most GHA countries will be experiencing the hunger period in the coming 3-4 months. During this period, access to food from markets will be critical until the next major harvests between July and December. The food supply is currently weak, and prospects for the next harvest are poor, due to late and poorly distributed rainfall, causing food prices to rise in most pastoral, agropastoral and marginal agricultural livelihood zones of GHA. High prices have been observed in most urban markets in the region.
Story by PATRICK NZIOKA
A lobby group wants refugees in Kenya to pay income tax.
The Refugee Consortium of Kenya said refugees, especially those in the urban areas, were engaged in gainful businesses for which they did not pay taxes because they were not properly registered. It urged the Government to address the anomaly.
"The more than 60,000 refugees in urban areas do not rely on any institution to maintain their upkeep.
A meeting hosted by the Overseas Development Institute and the Great Lakes & East Africa Inter-Agency Emergency Preparedness Working Group.
Update of El Niño: