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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

Background

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.

21 Dec 2011 description
report British Red Cross

By Sarah Oughton

A report on the east Africa food crisis, recently published by the Red Cross, looks at the roots of the issue and proposes ways to avert future drought crises.

It says: “The answer lies not in emergency aid but in support for food security.”

19 Dec 2011 description

OVERVIEW

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 13 December to 19 December 2011. The next report will be issued on 27 December 2011.

Highlights

  • KENYA & ETHIOPIA – IOM has transported 86,541 refugees in Ethiopia and Kenya as of 19 December, 2011.

  • KENYA – IOM and other humanitarian agencies suspend activities in Dadaab Refugee Camp due to security concerns.

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.

13 Dec 2011 description

OVERVIEW

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 6 December to 12 December 2011. The next report will be issued on 20 December 2011.

Highlights

  • KENYA & ETHIOPIA – IOM has transported 84,979 refugees in Ethiopia and Kenya as of 11 December, 2011.

  • KENYA – IOM resumes activities to erect 800 tents in Ifo 2 East Camp.

12 Dec 2011 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 12 décembre 2011 (IRIN) - Les transferts d'espèces et de bons d'achat sont de plus en plus souvent intégrés dans les opérations de secours humanitaires dans toute la Corne de l'Afrique, en particulier dans les zones d'insécurité, où les restrictions d'accès ont amené à repenser la distribution traditionnelle de l'aide.

09 Dec 2011 description

OVERVIEW

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 29 November to 5 December 2011. The next report will be issued on 13 December 2011.

Highlights

  • KENYA & ETHIOPIA – IOM has transported 83,554 refugees in Ethiopia and Kenya as of 5 December, 2011.

  • KENYA – IOM, other agencies evacuate field staff following security incident in Ifo 2 West Camp.

17 Nov 2011 description

Highlights

− Escalating security concerns in Dadaab Operation area include unprecedented threats such as the recently explosive device founded near Hagadera camp, November 5. Volatile security in the area includes likely risks of banditry, hijacking/carjacking, and landmines.

− Mitigating measures to reduce the vulnerability of the UN common compound have been adopted and the exercises continue.

17 Nov 2011 description

CRWRC Newsroom | November 16, 2011

Teraza Akai is struggling to find a shred of hope.

15 Nov 2011 description

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days.

11 Nov 2011 description

Communications Analyst, Mariko Hall, was in Nairobi recently as part of the flood of humanitarian workers arriving in the Horn of Africa to help with the hunger crisis. She was with WFP's crack emergency telecoms team FITTEST, which is always brought in to get vital communications systems in place fast. Sitting in a guest house where there's no power, she explains some of the challenges of setting up a COMCEN (Communications Centre) in emergency environments.

10 Nov 2011 description
report Christian Aid

The scandal of poverty, suffered by billions of people around the globe, could soon become far worse. It is being exacerbated by the effects of climate change, which are already having an impact in some parts of the world, with an increase in severe tropical cyclones, drought, falling crop productivity, rising sea levels and shrinking glaciers.

04 Nov 2011 description
report ACT Alliance

As an estimated 13 million people continue suffering the effects of a historic drought in the Horn of Africa, recent rains have given hope to some farmers in the region.

In parts of Kenya, October rains have allowed farming communities to plant fields in anticipation of a harvest in January or February. Other areas are still dry - and the next two weeks may determine whether they will see any rain at all this year.

31 Oct 2011 description

This issue of Africa Informs covers disaster risk reduction (DRR) activities in Sub Saharan Africa at regional, sub regional and national level. It is intended to provide an advocacy platform, targeting regional and sub-regional fora, in order to increase the understanding and knowledge of DRR.

This issue includes:

27 Oct 2011 description

Wahroonga, New South Wales — The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Australia is assisting more drought and famine affected communities in the Horn of Africa as a result of the generosity of donors and the Australian Government’s dollar for dollar pledge.

With the promise of increased funding, ADRA Australia has pledged to ramp up its relief work in the Horn of Africa by building two additional lifesaving, deep-water bore holes in Kenyan communities, which will provide long term water sources.