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
- Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Ethiopia - Round 13: September - October 2018
- Eritrea-Ethiopia peace leads to a refugee surge
- Ethiopia Food Security Outlook, October 2018 to May 2019
- Ethiopia: Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Afar Region, Round 13: September/October 2018 - Summary of Key Findings
• In March 2018, approximately 2.55 million people were food insecure1 , down from 3.4 million as from August 2017. The record-high March to May rains resulted in significant improvement of food security and nutrition status in the second quarter of 2018. Massive flooding across 40 out of 47 counties, affected 800,000 people and displaced 291,171 (approximately 47% children) and 186 killed by mid-May 2018
• A total of 114,543 acutely malnourished children were admitted for treatment from 1 January to 31 May 2018 with UNICEF support.
• Over the last weeks, heavy rains have led to significant flooding across 40 out of 47 counties in Kenya, resulting in infrastructure damage and displacing 291,171 people.
• A total of 28,935 severely malnourished children and 64,503 moderately malnourished children were admitted for treatment from 1 January to 30 April 2018.
• Over 123,400 people in flood-affected counties benefitted from temporary access to safe water and 24,400 people from the distribution of NFIs.
6,418 mt of food assistance distributed
US$ 4.3 m cash based transfers made
US$ 29.6 m six months (May- October 2018) net funding requirements.
1.11 m people assisted in April 2018
NAIROBI, KENYA — Two months ago, Kote Adi fled Moyale, Ethiopia, after government soldiers there opened fire on civilians, killing at least nine. Kote and his pregnant wife found shelter in a tent in northeastern Kenya’s Dambala Fachana refugee camp, but weeks of heavy rain have displaced them again.
“Our plastic shelters were flooded with water,” said Kote Adi, who is settling into a new tent site on higher ground.
- Since March, heavy rainfall has led to flash floods and riverine flooding across large areas of the Horn of Africa.
• Most of the flood affected areas are the ones already affected by the 2017 drought. The compacted soil reduced their capacity to absorb rain, further increasing the flooding.
- Since the start of spring rains, flooding has affected 15 counties across Kenya, particularly the eastern counties. Heavy rains in the Ethiopian highlands and across southern Somalia have resulted in flash floods and riverine flooding in many locations, mostly along the Genale and Wabi Shebelle, the Juba and Shebelle river basins.
• Following security operations and political tensions, some 10,557 people from the Oromia region in Moyale, Ethiopia, have been displaced across the border to Moyale in Marsabit county, Kenya, since 10 March. More than 80% of the asylum seekers are women and children, including 600 pregnant women and 1,500 children under five. UNICEF is supporting response coordination and is providing WASH, Health, Nutrition, Child Protection and NFIs support.
Early onset of long rains driving crop production activities and rangeland resource regeneration
Government of Kenya calls for the closure of Dadaab refugee camp following terrorist attack in Garissa.
Fighting resumes in South Sudan as peace talks stall yet again.
Over 20,000 South Sudanese refugees received in neighbouring countries since February 2015.
Food security expected to deteriorate from April - June 2015 in most countries in the region.
More than 6,500 Burundian refugees flee tensions in Burundi ahead of June 2015 presidential elections.
Displacement increased by 1.4 million in region
The number of people displaced in the region has increased by 14 per cent in the last six months. By the end of September 2014, the total number of people displaced was 11,433,752 in Burundi, (eastern) Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Of the total displaced population, 2,467,547 are refugees while 8,966,205 are internally displaced persons (IDPs) and people severely affected by conflict.
Over 11 million people are living as refugees or IDPs in the eastern Africa region.
Upsurge in fighting and displacement in the Kivus and Katanga region.
ICPAC predicts more flooding in December 2014.
Chronic crisis with pockets of acute to emergency food and nutrition insecurity in region.
Internal displacement dramatic increase mainly in South Sudan and Sudan.
Scale up in response needs substantial new aid flows to be adequate.
Increased rains observed over the central parts of West Africa.
Slow start of the June-September rains observed over parts of Eastern Africa.
Rainfall forecasts suggest no respite in wetness across far western West Africa during the next outlook period.
An irregular distribution of rainfall was observed in Eastern Africa during the March-May rainy season.
Dry, drought conditions persisted across much of western Kenya.
Torrential rains impacted far western West Africa including Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Anomalously heavy rains were observed across much of South Sudan, increasing rainfall surpluses.
Dryness continued across parts of Kenya and northeastern Uganda.
1) Consistently low and infrequent seasonal precipitation across some bimodal rainfall areas of northern Tanzania, southwestern Kenya, and northeastern Uganda have resulted in strengthening moisture deficits since late March. A continuation of suppressed rainfall in May is likely to adversely impact developing crops and pastoral conditions in the region.
Food security stable but some areas experiencing crisis
Protection concerns for South Sudanese IDPs and refugees
Displacement crisis in Katanga, DRC
Reintegration challenges for expelled migrants from Tanzania
Less displacement caused by inter-communal violence in Kenya in 2013 compared to 2012
ICRC in Sudan forced to suspend operations, in talks with Government
Regional food security in eastern Africa shows marked improvement
Nutrition in Turkana Central worsens from Serious to Critical
No polio in South Sudan, as political impasse hinders vaccination in Sudan More than 100 people dead and over one million others affected by floods since August
More than 10 million people displaced in the region as of September 2013
Agreement signed for return of Somali refugees in Kenya, as similar plans are made for return of Burundians in Uganda
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Kenya: Deadly attacks on IDPs in Kenya displaces 30,000
• Inter-communal conflict between the Garre and Degodia clans in Mandera County has left over 85 people dead and over 25,000 others displaced since March 2012.
• Worst affected are Wajir County, Banisa and Rhamu Constituencies, with reports of emerging tensions between the relatives of the two communities across the border in Ethiopia.
• The Government has deployed security forces and commissioned a disarmament exercise in the affected area.
Over 170 people have died and 225,000 displaced as a result of flash flooding
Food Security: Aid agencies urged to adopt ‘no regrets response’ to build on regional food security gains
Renewed attempts made to address cross border and incountry insecurity in eastern Africa, namely in Somalia, DRC and Kenya.
Regional Migration: An estimated 9.15 million people are currently displaced in the region: 2,012,531 are refugees and 7,141,442 are IDPs