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
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Most read reports
- ‘Wind of hope’ blowing through Horn of Africa says UN chief, as Ethiopia and Eritrea sign historic peace accord
- Ethiopia: Investigate police conduct after deaths of five people protesting ethnic clashes
- Displaced Ethiopians, returnees need continued support
- Ethiopia tops global list of highest internal displacement in 2018
- 23 Killed in Ethnic Violence Near Addis Ababa
As World Press Freedom Day takes place in Ghana May 3, Internews Regional Director for Africa addresses the challenges to media freedom facing the continent
It’s difficult to talk about freedom of the media in Africa today, without talking about the worrying events happening in East Africa, particularly in Kenya and Tanzania. Restrictions of and challenges to the media in these countries illustrate current declines in media freedom at the regional level, and reveal a level of hostility toward the media and contraction of civic space openly encouraged by leaders.
Seasonal increases in staple food prices expected as supplies tighten
• Recent seasonal harvest across the region eased staple food prices between November 2017 – February 2018, though remaining above average levels, while draw down in supplies is starting to push prices upward.
• Regional trade in staple foods has been below average levels, but expected to improve through mid-2018, boosted by December – January and forthcoming May – August seasonal harvests.
2,163 new arrivals were registered in March 2018 - 1,053 in Kakuma, 1,110 in Nairobi, and none in Dadaab. About 9,600 Ethiopian asylum seekers fled to Moyale in March.
78,088 Somalis have been assisted to return to Somalia under the voluntary repatriation programme since 2014, 2,791 of them in 2018
226,543 (47%) refugees reside in Dadaab, 187,013 (39%), in Kakuma & Kalobeyei Settlement and 67,670 (14%) in Nairobi
Working with Partners
- 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.
by Irene Amuron and Catalina Jaime, Climate Centre, Nairobi
Ten national African meteorological services were last month represented at the first dialogue platform for forecast-based financing (FbF) to be held on the continent, hosted by the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) in Nairobi.
• 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.
- Five countries hosting Somali refugees asked to speed up legislation to allow free movement, education and employment for the refugees.
- Despite efforts by the Somalia government to create a conducive environment for voluntary return supported by the international donors, the security situation has not improved forcing these countries to accommodate considerable number of returnees.
By Fred Oluoch
11,925 mt of food assistance distributed
US$5.8 m cash based transfers made
US$19.6 m six months (April- September 2018) net funding requirements
2.16 m people assisted in March 2018
A. Situation Analysis
Description of the disaster