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27 Jul 2018 description

Summary:

The regional appeal, throughout its first year, has supported 15 emergency operations, including ten Appeals and five DREFs. The latter were/are aiming at meeting the needs of approximately two million

people in 14 countries, including five countries of focus: Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia and South-Sudan. For this 12-month report, these operations were asked to provide a brief overview of their key achievements, successes, challenges and key lessons learned over the past year.

Country wise and regional key main achievements

In Countries:

23 Dec 2017 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of CHF 2,010,476 to enable the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to complement and support the country-level emergency operations related to food crises in Africa, mainly those Emergency Appeals focusing on drought and food insecurity. This regional appeal will ensure that the response to the food crises in Africa is effectively managed and coordinated beyond the country level, focusing on five key objectives:

22 Dec 2017 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of two million Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to complement and support the country-level emergency operations related to food crises in Africa, mainly those Emergency Appeals and DREF funded operations focusing on drought and food insecurity. This regional appeal will ensure that the response to the food crises in Africa is effectively managed and coordinated beyond the country level, focusing on five key objectives:

28 May 2012 description

This report covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2011.

In brief

Programme outcome

In line with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) Strategy 2020, the East Africa regional representation’s disaster management programme focuses on strengthening capacities of National Societies in the region in disaster preparedness aimed at empowering communities to becoming more prepared and resilient to disaster.

17 Apr 2012 description

16 April 2012

For the first time in eastern Africa, high level officials from across the region are meeting to address the current regulatory challenges related to the delivery of food aid and humanitarian assistance.

19 Oct 2011 description

Key messages

  • Governments, donors and humanitarian organisations must work together on a long term approach, addressing the chronic underlying issues. Together, we need to focus on preventing future crises through intelligent investment in sustainable change.

  • We must build the resilience of communities, empower people to identify their development priorities and diversify livelihood options. Smallholder farming provides one solution for struggling pastoralist communities and should be expanded.

23 Aug 2011 description

The devastating drought afflicting the people of the Horn of Africa has highlighted the critical need to respond to early warning and ensure community water facilities are well maintained and fully operational when disaster strikes.

12 Aug 2011 description

12 August 2011, Nairobi — Is the Horn of Africa truly facing the worst drought in sixty years? Perhaps. Yet a lot has changed over the past several decades, which helps us understand why we are facing a humanitarian crisis today. Most importantly, we should not, “blame the rain”.

Are we are placing unrealistic demands on the rain?

06 May 2008 description

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross Red Crescent response to emergencies.

03 Apr 2008 description

This report covers the period of 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2007 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

In brief

Programme summary:

From 2006 to 2007, donors continued to support ongoing programmes and plans for longer-term Keep-Up programmes in Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Sierra Leone, Togo, Uganda and Liberia. A Hang-Up and Keep-Up programme was also initiated in Indonesia.

28 Sep 2007 description

By Encho Gospodinov, Director a.i, Policy and Communications Division at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Red Cross Red Crescent disasters statistics show a worrying rise in the number of flood emergencies dealt with by volunteers across the African continent. Action must be taken if we want protect the lives and livelihoods of millions.

Over the past few years, the number of emergencies that National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies have responded to has risen steeply.