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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- WFP Ethiopia Country Brief, October 2018
ActionAid has launched a £1.5 million appeal to urgently step up its work in drought-affected East Africa.
The severe drought across Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Uganda and Djibouti has left an estimated 10m people on the brink of starvation with some areas experiencing the driest conditions in 60 years.
ActionAid has been responding to the crisis for several months and has already helped more than 194,000 people with emergency food supplies, water and income generating schemes.
In parts of East Africa the failure of two successive seasonal rains has caused crop failures and livestock deaths. At a time of high global food prices this has led to food scarcity and insecurity.
In drought stricken Northern Kenya, an estimated 1.2 million people will be affected by this emergency. ActionAid is providing immediate assistance by trucking water to the areas in most desperate need, in the Takaba and Mandera districts.
ActionAid is responding to the floods hitting the Horn of Africa prioritising Garissa and Ijara districts in north eastern Kenya as heavy rains continue. Tarpaulins, blankets, jerry cans, water treatment tablets, utensils and transport are being provided to some of the 300,000 people who have been displaced from their homes.
The number of people affected by prolonged
droughts in nine countries in East Africa has double since January, despite
a recent week of rain.
Over 11 million people across Eritrea, Djibouti, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia and Somaliland, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Burundi are now in need of assistance up from an estimated 5 million in January.
Hundreds of people, and tens of thousands of livestock have already died, destroying lives and livelihoods
One of the worst affected countries, Kenya, has over 8 million people in need of food, and this number is rising.
Despite recent rains, the situation for many people suffering one of East Africa's worst droughts for a generation remains critical.