16 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
13 Jan 2012 description

From drought to floods — climate variability still impacting on vulnerable pastoral and agricultural communities.

The Eastern sector of the region has suddenly shifted from experi-encing severe drought to floods. This feature is a constant and urgent reminder of climate variability impacting on the most vulnerable pastoral and marginal agricultural communities.

29 Nov 2011 description
report World Bank

Key findings

• There are still many gaps to address before total sanitation can be achieved within East Africa.

• The efforts of various boundary partners, institutions, and organizations (including donors, the government, and the private sector) must be combined effectively to achieve behavior change outcomes.

• Areas to strengthen include: motivation for behavior change; engaging different levels of government to promote change; and increasing access to available resources.

29 Nov 2011 description

Chronic conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease out-breaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government capacity present signifi-cant challenges to vulnerable populations in the East and Central Africa region. Between Fiscal Year (FY) 2002 and FY 2011, USAID’s Office of U.S.

22 Sep 2011 description

Cereal crop in Somalia at 17-year low as famine spreads and food prices soar

The number of people affected by the current drought crisis in the Horn of Africa now stands at 13.3 million, with those affected in Djibouti, Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia. This is a significant increase from 12.42 million reported in August 2011 (UNHCR, KFSSG, FSNAU).

07 Sep 2011 description

WMO No. 926

GENEVA/NAIROBI 6 September 2011 (WMO) - The Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook for the forthcoming season (September through December 2011) indicates a possible return to normal/above-normal rainfall conditions in famine-hit southern Somalia, but a risk of below-normal rainfall remains over northern Somalia and adjoining regions.

24 Aug 2011 description

Current food security outcomes

  • Famine is expanding in Somalia while the food security emergency is deepening in the rest of the eastern Horn (Figure 1). About 3.7 million people in Somalia, 3.7 million people in Kenya, 4.8 million people in Ethiopia, and 0.16 million people in Djibouti are in need of assistance. A multi‐sectoral response is critical to prevent deaths and collapse of livelihood and social systems across the region.

11 Aug 2011 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 11 August 2011 (IRIN) - Drought, poor rains and continuing high fuel prices have combined to keep food prices in East Africa high, with consumers forgoing basic staples and many traders being forced to shut down their businesses.

IRIN spoke to residents of seven countries in the region for a sense of how the rising cost of living [ http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?reportid=92546 ] was affecting them.

Ethiopia

08 Aug 2011 description

Current food security outcomes

• Famine is expanding in Somalia while the food security emergency is deepening in the rest of the eastern Horn (Figure 1). About 12.5 million people are in need of assistance and a multi‐sectoral response is critical to prevent deaths and total collapse of livelihood and social systems.

09 Jul 2011 description

8 July 2011 -- The Horn of Africa is facing what has been described as the worst drought in over half a century. Around ten million people in Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia and Uganda are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. In Somalia, where the drought is compounded by the escalating conflict, tens of thousands of people have fled to the neighbouring countries of Ethiopia and Kenya, where many of them are living in overcrowded camps without adequate health care, clean water or proper sanitation.