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18 Jan 2013 description


Total 2012 figures of migrants between Djibouti and Yemen: In 2012, a total of 107,532 persons arrived on the shores of Yemen. The number of migrants arriving in Yemen in 2012; were a 4 per cent increase from the 103,532 persons who arrived in Yemen in 2011, and more than double the 53,382 migrants who arrived in Yemen in 2010. 75 per cent or 80,465 persons who arrived in Yemen in 2012 travelled via Djibouti.

10 Jan 2013 description

Key messages from the FSNWG meeting held on December 13, 2012 (FSNWG, 13/12/12)

  • The food security situation in the region continues to improve. The current conditions are better in comparison to the same time last year and as good as has been observed in the 5 years.

  • October to December agro-climatic conditions have been favourable for agricultural and livestock production (FEWS NET Nov 12). A normal cessation to October to December rains is expected

20 Dec 2012 description
report World Bank

December 2012 – Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan


  • Conditions across the Horn of Africa have improved but 8 million people remain food insecure. This is down from 13.3 million one year ago.

  • Somalia remains the most affected country with 2.1 million people in need of urgent food assistance. Ongoing conflict, population displacement, limited access for humanitarian agencies and the disruption of economic activities compound the food security situation in the country.

20 Dec 2012 description

Fifty-five people are drowned or missing after an overcrowded boat capsized off the Somali coast on Tuesday night (18 December). UNHCR is greatly saddened by this latest tragic incident - the biggest loss of life in the Gulf of Aden since February 2011 when 57 Somali refugees and migrants from the Horn of Africa drowned while attempting to reach Yemen.

20 Dec 2012 description
report World Bank


  • An estimated 8 million people remain food insecure in the Horn of Africa. The majority of those in need of humanitarian assistance are in Somalia (2.12 million).

  • The general food security outlook for the Horn indicates that crop production should be favorable ahead of the end of the year harvests. Livelihood improvements still depend on how certain communities (especially pastoralists) are able to recover from the previous seasons’ poor crop production, loss of livestock and macro-economic shocks.

18 Dec 2012 description
report Save the Children

BRUSSELS (Dec. 18, 2012) - Thirteen thousand children who have fled from conflict in Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will benefit from the European Union's Nobel Peace prize money, granted to Save the Children and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), it was announced today.

18 Dec 2012 description

The activities proposed hereafter are subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/ BUD/2013/01000



14 Dec 2012 description

UNHCR Operation highlights

Somalia is the country generating the third highest number of refugees in the world, after Afghanistan and Iraq.

Somali people are facing one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world today. One in three Somalis is in urgent need of humanitarian assistance and one in every three children living in the South-Central region is malnourished.

13 Dec 2012 description

Cumulative seasonal rainfall deficits grow over parts of the Eastern Horn


10 Dec 2012 description


• 3,650 Somali refugees arrive in Ethiopia’s Dollo Ado in November

• Ethiopian Government authorizes opening of sixth Dollo Ado camp

• November sees lowest 2012 Somalia displacement

• Kenyan Government allows two-week Dadaab camp registration

07 Dec 2012 description


Famine conditions were still present in parts of southern Somalia when the previous humanitarian appeal for Somalia was launched in December 2011. On 3 February, the famine was declared over, largely due to the delivery of aid under extremely difficult conditions and the exceptional harvest at the start of 2012.

30 Nov 2012 description

Acute food insecurity likely to decline for most poor households from October to March.


  • October to March 2013 is anticipated to have a significant reduction in the food insecure population in East Africa from the exceptionally high level of acute food insecurity during the peak of the drought crisis in August 2011. An estimated 14.5 million people in Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti, and Rwanda, down from 16 million in September 2012, are in the Stressed (IPC Phase 2) and Crisis (IPC Phase 3) phases of acute food insecurity.

27 Nov 2012 description

IGAD member states to work together as a region to increase investment towards ending drought emergencies by building sustainable livelihoods.

26 Nov 2012 description


  • Improved food security and nutrition conditions in Eastern Africa

  • More than 60,000 people displaced in the north of Goma as M23 takes over

  • More than 11,000 former Burundian refugees voluntarily repatriated from Tanzania

  • Kenya’s Department of Refugee Affairs allows a two-week refugee registration in Dadaab refugee complex

  • Water trucking operations stopped in Dawe Sarar woreda (Oromia) and Somali Region due to increased rain