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09 Jun 2017 description
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Kenya - The East and Horn of Africa is experiencing the worst drought the region has seen in decades. Since 2016, repeated failed rains have led to severe food insecurity and to increasing numbers of internal and cross border displacement.

19 Jul 2013 description


The Somalia crisis remains one of the largest and most complex in the world. Moreover, a shortfall in funding jeopardizes efforts to build Somalis‟ resilience to shocks.

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.

29 Mar 2012 description

FAO has renewed its commitment to realizing a hunger-free Horn of Africa, basing its support on four main principles: (i) governments and peoples commit to a hunger-free Horn of Africa; (ii) policies and institutions ensure the realization of a hunger-free Horn; (iii) increased investment in agriculture and food security promotes peace and prosperity; and (iv) successful programmes and innovations are scaled up for rapid impact. To achieve this renewed commitment, FAO is prioritizing partnerships, capacity development and synergies.

23 Mar 2012 description

Funding needed to build strength against crisis

Rome, 23 March 2012 - FAO today urgently appealed for $50 million to cover the funding gap for priority agricultural and pastoral activities that must be carried out in the Horn of Africa before and during the next planting season, which coincides with the rainy season from April to June.

04 Oct 2011 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 11,186,605
Balance requested: US$ 3,164,056

Geneva, 02 October 2011

Dear Colleagues,

17 Aug 2011 description

The crisis in the Horn of Africa is the most severe food security emergency in the world today. With areas facing one of the driest years since 1950/51, food crises have escalated into famine in parts of southern Somalia (Bakool and Lower Shabelle), with acute and food livelihood crises and humanitarian emergencies affecting other countries in the region.

10 Aug 2011 description
report Save the Children

A groundbreaking campaign called "I’m Gonna Be Your Friend" has launched, supported by many of the world’s most famous names in entertainment and their fans.

Tuesday 9 August 2011

Aimed at raising urgently needed funds for the millions of children in East Africa facing starvation, we hope to reach almost a billion people worldwide.

We want people to download a re-release 1973 Bob Marley & The Wailers song ‘High Tide or Low Tide’ and the accompanying short film by award-winning director Kevin MacDonald.

02 Aug 2011 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 10,236,419

Geneva, 02 August 2011

Dear Colleagues,

A revision of the ACT Appeal on hand was necessary to: 1) reflect accurate contributions to salaries of staff of The Lutheran World Federation in Kenya and 2) to remove the overhead costs from the budget for the component of Norwegian Church Aid.

29 Jul 2011 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 10,418,346

Geneva, 29 July 2011

Dear Colleagues,

The drought situation in the Horn of Africa has reached crisis levels. This region has experienced two consecutive seasons of significantly below average rainfall, resulting in one of the driest years since 1994.

29 Jul 2011 description


Faced with the current humanitarian emergency in the Horn of Africa, the humanitarian teams in the affected countries of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia have come together to contribute to this Humanitarian Requirements overview.

29 Jul 2011 description

GENEVA, July 28 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency on Thursday appealed for an extra US$8.6 million to expand its humanitarian assistance in the East and Horn of Africa. This comes as severe famine and continuing violence aggravate the mass displacement of people both inside Somalia and across its borders.

UNHCR's revised requirements to respond to the emergency inside Somalia and the refugee crisis it has spawned in Ethiopia and Kenya now stand at US$144.9 million – up from the original appeal of US$136.3 million issued in early July.

28 Jul 2011 description

The Horn of Africa is facing one of the worst droughts in decades and the situation in war-torn Somalia has become extremely dire. The United Nations declared famine in two areas of southern Somalia: Bakool and Lower Shabelle. Famine is declared when more than two adults or four children die per 10,000 people, when over 30 percent of the children suffer acute malnutrition rates, and when people have access to less than 2,100 kilocalories per day. It is expected that famine conditions will also become prevalent in Gedo, Middle and Lower Juba, Bay, Middle Shabelle and Hiraan.

22 Jul 2011 description

More than 11 million people across the Horn of Africa are in urgent need of food assistance and WFP needs your help to get it to them. Here are 10 things absolutely anyone can do to help us save lives.

  1. Make an online donation
    Over the coming weeks, WFP will feed more people across the Horn of Africa than live in Los Angeles. That’s a big job. Making a secure online donation is one of the best ways you can help us get it done. Donate now.

22 Jul 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

NAIROBI/GENEVA, 22 July 2011 - With famine now declared in two regions of Southern Somalia and malnutrition rates at emergency levels in arid and semi-arid regions across the Horn of Africa, almost 720,000 children are at risk of death without urgent assistance. In total 2.23 million children in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are estimated to be acutely malnourished.