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31 Mar 2018 description

Staple Food Markets in East Africa: White maize is the main staple grain consumed in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. In Uganda, white maize is grown mainly as a commercial crop for export in the region. Imported rice is a major staple for Somalia, which mainly consume belem—the imported red rice. Tanzania is also a major producer and source of rice in the region while Kenya and Uganda are minor producers. Both red and white sorghum are produced and consumed in the region. This is an important staple in Sudan and Somalia as well as in other marginal agricultural areas of the region.

26 Mar 2018 description

475.9 M required for 2018

24.5 M contributions received, representing 5% of requirements

451.3 M funding gap for the Somalia Situation

05 Mar 2018 description

For immediate release

  • Six projects totaling $1.3 million committed in February

  • Over 28,000 people in five countries will benefit; includes emergency humanitarian response in Somalia

  • Over 28,000 people in five countries will benefit from six projects totaling $1.3 million committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in February.

02 Mar 2018 description
report Oxfam

CONTEXT HIGHLIGHTS

The Horn of Africa has been hotter and drier than normal in January following an early cessation of seasonal rains around mid-December. This is likely to result in further deterioration of pasture and water resources, most notably in pastoral and marginal agricultural areas of Somalia, Ethiopia and parts of northern Kenya. Humanitarian needs are expected to remain significant, an estimated 7.4 million (latest figure) in Ethiopia, 6.2 million in Somalia and 3.4 million in Kenya will require food assistance in the first half of 2018.

01 Mar 2018 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

19 Feb 2018 description
report Oxfam

The Horn and East Africa region has been affected by yet another drought with hardly any reprieve from the 2016 El Nino induced crisis. By end of March 2017 the UN estimated that 22.9 million people in the greater Horn were food insecure, a figure expected to rise as the crisis worsens. The number of people affected in the three countries is 8.5 million people in Ethiopia, 3.2 million in Somalia and 3.4 million in Kenya.

16 Feb 2018 description

13th February 2018, Mombasa, Kenya: The period between March and May (MAM) constitute an important rainfall season over the equatorial parts of the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) region. The prediction of MAM 2018 season indicates increased likelihood of near normal to enhanced rainfall over much of the Greater Horn of Africa. However, near normal to depressed rainfall is likely to occur over much of Somalia, southeastern Ethiopia and eastern Kenya.

15 Feb 2018 description

Nairobi, 15 February 2018- Sometimes, the choices migrants make is dependent on the information, or lack of it, that is available to them. Being informed in a timely and accessible manner remains vital if migrants are to make the right or informed decisions. To ensure this, IOM, the UN Migration Agency has rolled out a mobile app called MigApp to empower migrants in East and Horn of Africa.

08 Feb 2018 description

• Severe drought conditions continue to affect Somalia, South-East Ethiopia and North-East Kenya.

• Over 15 million people in the region are facing food security crisis and food insecurity has increased in all three countries over the last 6 months

• Without continued humanitarian support this situation is likely to deteriorate in early 2018

08 Feb 2018 description

January rainfall improves harvest prospects in Burundi and Rwanda

KEY MESSAGES

  • Tanzania continued to receive well above-average rainfall in January, resulting in favorable agricultural conditions across the country.

  • Burundi, eastern Rwanda, and localized areas of eastern DRC also received above-average rains during this period, improving harvest prospects following dry spells during the Season A (October to December) rains.

01 Feb 2018 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

Staple Food Markets in East Africa:

01 Feb 2018 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • On 22 December 2017, IOM began collecting data on IDP movements in and out of the two main IDP sites in Dolow: Kabasa (population: 5,500 HHs) and Qansaxlay (population: 2,900 HHs).
    This analysis report summarizes the first 6 weeks of data collected.

  • A total of 1,150 entries compared to just 18 exits were recorded over the reporting period.