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
Most read reports
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- Ethiopia: The 2018 HDRP is facing a US$416.4 million funding shortfall to cover needs until the end of the year
- Change and Continuity in Protests and Political Violence PM Abiy’s Ethiopia
Seasonal rainfall well above average across many areas of the Horn
• Since late March, rainfall has been above average over broad areas of Somalia, eastern and southern Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, and Burundi. Initial satellite-derived estimates suggest rainfall since late March has been as much as 200 percent of average across many areas.
• On the 4th week of March, a total of 81 entries and 3 exits were recorded at Kabasa and Qansaxley camps in Dolow. The number of entries on this week were twice compared to last week record which was 42.
• The majority of the new arrivals in this week cited lack of food as their reason for displacement (72%). Others cited rejoining family (10%) and insecurity (10%) as their reasons for displacement.
• A total of 11 entries and 2 exits were recorded in both Qansaxley and Kabasa IDP camps in Dolow. The number of entries on this week were far lower than previous weeks. There was heavy rainfall in different parts of the country for the last two weeks, and there was minimal road access and very few vehicles operating in between the towns.
• Most of the new arrivals in this week cited lack of food as their reason for displacement (67%). Others cited insecurity (33%) as their reason.
- The operational context during February was marked mainly by small-scale attacks, evictions, drought and the drying up the Shabelle river.
- Consequently, February witnessed a slight increase in displacements, in cases of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD)/Cholera, and severe water shortages.
- Monitoring agencies reported that food security improved but in the absence of assistance food security would deteriorate significantly.
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.
In March, a total of 33,525 individuals were recorded in border crossing points monitored by the DTM. While this represents a significant increase in the number of migrants identified in comparison with February 2018, this change is attributed to increased coverage of the DTM and improved methodology. Main movements were recorded in Lower Juba region. Dhobley (Lower Juba) border point recorded the highest number of exits while Buuhoodle (Togdheer) recorded the highest number of entries. 58% of all movements identified were inflows, while 42% were outflows.
475.9 M required for 2018
24.5 M contributions received, representing 5% of requirements
451.3 M funding gap for the Somalia Situation
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.
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.
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.
In February, a total of 14,025 individuals were recorded in border crossing points, mainly in Lower Juba region. Dhobley border point had the highest number of entries (1,755 persons) and exits (2,155). 55% of all movements identified were inflows, while 45% were outflows. Countries of departure of inflows were mainly Kenya (68%), Ethiopia (18%), Djibouti (11%), and Yemen (3%). Countries of destination of outflows were mainly Kenya (75%), Ethiopia (15%), and Uganda (4%).
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.