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15 Jul 2017 description
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World Bank Group Senior Vice President Mahmoud Mohieldin writes about the New Way of Working and collaboration with UN agencies and International Organizations to help bridge the humanitarian-development nexus.*

Due to drought conditions and conflict, more than 20 million people in in Somalia, Northeast Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen are at risk of starvation and famine, which is the world’s largest humanitarian crisis since 1945.

28 Oct 2014 description
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Regional initiative in support of the Horn of Africa

UN Secretary-General, WBG and IsDBG Presidents, and other Agency Heads Visit Region to Link Peace Efforts with Economic Progress

20 Feb 2013 description
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AT A GLANCE

  • Conditions across the Horn of Africa have improved, however a crisis food security situation continues in areas of South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya. 12.1 million people remain food insecure. The following number of people are affected per country:

  • Djibouti 70,000

  • Ethiopia 3.8 million

  • Kenya 2.5 million

  • Somalia 2.1 million

  • South Sudan 3 million

20 Dec 2012 description
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December 2012 – Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan

AT A GLANCE

  • 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
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AT A GLANCE

  • 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 Sep 2012 description
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AT A GLANCE

  • The total number of food insecure people in the Horn of Africa is approximately 8 million people.
    The majority of those in need of humanitarian assistance are in Somalia (2.12 million).

  • The European Commission on Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) emphasizes that millions of people are still depending on international assistance for their daily sustenance and that funding is still needed, despite eased conditions.

25 Jul 2012 description
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AT A GLANCE

  • The total number of food insecure people in the Horn of Africa is still hovering around 9.95million people. The majority of those in need of humanitarian assistance are in Somalia (2.51 million – down slightly from June estimates).

03 Jul 2012 description
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AT A GLANCE

  • Deterioration in the food security outlook is being experienced in many parts of the Horn, especially in Somalia where major food assistance will be unable to reach much of the population in a crisis and/or emergency situation due to ongoing conflict. Famine is still not anticipated even though the situation remains serious.

12 Jun 2012 description
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AT A GLANCE

  • A deterioration in the food security outlook is foreseen in many parts of the Horn, especially in Somalia where major food assistance will be unable to reach much of the population in a crisis and/or emergency situation due to conflict. (according to the Food Security and Nutrition Working Group for Central and Easter Africa). Famine is still not anticipated even though the situation remains serious.

11 May 2012 description
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AT A GLANCE

  • The total number of food insecure people in the Horn of Africa as a result of the drought is around 9 million people. The majority of those in need of humanitarian assistance are in Somalia (2.51 million – a third of the country) according to the OCHA Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit.

  • In its Horn of Africa "Urgent Needs 90 day Plan for March-June 2012", FAO reports that the situation in the drought affected areas of the Horn has improved significantly although the situation is still far from normalized.

09 May 2012 description
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Press Release No:2012/436/AFR

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2012 – The World Bank said today that nine million people are currently facing food shortages in the Horn of Africa (down from a high of 13.3 million in September 2011 when the drought was at its peak), and nearly 14 million people in the Sahel region, which mainly includes Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger are at risk of hunger because of drought, limited food, political instability, and periods of conflict.

15 Mar 2012 description
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Situation Update (31 January 2011 to 10 February 2012)

  • The total number of food insecure people in the Horn of Africa as a result of the drought is estimated at 9.59 million (a decline of 3.7 m from the peak of drought which had affected 13.3 m people).

  • In Ethiopia the number of drought affected food insecure people is estimated at 3.3 million; in Kenya 3.75 million, in Somalia 2.34 million, and in Djibouti 0.2 million.

02 Mar 2012 description
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Situation Update (February 15th to March 2nd 2012)

  • The total number of food insecure people in the Horn of Africa as a result of the drought has dropped from 13.3 m people in late 2011 to around 9 million people today. Much of the available information on food insecurity resulting from drought is being mixed with general food insecurity data so the numbers may not reflect the reality on the ground. In short, food insecurity in the region remains a major concern.

01 Mar 2012 description
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February 15 to March 2, 2012

AT A GLANCE

  • The total number of food insecure people in the Horn of Africa as a result of the drought has dropped from 13.3 m people in late 2011 to around 9 million people today. Much of the available information on food insecurity resulting from drought is being mixed with general food insecurity data so the numbers may not reflect the reality on the ground. In short, food insecurity in the region remains a major concern.

14 Jan 2012 description
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Update 6 December 2011 – 15 January 2012

  • The early onset of the short/deyr (October to December) rains in both the pastoral and cropping areas of the eastern Horn ended the protracted drought caused by two successive seasonal failures.

  • In the pastoral areas, the rains have led to recharging of most surface water resources, re‐generation of browse, and return of livestock that had migrated, which has improved access to milk from shoats and camels.

05 Dec 2011 description
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Update 25 November – 6 December 2011

  • The total number of food insecure people in the Horn of Africa has continued to decline from 11.9 million in November to 11.35 million in December, in Ethiopia the number of food insecure people reduced by 500,000 to 3.4 million, and in Kenya by 500,000 to 3.75 million

  • Three regions of Somalia were reclassified in mid-November from “Famine” to “Humanitarian Emergency.” Humanitarian needs still persist however with 250,000 out of a previous 750,000 Somalis continuing to be at risk of starvation

29 Nov 2011 description
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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.

23 Sep 2011 description
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Response Plan

Press Release No:2012/088/AFR

The Bank’s $1.88 billion to address short-term needs for millions and fund long-term recovery

16 Sep 2011 description

Press Release No:2012/074/AFR

Some 550,000 people, mostly women and children, expected to benefit

WASHINGTON, September 15, 2011 – Over half a million people, mostly women and children, will be able to access nutrition, health and sanitation services in refugee settlements along the Somali border in Kenya and Ethiopia as a result of a US$30 million grant which the World Bank announced today.

25 Jul 2011 description
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News Release 2011/039/AFR

Projects targeted to focus on short-term recovery and long-term drought resilience

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2011 – On the eve of the international emergency summit on the unfolding tragedy in the Horn of Africa, the World Bank today announced it is providing more than US$500 million to assist drought victims, in addition to US$12 million in immediate assistance to help those worst hit by the crisis.