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
- UNICEF Ethiopia Humanitarian Situation Report #8 – Reporting Period: August 2018
- ‘Wind of hope’ blowing through Horn of Africa says UN chief, as Ethiopia and Eritrea sign historic peace accord
- Ethiopia Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 63 | 3 - 16 September 2018
- Ethiopia – New Episode of Ethnic Violence (DG ECHO, Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 19 September 2018)
- Displaced Ethiopians, returnees need continued support
Prolonged and worsening drought conditions across Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya means that more than 11 million people are facing severe hunger and are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is calling for an immediate and expansive response in order to prevent widespread drought conditions from triggering a humanitarian catastrophe.
This bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) has immediately responded and will request in the coming days for assistance through International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) international disaster response mechanisms.
1. Executive Summary
Situated in a region prone to man-made, natural, slow-onset or rapid complex emergencies, the IFRC EAIOIRO supports Red Cross and Red Crescent (RC / RC) National Societies in humanitarian response and enhancing communities’ capacity to be more resilient to hazards and risks.
There is an increasing awareness that enormous change is on-going in the arid lands. the next ten years will be a period of transition and new opportunities, as families who struggle to make ends meet, continue to try to educate and feed their children and search for jobs in the rural towns. Future aspirations are being shaped by the on-going changes. in the aftermath of the drought and famine of 2011, capturing and understanding these changes was a starting point in efforts to work differently and better.
Nairobi, Kenya, 24 October 2013: As polio continues to spread throughout the Horn of Africa, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has announced plans to support polio immunization of millions of children in the region.
Period covered by this Final Report: 15 October 2008 - 31 May 2013
1. Executive Summary
Overall Project/Program Status:
Nairobi, 6 th July. Last week, representatives from the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC), Red Cross/ Red Crescent Societies from the Horn of Africa and all over the world, met in Nairobi with the Secretary General from IGAD, the regional director of the African Development Bank and representatives from the donor community to agree on a way forward to build more resilient communities.
The revised strategic framework outlines the role of IFRC offices in supporting East African Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to respond to the crises in the Horn of Africa.
The IFRC will support National Societies to:
Respond to extreme food, nutrition, water, sanitation, and health insecurity of people at risk in the short term, and wherever possible address root causes in delivery of our services
Promote early recovery strategies in the medium term
Promote livelihood resilience in the long term
The drought situation is severe in the Horn of Africa, and humanitarian interventions are urgently needed. High levels of vulnerability due to chronic poverty, changes in livelihoods, increased populations and conflict have left millions of people susceptible to this long period of drought.
Soaring food prices have conspired with crippling drought in the Horn of Africa to produce an appalling food crisis. The extent of the disaster is detailed in a new report issued today by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
The looming crisis has prompted the IFRC to urgently appeal for some 113 million Swiss Francs (USD 95 million or EUR 73 million) to meet the immediate needs of …
This report covers the period of 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2007 for the 2006-2007 Appeal.
Programme summary: Disaster Management programme: Special attention was given to preparedness and risk reduction in terms of training, contingency planning, partnerships and forums for information sharing and early warning. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the implementation of climate change initiatives in the Zone was concluded with the RCRC Climate Change Centre in Netherlands.
The Horn of Africa's worst drought in a decade has led to acute shortages of water and food, decimated grazing lands and cereal production, and killed large numbers of cattle in the worst affected parts of southern Somalia and in the Somali Regional State in south-eastern Ethiopia. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is stepping up its emergency operation to assist more than half a million people in areas affected by the drought and armed violence in Somaliaand Ethiopiaover the next five months.
This Annual Report is intended for reporting on the Federation's Annual Appeals only.
Appeal Target: CHF 4,819,204 (USD 2,969,221 or EUR 3,296,273)
Objectives, Achievements and Constraints Regional Disaster Preparedness and Response
During the year, the regional disaster preparedness and response Strategy 2010 was launched through the East Africa Appeal 2001-2002, and the necessary structures and systems set up for the next nine years. The programme team was composed of one delegate and two regionally recruited officers.