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12 Dec 2011 description

UNDP’s Response

After consecutive seasons of inadequate rainfall, countries in the Horn of Africa are facing the worst drought in 60 years – leading to the largest food crisis in 20 years, and the world’s first famine of this century. UNDP is engaged with humanitarian actors in the region as an essential part of the response, addressing underlying factors of livelihoods and governance.

18 Oct 2011 description

Consolidated action points developed by participants to bridge the gap between community, district, national and regional levels in exalerating drought risk reduction in the HoA.

18 Oct 2011 description

The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction’s (UNISDR) Regional Office for Africa and the United Nations Development Programme Drylands Development Centre (UNDP-DDC) are jointly organizing the Fourth Africa Drought Adaptation Forum (ADAF4) under the framework of the African Drought Risk and Development Network (ADDP), back to back with the International Day for Disaster Reduction with focus on the current Horn of Africa Drought.

17 Sep 2011 description

I. SITUATION ANALYSIS

After two consecutive seasons of inadequate rainfall, the eastern Horn of Africa is currently facing the worst drought in 60 years. Areas in Somalia are the most critically affected, with a famine widespread in south Somalia including in Middle Shabelle, Benadir, Gedo, Lower Shabelle and Bakool regions. Famine is expected to spread across all regions of the south in the coming weeks. Millions of people are in urgent need of life-saving assistance.

17 Sep 2011 description

UNDP’S RESPONSE IN THE HORN OF AFRICA

After consecutive seasons of inadequate rainfall, countries in the Horn of Africa are facing the worst drought in 60 years – leading to the largest food crisis in 20 years, and the world’s first famine of this century. UNDP is engaged with humanitarian actors in the region as an essential part of the response, addressing underlying factors of livelihoods and governance.