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20 Jun 2018 description
report Tearfund, Oxfam

*by Sini Maria Heikkila, Humanitarian Policy Officer Tearfund and *

Denis Kongere, Regional Drought Policy and Campaigns Manager, Oxfam

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.

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.

10 Jan 2018 description
report Oxfam
  • 22.9M People affected by drought in the region

  • 15M Food insecure people in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia

  • 1.8 M People displaced in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia by drought conditions

  • $1.5 billion Horn of Africa Drought Response funding gap

Context Highlights

15 Nov 2017 description
report Oxfam

Key Statistics

  • 22.9 million People affected by drought in the region

  • 15 million People facing crisis and emergency food Insecurity

  • 1.8 million People in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia have been displaced by drought conditions

  • $1,612,000 million Horn of Africa Drought Response funding gap

CONTEXT UPDATE

13 Oct 2017 description
report Oxfam

Key Statistics

  • 22.9 Million people affected by drought in the region

  • 15 million People facing crisis and emergencey food insecurity - 84,575 Cases of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) / Cholera have been reported in 2017 – with 1,546 associated deaths

  • 1.8 Million People in Kenya,
    Somalia and Ethiopia have been displaced by drought conditions

  • $1,612,000 Horn of Africa Drought Response funding gap

CONTEXT UPDATE

13 Sep 2017 description
report Oxfam

KEY STATISTICS

22.9 Million people affected by drought in the region

15 Million people are facing Crisis and Emergency Food Insecurity

15 million people won’t have access to safe drinking water in 2017

84,575 cases of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD)/Cholera have been reported in 2017 – with 1,546 associated deaths

1.8 million people in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia have been displaced by drought conditions

$1.6 Billion Oxfam Horn of Africa Drought Response funding gap

CONTEXT UPDATE

04 Aug 2017 description
report Oxfam

KEY STATISTICS

22.9 Million people affected by drought in the region

13.6 Million people are facing Crisis and Emergency Food Insecurity

15 million people won’t have access to safe drinking water in 2017

84,575 cases of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD)/Cholera have been reported in 2017 – with 1,546 associated deaths

1.8 million people in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia have been displaced by drought conditions

04 Jul 2017 description
report Oxfam

KEY STATISTICS

13.6 Million people are facing Crisis and Emergency Food Insecurity

15 million people won’t have access to safe drinking water in 2017

More than 84,575 cases of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD)/Cholera have been reported in 2017 – with 1,546 associated deaths

More than 1.6 million people in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia have been displaced by drought conditions

17 Jan 2014 description

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.

05 Jul 2012 description
report Oxfam

The 2011 drought across the Horn of Africa was, in some places, the worst to hit the region for 60 years. Three countries were hit by the drought: Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. Early in July 2011, Oxfam launched a massive public appeal for funds – the largest in its history – across several countries. Oxfam began to scale up rapidly, recruiting local staff, sending international experts to support them, and planning large-scale emergency activities with local partner organizations.

18 Jan 2012 description
report Oxfam, Save the Children

Le coût d'une réponse tardive à des alertes précoces lors de la sécheresse de 2011 dans la Corne de l'Afrique.

Plus de 13 millions de personnes sont encore aujourd’hui touchées par la crise dans la Corne de l’Afrique. Malgré plusieurs signes avant-coureurs, apparus quelques mois plus tôt, aucune réponse suffisante n'a été apportée avant qu'il ne soit trop tard.

18 Jan 2012 description
report Oxfam, Save the Children

Thousands of lives and millions of pounds lost due to late response to food crisis in East Africa

Lessons learnt can help prevent future disasters and save lives

Thousands of needless deaths occurred and millions of extra pounds were spent because the international community failed to take decisive action on early warnings of a hunger crisis in East Africa, according to a new report by the international aid agencies Oxfam and Save the Children.

19 Dec 2011 description
report Oxfam

European Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs Kristalina Georgieva endorsed today a Charter, launched by leading agencies, to make deadly food crises like the one gripping East Africa a thing of the past. The first leader to sign this charter was Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga, and later other leaders including UK Development Minister Andrew Mitchell endorsed it.

30 Nov 2011 description
report Oxfam

In drought-plagued East Africa, the short October-to-December rains have started to fall. While they are welcome – bringing relief in increased water availability and pasture – the hardships for countless herders and farmers are far from over. For many of the more than 13 million people affected by the drought and food crisis, the rains signal a shift in need and are likely to lead to increased requirements for health; shelter; and water, sanitation, and hygiene services.

18 Nov 2011 description

Background

The current drought in The East and Horn of Africa is estimated to have affected 13 million people, of which 4.5 million are Kenyans. Lives and livelihoods have been lost. It has also caused extensive debates on how to end drought emergencies. The discussions have hit media headlines and formed agendas of national and international conferences. A few of the issues that have cut across all these discussions are the acknowledgement that:

· While drought is an unavoidable natural phenomenon, it need not and should not lead to famine and other disasters.

25 Aug 2011 description
report Oxfam

Overview

The Horn of Africa is highly vulnerable to natural hazards, particularly drought, and climate variability is expected to increase in the future, which will have major impacts on livelihoods and food production. Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) seeks to analyse, manage and address the causal factors of disasters and their impact on men and women, and as such should be a core feature of humanitarian, rehabilitation and development programming.

This crisis is testament to the lack of priority given to resilience building in the region. In Oxfam’s view:

24 Aug 2011 description
report Oxfam

Oxfam-Québec

Les membres de la COALITION HUMANITAIRE, qui comptent au nombre des principales organisations humanitaires du Canada, travaillent en Afrique de l’Est et répondent aux besoins urgents des personnes les plus vulnérables touchées par la crise, principalement les femmes, les enfants et les personnes âgées.

16 Aug 2011 description

African leaders must stand up and provide aid to make this the last ever famine

New campaign says African government response has been slow and small

African governments must provide at least US$50 million in emergency funds for the worsening food crisis in the Horn of Africa, says a new report by the “Africans Act 4 Africa” campaign, signed by 12 Pan African networks. The response from African leaders has so far been much too little and much too late, the report said, and called for better African leadership on the crisis.