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
Maps & Infographics
Most read reports
- ‘Wind of hope’ blowing through Horn of Africa says UN chief, as Ethiopia and Eritrea sign historic peace accord
- Ethiopia: Investigate police conduct after deaths of five people protesting ethnic clashes
- 23 Killed in Ethnic Violence Near Addis Ababa
- Displaced Ethiopians, returnees need continued support
- Ethiopia tops global list of highest internal displacement in 2018
The Danish Refugee Council is present in some of the worst hit areas and helps people, who are affected by the escalating ‘four famines’ in Africa and Yemen.
More than 20 million people are facing famine in the crisis currently escalating several places in African and Yemen. This has caused the UN to issue its largest appeal in the organizations history. The Danish Refugee Council is present in many of the worst affected areas and is working extensively to help.
By reviewing existing initiatives, frameworks and commitments in the search of durable solutions in the region, this study conducted by Samuel Hall looks at good practices, challenges and opportunities. The objective is to have a better understanding of the current landscape in order to improve coordination and to inform a learning and capacity development agenda across stakeholders.
Good practices, challenges and opportunities in the search of durable solutions
Shelter, protection, access to water and food – needs are basic for the thousands of Somalis seeking refuge in Dollow, a remote area of Somalia. Unmet, these needs have immediate and immense impact on health and survival in the makeshift camps, and can eventually cost lives. Danish Refugee Council is on the ground providing essential emergency assistance in Dollow.
DRC / NRC: Durable Solutions – Somali refugee perspectives
More than a quarter of the Somali population have fled their country since civil war broke out in 1991. Millions remain in displacement in the region. What are their perspectives on the future? Do they believe in eventual return to Somalia? These are among the themes explored in the report ‘Durable Solutions’.
One year after famine was first declared in Somalia, millions of people continue to struggle with consequences of the historic 2011 drought in the Horn of Africa. Limited access to aid in many areas and inadequate rainfall hamper rehabilitation and food security. However, in the midst of continued displacement and distress there are little signs of improvement – some even conveyed as poetry.
The cost of saving a life in Somalia is small but the volume of people in need of help is large and growing. Danish Refugee Council has received funding from the EU Humanitarian Fund to provide relief - for even more people.
Drought in South Central Somalia has created a significantly worsened humanitarian situation during the past six months. Furthermore, renewed fighting and growing instability is adding to the urgency of securing relief aid to the victims of the humanitarian crisis.
Fighting between TFG forces (Transitional Federal Government) and al-Shabaab is expected to escalate and continue over the coming months.
Climate changes in the Horn of Africa have increased the number of refugees in need of humanitarian aid from the International Society as the prolonged drought has dismantled the traditional survival mechanisms in the area.
The conflict in Somalia centred round the capital Mogadishu is growing worse day by day, and at the same time both Somalia and Ethiopia have experienced a prolonged drought.