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05 Sep 2018 description

Foreword from the Regional Director

Welcome to the August edition of the UN Migration Agency Bulletin for the East and Horn of Africa.
Like in many parts of the globe, migration continues to dominate debates in our region. On 6 August, IOM and its partners, launched a Regional Migrant Response Plan for the Horn of Africa and Yemen appealing to the international community for USD 45 million. It is the first of such plan to be launched ever.

28 Nov 2017 description


• Food security in Somalia deteriorated between August and October due to ongoing conflict and drought conditions

• USAID partners in Kenya remain prepared to respond to civil unrest following the country’s repeat election in October

• Nearly 40 percent of the approximately 578,000 IDPs in Ethiopia’s Oromiya Region lack adequate shelter


13 Oct 2017 description


  • Nearly one million people displaced in Somalia from January to August, more than 800,000 primarily due to drought conditions

  • Clashes in Ethiopia’s Oromiya and Somali regions displace populations, exacerbate humanitarian needs

  • USG provided more than $1 billion in humanitarian funding for the Horn of Africa regional response in FY 2017


11 Aug 2017 description

Food Security

The number of severely food insecure people in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia has increased to 14.3 million, following the publication of new data on the situation in Kenya.

08 Nov 2016 description
report UN Security Council

Letter dated 7 October 2016 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea addressed to the President of the Security Council

On behalf of the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea, and in accordance with paragraph 32 of Security Council resolution 2244 (2015), I have the honour to transmit herewith the report on Somalia of the Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea.

24 Nov 2014 description
Hoa - version 1
Technical Annex - version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2015/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 77 000 000

13 Aug 2014 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 13 August 2014 (IRIN) - Some 20 million people are facing acute food insecurity in eastern and central Africa, with most of them being at “crisis” and “emergency” levels, according to aid agencies. This figure compares unfavorably with 15.8 million people in July 2013.

The affected countries include Somalia, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Central Africa Republic (CAR), Sudan, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Tanzania.

01 Aug 2014 description
Horn of Africa - version 2
Technical Annex - version 4

AMOUNT: EUR 94 000 000


In Somalia, the humanitarian situation today shows many parallels to the period ahead of the devastating 2011 drought that triggered a declaration of famine, which caused the excess deaths of 258 000 people the majority of them being children under five.

18 Jun 2014 description

East of Africa Overview

  • Food security: As of May 2014, nearly 17 million people are in Stressed, Crisis, and Emergency (IPC Phases 2, 3, and 4) acute food insecurity conditions in East Africa. Populations in the higher phases can be found in South Sudan, Sudan, eastern Ethiopia, Djibouti, southern Somalia, and northern Kenya (FEWSNET, 06/2014).

10 Dec 2013 description
Horn of Africa - version 1
Technical Annex

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/ BUD/2014/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 84 000 000

16 Sep 2013 description


  • The number of people in food security crisis dropped to 870,000, but an additional 2.3 million people remain on the margin of food insecurity.

  • Polio outbreak continues with 169 confirmed cases since May. In the last six weeks, no new cases have been reported in the epicentre – Banadir region, which comprises Mogadishu.

  • Aid organizations and the Federal Government of Somalia are trying to determine the gap and mitigate effects in the health sector after MSF pull-out.

16 Jul 2013 description


  • The security situation in southern Somalia remains unpredictable with fighting erupting in Kismayo and the attack on the UN in Mogadishu.

  • Almost 4 million people have received polio vaccination after a polio outbreak was confirmed in May, six years after Somalia was declared free of the crippling virus.

  • Urgent funding is needed to respond to immense humanitarian needs in Somalia and to consolidate gains made.

09 Jul 2013 description

UNHCR chief visits Mogadishu, expresses solidarity with Somali people on eve of Ramadan

Mogadishu, 9 July 2013 -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Antόnio Guterres, visited the Somali capital today to demonstrate his support for continued progress toward peace in a country torn by over two decades of conflict. His visit was timed to coincide with the eve of Ramadan to express his solidarity with a population that, he said, “has suffered on a scale that is beyond measurement.”

27 Jun 2013 description


  • Polio immunisation campaigns continue as new cases reported in Horn of Africa

  • Measles and Yellow Fever vaccinations underway in Ethiopia

  • The number of food insecure in the region has halved since the drought crisis

  • Chronic vulnerability remains with hunger-related deaths reported in Karamoja region of Uganda

  • Inter-communal conflict persists in Kenya

  • New influx of 20,000 South Sudanese reported in Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda in 2013

19 Apr 2013 description

The Gu rains started early in most parts of southern and central Somalia. These rains may have a positive impact on both the crop and livestock production.

12 Apr 2013 description


• Aid workers respond swiftly to newly displaced people from Xudur in southern Somalia, but concerns remain about high malnutrition rates and shelter in the rainy season.
• The start of the wet season brings relief, but also challenges. Humanitarian partners focus on pre- positioning aid supplies in key locations.
• Sexual violence is pervasive in Somalia. A new report highlights the extent of the problem.

13 Mar 2013 description


  • New data confirms a 9 per cent decline in malnutrition rates over a six-month period, but the situation remains fragile.
  • Health partners respond to reports of confirmed and suspected cholera cases in southern and central Somalia.
  • About12,000 refugees crossed the border back into Somalia in January and February, the majority from Kenya. However, conditions are not yet viable for large- scale returns.
15 Feb 2013 description

The humanitarian situation in Somalia has continued to improve since the famine, but 1 million people are still in crisis. Continued humanitarian assistance is required to help these most vulnerable people and consolidate the gains to prevent future crises.