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
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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.
• 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
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
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.
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.
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.
AMOUNT: EUR 94 000 000
0. MAJOR CHANGE SINCE THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP
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.
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).
CONSOLIDATED APPEAL (CAP) SECOND YEAR REVISION
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.
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.
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.”
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
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.
• 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.
- 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.
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.