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27 Oct 2011 description

De nouvelles informations sur l’utilisation des eaux agricoles pour mieux planifier et conjurer l’insécurité alimentaire future

27 octobre 2011, Rome/Kigali - La rapide croissance démographique et la dégradation des ressources naturelles dans le Bassin du Nil risquent d'intensifier la faim et la pauvreté dans la région et nécessitent par conséquent une meilleure planification prospective du développement pour conjurer cette éventualité, a indiqué la FAO aujourd'hui.

23 Sep 2011 description
report UN News Service

22 September 2011 – Conventions and protocols on human rights and the environment continued to receive widespread support from Member States on the third day of the annual United Nations event aimed at promoting greater participation in global treaties and international law.

05 Sep 2011 description
report Food for the Hungry

"I think this is one of the best things we could ever do for HIV; it's one of the most successful prevention methods," says FH's HIV/AIDS programs coordinator, Kim Buttonow, MPH. "You can have an HIV-free generation."

By expanding the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), children of HIV-positive mothers actually could choose whether to protect themselves from the deadly virus, instead of being born with it.

28 Jul 2011 description

Le HCR célèbre ce jeudi 28 juillet 2011 le soixantième anniversaire de l’adoption par les Nations unies de la Convention de Genève de 1951 sur le statut des réfugiés.

04 Jul 2011 description
report EastAfrican

Tanzania is staring at a food crisis in the coming months as it emerges that tonnes of food are being smuggled out to drought-stricken countries in the region despite falling harvests.

Police estimate that more than 400 tonnes of maize are being trucked out of the country every day through Kilimanjaro region to Kenya, Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia.

24 Jun 2011 description

Over the past year, the eastern Horn of Africa has experienced two consecutive poor rainy seasons, resulting in one of the driest years since 1950/51 in many pastoral zones. The impacts of the drought have been exacerbated by high local cereal prices, excess livestock mortality, conflict and restricted humanitarian access in some areas

17 Jun 2011 description

The Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), meeting in its 135th Session, has approved over US$56 million in loans and US$6 million in grants to address Africa’s needs. The funds will be allocated to the energy, transportation, agriculture, health and financial sectors.

10 Jun 2011 description
Situation Report

This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by the Sub-Regional Office for Eastern Africa (SROEA), Nairobi. It covers the period 01-31 May 2011. The next report will be issued on or around 15 July 2011.

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

2011 is the driest period in the Eastern Horn of Africa since 1995: drought remains a major threat with no likelihood of improvement until early 2012.1 The number of people in acute livelihood crisis expected to increase from 8.8 million in the coming months.

01 Jun 2011 description

27 May 2011: Mozambique has a large population of long-term refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and Rwanda, concentrated in the Maratane Refugee Camp in Nampula Province. The population has recently nearly doubled in size due to an influx of Ethiopian and Somali asylum seekers trying to enter South Africa, who have been among some of the most vulnerable groups in need of life saving assistance.

24 May 2011 description

Rainfall deficits persist in northern Kenya and southern Ethiopia

23 May 2011 description

Regional food security situation and outlook

Drought conditions severely impacting food security in the eastern part of the region

The very poor rainfall performance and temporal distribution registered in March and April has caused serious dry conditions over several areas of the eastern part of the region, negatively affecting cropping and pastoral seasons.

18 May 2011 description

This report covers the period 01 January to 31 December 2010.

In brief

12 May 2011 description
report UN News Service

The number of refugees in 10 countries in Eastern Africa has risen to nearly 1.4 million, an eight per cent increase since September, the United Nations humanitarian office said today in an update that shows that the majority of the new asylum-seekers travelled to Kenya and Ethiopia. Kenya received more than 50,000 of the total number of 103,874 new refugees, while some 19,000 entered Ethiopia.

12 May 2011 description

Rainfall deficits persist in eastern Kenya and southern Ethiopia

Significant rainfall deficits of between 100 to 200 mm persist across the northeastern pastoral areas of Kenya, covering the districts of Isiolo and Moyale, and large parts of Marsabit, Samburu, Tana River, and Wajir districts. These districts have received less than 10 percent of their average March‐April‐May (MAM) seasonal totals by the start of the second dekad of May. Similar significant deficits persist in the southern Ethiopia regions of Borena and Liban (Figure 1).

09 May 2011 description

This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by the sub-regional office for Eastern Africa (SROEA), Nairobi. It covers the period 01-30 April 2011. The next report will be issued on or around 30 May 2011.

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

03 May 2011 description

Rainfall deficits deepen in eastern and northern Kenya

The March to May rainfall seasonal performance continues to be close to average in most of the key cropping areas of Burundi, western Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda.

However, significant rainfall deficits of between 50 ‐150 mm persist across the agro‐pastoral areas of southeastern Kenya; the belg cropping areas of Ethiopia, including SNNPR, the northeastern highlands, and southern and eastern parts of Oromia; parts of southwestern Sudan; and the bimodal cropping areas of Uganda (Figure 1).

30 Apr 2011 description
  • Sixty-three food commodities and livestock were traded across the borders of eastern Africa countries in 2010

  • Approximately 330,000 MT of cereals and 109,000 MT of pulses were traded. Seventy-six percent is this trade was formal, and 24 percent informal

  • Uganda and Ethiopia were the key export countries while Kenya and Northern Sudan were the main importers

  • August and December were the peak trading months following the main harvesting season in the source countries

25 Apr 2011 description

Rainfall deficits persist in the eastern Horn

Performance of the March to May rains continues to be close to average in most of the cropping areas of Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi,
Uganda, and western Kenya. However, rains have been persistently below‐average in parts of the bimodal cropping areas of northern Uganda, southern parts of Sudan, southeastern Kenya and the Belg cropping areas of Ethiopia, including SNNPR, the northeastern highlands, and southern and eastern parts of Oromia region with deficits amounting to 50‐150 mm (Figure 1).