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
Most read reports
- UNICEF Ethiopia Humanitarian Situation Report #8 – Reporting Period: August 2018
- ‘Wind of hope’ blowing through Horn of Africa says UN chief, as Ethiopia and Eritrea sign historic peace accord
- Countries from IGAD team up to end polio: The three Ministers of Health jointly launch to vaccinate about six million under-five children
- Ethiopia Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 63 | 3 - 16 September 2018
- Displaced Ethiopians, returnees need continued support
An estimated 58 percent of the world’s 10.5 million refugees now reside in cities. They often have few as-sets, limited support networks, and are constrained by legal, cultural and linguistic barriers.
To date, the humanitarian community has focused pri-marily on camp-based refugees. Little is known about the needs of the urban displaced. Urban refugees face multiple challenges to achieving economic security; nevertheless, they are industrious and hard working.
KAMPALA, April 13, 2011—For the past three years, 37-year-old mother of three Fatuma Ahmed has been making enough money to support her family by selling tea and coffee on the streets of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital. Not anymore. The sudden increase in food prices, including tea and coffee, is making it very difficult for her to stay in business.
FEWS NET will publish a Rain Watch for the East Africa region every 10 days through the end of the March-June rainy season, with a special focus on ongoing crisis areas in the region. Its purpose is to assess the progress of the season and the potential impacts on food insecurity, which is currently at high or extreme levels in several areas.
Launched at the International Livestock Research Institute: Bioresources Innovations Network for Eastern Africa Development (Bio-Innovate) Program
NAIROBI (16 March 2011)-A new program that provides grants to bioscientists working to improve food production and environmental management in eastern Africa was launched today at the Nairobi headquarters of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).
The newly established Bioresources Innovation Network for Eastern Africa Development (Bio-Innovate) Program-the first of its kind in Africa-provides competitive grants to African …
Despite an official policy that prioritizes the notion of accommodating refugees in camps located in remote parts of the country, Kenya has tolerated the growth of an increasingly large refugee population in the capital city of Nairobi and other urban centres.
In recent years, the UNHCR Branch Office in Nairobi has responded to this development by a significant reorientation of its programme.
NAIROBI, 29 December 2010 (IRIN) - Here is a selection of our best stories of the past year from central and eastern Africa, chosen to reflect the diversity of humanitarian issues affecting the vast region. They range from coverage of historical landmarks with global repercussions, such as Southern Sudan's imminent referendum, to a project that makes a big difference to just a few people in a Kenyan slum.
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Areas of high concern persist despite overall regional improvement
Overall, the food security situation in the region is still slightly improving, confirming the trend registered over the past 3-4 months. Those improvements follow the above-normal to normal harvests from the past long rains season and good rangeland conditions.
However, despite those improvements, areas of high concern persist in the region.
- Food security in East Africa has improved following above?average harvests from the long rains season (March to May) and good rangeland conditions. Food security is likely to continue to improve as main season harvests take place and staple food prices decline over the outlook period (October 2010 to March 2011), particularly in northern and western parts of the region.
- Forecasts for the October to December rainy season indicate a likelihood of below?normal rains in the eastern sector of the region due to a La Niña event.
Call for Preemptive action to protect Livelihoods from confirmed La Niña event
- Preemptive action is needed to protect livelihoods & avoid later costly lifesavings emergency interventions.
- The FSNWG calls for The Humanitarian Community (donors, UN, NGOs) to be prepared NOW at regional & country levels.
- Focus should be on contingency planning & fun mobilization.
The recent IGAD Climate Prediction and Application Centre (ICPAC) forecast confirms that a La Niña event continues and will likely persist into 2011. As a result, rainfall during the October?December period is likely to be below?average in the eastern sector of East Africa (Figure 1). An analysis of rainfall during past La Niña years suggests that while early season rainfall may be favorable, precipitation later in the season is likely to be erratic and end early.
An analysis and projections based on actual persons registered in the UNHCR refugee database (proGres)
Note: The last situation report was dated May 3, 2010.
h In FY 2010, above-normal October to December 2009 rainfall in many areas of eastern Africa resulted in decreased food insecurity due to above-average harvests and improved pasture conditions for livestock, according to the USAID-funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET).
Regional update - Africa
Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme
Geneva, 4-8 October 2010
This update presents some examples of challenges, progress and developments in the region since the last strategic overview presented to the 47th meeting of the Standing Committee in March 2010. A more comprehensive report will be provided in the forthcoming Global Appeal 2011 Update.
Regional Displacement Summary
The last six months have been characterised by persistent conflict and insecurity, particularly in Central Somalia and Eastern DRC. Humanitarian access continues to be limited by the heightened insecurity in the affected areas. In Somalia, three international organisations were ex-pelled from southern Somalia by Al Shabaab in Septem-ber, on accusations of having ties with the US govern-ment. OCHA Somalia reports that, eight international organisations have been expelled from south-central So-malia in 2010.
This report covers the period 01/01/2010 to
The 2010 plan was prepared based on the initial structure of the region known as the Eastern Africa Zone (EAZ) that comprised 14 National Societies (NS) - Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti,
Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia,
This review examines the response of UNHCR and other stakeholders to three distinct but interrelated mixed migratory movements that are currently taking place to and within southern Africa. First, a movement of people from the Horn of Africa to South Africa, generally transiting through Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and, to some extent, Zimbabwe; second, a movement of people from the Great Lakes region of Africa (Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda) to South Africa, a proportion of whom are also taking up residence in Malawi and Mozambique; and …