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16 Jun 2017 description

Burundi Humanitarian Hotline: Changing lives, one phone call at a time

Daphrose sits quietly in a Burundi Red Cross Society vehicle, sceptical that the 3-hour trip from her village to Gitega city in northern Burundi will change her life for the better. “I have tried many things to treat this fistula complication for seven years,” she says. Read more

Trial & Error

18 Nov 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conflict and adverse climatic conditions continue to drive humanitarian needs in the region

  • Acute sectoral needs continue to be reported in Ethiopia

  • Flood preparedness in full swing as El Niño expected to cause serious flooding in the region

  • Civilian death tolls and human rights violations on the rise in Burundi

  • Urgent access needed to prevent food crisis in Unity State, South Sudan

Regional humanitarian outlook

21 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Likely El Niño event could cause mix of drought and flooding

  • Conflict and political tension driving food and nutrition insecurity

  • UN, AU warn of risks in Burundi

  • Number of people fleeing Yemen to the Horn of Africa continues to rise

  • AU holds WHS consultation in region

  • Scale-up of Somali refugee repatriation from Kenya foreseen

  • Despite renewed peace efforts, humanitarian situation in South Sudan continues to worsen

25 Jun 2015 description

Displacement and conflict

Around 1.542 million people are internally displaced in South Sudan, and over 546,000 have crossed borders and become refugees. About 106,228 people have fled Burundi, and about 25,000 have left Yemen (where 1 million people are internally displaced)3 for Djibouti and Somalia. Areas of conflict in South Sudan and Yemen remain very difficult for humanitarian organizations to access, pushing more to cross borders in search of assistance.

Increase in mostly South Sudanese and Burundian refugees

18 Jun 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • South Africa, Kenya and AU put forward own peace plans and initiatives for South Sudan in addition to new IGAD proposal.

  • Fighting in South Sudan now affecting five out of the ten states. Over 28,000 South Sudanese refugees (a 40 per cent increase since April) received in neighbouring countries in the last two months.

  • Food security expected to deteriorate in eastern parts of the Horn region from JuneAugust while average August harvests are expected in the western sector of the Horn.

25 May 2015 description

Communiqué

Roundtable on the humanitarian situation in the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes Region

Nairobi, 22 May 2015

29 Apr 2015 description

REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Food security is expected to deepen for many vulnerable households as the lean period start by end April - May. Malnutrition levels are expected to worsen after May and are already above critical thresholds in parts of northern Kenya, eastern and southern Ethiopia, rural Djibouti, and south-central Somalia.

07 Mar 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Heightened risk of epidemics due to overcrowding and poor hygiene in IDP and refugee populations.

  • Normal to near-normal March to May rainfall predicted for most parts of the region, but dry spells to continue in some areas.

  • Flooding deaths in Burundi could have been avoided.

  • More than 12,000 Somali returnees from Saudi Arabia are stranded in already stretched and insecure Mogadishu.

21 Nov 2012 description

Eastern Africa host to 8.52 million displaced people

As of October 2012, there were 8,515,310 people displaced in Burundi, (eastern) DRC, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Of these, 2,041,675 are refugees and 6,473,635 are internally displaced persons (IDPs). Starting August 2012, the coverage of this report has been extended to include Sudan and South Sudan, which as of the end of September 2012 were host to an estimated 1,935,000 IDPs and 349,000 refugees.

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

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.

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

30 Sep 2010 description

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.

30 Apr 2010 description

Regional Displacement Summary

The OCHA Regional Office for Central & Eastern Africa (OCHA ROCEA) has, with effect from January 2010, been restructured into the Sub-Regional Office for East-ern Africa (SROEA), and will provide geographic cover-age for 10 instead of the previous 18 countries. SROEA will therefore continue to cover Burundi, Djibouti, DRC, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda1.

As at April 2010, there were 4,345,275 internally dis-placed persons (IDPs) in the 7 out of 10 countries in Eastern Africa.