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12 Oct 2010 description

Note: The last situation report was dated May 3, 2010.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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).

03 May 2010 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)

11 Jan 2010 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)

04 Dec 2009 description

Chronic conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in east and central Africa. The East and Central Africa region encompasses the Horn of Africa, as well as the Great Lakes region, including Burundi, Chad, the Central African Republic(CAR), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

14 May 2009 description

Chronic conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in east and central Africa (ECA). The ECA region encompasses the Horn of Africa, as well as the Great Lakes region, including Burundi, the Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda, in addition to Sudan, Chad, and Egypt.

29 Apr 2009 description

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is convening a group of civil society organizations in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in a regional exercise that will kick off the implementation stage of its Humanitarian Pandemic Preparedness initiative. The three-day exercise seeks to advance global capacity to thwart a humanitarian disaster in the event of a pandemic.

As recently emphasized by outbreaks of swine flu and H5N1 avian influenza, the likelihood that an emerging infectious disease will spark a global pandemic remains a significant threat.

02 Mar 2005 description

Extract

Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
United States Senate
Washington, D.C.

30 Nov 2003 description


Regional overview - The 2004 Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP) for some of GHA countries released. The start of the short-rains season is late in parts of East African countries

31 Oct 2003 description


Regional overview -- Ongoing harvests improved food security in the northern GHA countries but conflict and chronic vulnerability persist

30 Sep 2003 description


Regional overview - short-term food security improving but drought and conflict intensify chronic vulnerability

31 Aug 2003 description

Source: Regional Agricultural Trade Intelligence Network (RATIN)
For more information please see www.ratin.net

31 Jul 2003 description


Ethiopia: Food aid pledges are satisfactory but food insecurity remains severe
Food aid pledges have reached 100 percent and 94 percent of the required cereals and supplementary blended food, respectively. By July 2003, all 1.4 million metric tons (MMT) of cereals and 128,000 metric tons (MT) of supplementary blended food were committed. However, only 60 percent of the pledges have been delivered and distributed. Distributions of cereals could halt in a few months to come if pledges are not translated to deliveries and distributions.

30 Apr 2003 description

Original Sources: USGS/Gros Data Centre and Drought Monitoring Centre-Nairobi

22 Aug 2002 description


Summary
The poor rainfall performance from March to July affected crop and pasture conditions raising food availability concerns in Ethiopia and Eritrea. The intensification of rainfall from the end of July over southeastern Eritrea and northern Ethiopia has eased the dryness and provided relief to the agricultural and pastoral communities but could pose flood risks in these countries due to saturated soils and swollen rivers.