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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

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.

03 Jun 2014 description

Following a recent promise made by Foreign Minister Dr. Tedros Adhanom on a visit to Bujumbura, Ethiopia has sent aid materials to support rehabilitation of flood victims in Burundi. The material included 50,000 corrugated iron sheets, 5,000 blankets and other household utensils, amounting to a value of 12 million Ethiopian Birr. The material is being transported in Ethiopian Air Force planes.

19 Mar 2014 description

Vienna, Austria, March 18, 2014. Meeting in its 146th Session, the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved financing of nearly US$264 million to boost socio-economic development in over 30 partner countries. Of the new commitments, over US$193m will support 10 public sector loans and nine grants. The bulk of the public sector funding will co-finance agriculture, transportation, education, energy, health and water supply and sanitation projects.

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.

23 May 2013 description

Faits marquants de l’UNHCR

  • 787 demandeurs d’asile congolais sont arrivés durant le mois d’avril portant à 2327 le nombre de demandeurs d’asile enregistrés durant les quatre premiers mois de cette année.

  • 3 convois de 411 réfugiés congolais ont été organisés entre les centres de transit de Cishemere et Kajaga et le nouveau camp de Kavumu.

23 May 2013 description

UNHCR operational highlights

  • 787 Congolese asylums seekers arrived in Burundi in April, bringing the total number of asylum seekers registred during the first four months of this year to 2327 individuals.

  • 3 convoys of 411 Congolese refugees were organized from the transit centres of Cishemere and Kajaga to the new camp in Kavumu.

26 Apr 2013 description

UNHCR operational highlights

  • UNHCR opened two new transit centers (one in Cishemere in the province of Cibitoke, one in Kajaga in the Mairie of Bujumbura) and one new refugee camp (in Kavumu in the province of Cankuzo) to accommodate new arrivals from DRC. The new camp has a capacity of 13 000 persons and should accommodate 5 000 refugees by the end of 2013. It will be inaugurated on the 15th of May 2013.

26 Apr 2013 description

Faits marquants de l’UNHCR

  • Face à l’arrivée de congolais au Burundi, l’UNHCR a ouvert deux nouveaux centres de transit (l’un à Cishemere en province de Cibitoke, et l’autre à Kajaga en Mairie de Bujumbura) et un nouveau camp de réfugiés (à Kavumu en province de Cankuzo). Le nouveau camp, ayant une capacité de 13 000 réfugiés, devrait en accueillir 5000 d’ici la fin 2013. Il sera inauguré le 15 mai 2013.

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.

16 Mar 2011 description
report African Union

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 …

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).

01 Sep 2010 description

This report covers the period 01/01/2010 to

30/06/2010

In brief

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,

30 Apr 2010 description

This report covers the period 01 January 2009 to 31 December 2009

In brief

Programme purpose: To enhance capacities of the 141 National Societies (NS) in East Africa region in responding to the humanitarian challenges.

- Disaster Management (DM) programme: To build well-prepared, stronger and more efficient NS able to predict, prevent and reduce risks and respond to emergencies, mitigate their impact as well as cope with their consequences in an appropriate manner.

- Health and Social Services (HSS) programme: To build and strengthen capacities of the NS in responding to public …

11 Jan 2010 description

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

15 May 2009 description

I. CONSOLIDATED APPEALS PROCESS IN 2009

First Quarter CAP Funding Updates

In November 2008, Consolidated Appeals were launched to facilitate emergency response to crises in 31 countries world-wide. The appeals aim to assist 30 million people during the course of 2009. Seven of these appeals seek to respond to emergencies in counties in Central and East Africa. The total requirement for the response strategies outlined in these appeals is US$ 5.297 billion as of 1 April 2009.

15 Apr 2009 description

15 avril 2009, Rome - La Belgique vient d'approuver un programme FAO de 6,6 millions de dollars d'aide d'urgence aux agriculteurs pauvres africains et ce, dans le cadre d'un partenariat qui a totalisé plus de 80 millions de dollars au cours des 12 dernières années.

15 Apr 2009 description

Rome, 15 April 2009 - Belgium has agreed a $6.6 million programme for FAO to provide emergency assistance to poor farmers in Africa as part of an ongoing partnership that has totalled more than $80 million over the past twelve years.

Around $ 2.6 million of the latest contribution from the Belgian Development Cooperation will go to directly support farming households whose livelihoods have suffered from the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.