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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

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

13 Aug 2010 description

Socio-Political Developments in Kenya

Muslims protest over renditioning of Kampala bombing suspect: A Muslim human rights organisation has protested the arrest and renditioning of another Kenyan who was arrested at the weekend in connection with last month's Kampala bombing, which killed 76 people. Mohamed Abdul Hamid was arrested from his Nairobi's South C house in an operation mounted by tens of hooded police led by detectives from Anti-Terrorism Police Unit.

11 Jan 2010 description

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

20 Aug 2009 description

Editorial

by vasu gounden

In the last nine months, there have been several major armed crises in the world. These crises included the massive onslaught of Russian forces against Georgian forces, the Sri Lankan government forces against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) rebels, Israeli forces against the forces of Hamas, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) government forces against the National Congress for the Defence of the People (CNDP) forces of rebel leader, General Laurent Nkunda.

07 Jan 2009 description

(New York/Nairobi, 7 January 2009): An estimated 9.1 million people in Central and Eastern Africa are currently internally displaced, while another 1.8 million people live as refugees across the region, according to a new report by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

Seventy-two percent of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) are in the Greater Horn of Africa region, reflecting mainly the combined internal displacement from the crises in Sudan and Somalia, according to the

20 Jan 2008 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.

01 Aug 2007 description

The Regional Humanitarian Funding Update provides a quarterly overview of funding levels and trends in the 14 countries of the Central and East Africa region (CEA) based on data reported to the Financial Tracking System (FTS)

The CEA region faces the greatest level of humanitarian need anywhere in the world. Out of the 15 appeals for humanitarian assistance launched to date, 9 were issued in response to emergencies in the CEA region.

29 Nov 2006 description

The Global Appeal 2007

Introduction

UNHCR's Global Appeal is published yearly to alert governmental and private sector donors, Executive Committee (ExCom) members and Standing Committee observers, Governments and their Permanent Missions in Geneva, the UN Secretariat, UN agencies, intergovernmental agencies, NGOs, regional organizations and other institutions and interested individuals to the plight of millions of refugees and others of concern to UNHCR.

29 Jun 2005 description


Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP)

The CAP is much more than an appeal for money. It is an inclusive and coordinated programme cycle of:

a) strategic planning leading to a Common Humanitarian Action Plan (CHAP);
b) resource mobilisation (leading to a Consolidated Appeal or a Flash Appeal);
c) coordinated programme implementation;
d) joint monitoring and evaluation;
e) revision, if necessary; and
f) reporting on results.

The CHAP is a strategic plan for humanitarian response in a given country or region and includes the following elements:

08 Jun 2005 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/AB/3681

Fifty-ninth General Assembly
Fifth Committee
57th Meeting (AM)

Also Recommends to General Assembly Comprehensive Text Aimed at Strengthening Peacekeeping Management, Administration

The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) approved this morning a record-breaking $3.2 billion 2005-2006 peacekeeping budget for 14 ongoing missions and emphasized the need for budgetary discipline, improved management and adequate controls over budget implementation, as it concluded its second resumed session.

30 Jan 2003 description


Appeal Target: US$ 662,061
Geneva, 30 January 2003

Dear Colleagues,