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DJIBOUTI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) with the Government of Djibouti has officially opened a new humanitarian logistics base that will support assistance operations across the Horn of Africa by improving storage and transport of relief goods.
Le maïs blanc est la céréale de base principale consommées en Tanzanie, au Kenya et en Ethiopie. En Ouganda, le maïs blanc est cultivé principalement en tant que culture commerciale pour l'exportation dans la région. Le riz importé est un aliment de base majeur pour Djibouti et la Somalie, qui consomment principalement Belem‐le riz importé rouge. La Tanzanie est également un producteur majeur et source de riz dans la région tandis que le Kenya et l'Ouganda sont de petits producteurs. Les deux rouges et le sorgho blanc sont produits et consommés dans la région.
DJIBOUTI – In a “ground-breaking” ceremony yesterday, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) – with the generous support of the Government of Djibouti, the Government of Canada and the Government of Finland – officially launched the first phase of building a humanitarian logistics base that will improve storage and transport of humanitarian assistance across the Horn of Africa.
DJIBOUTI – Le Gouvernement de Djibouti, le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM), le Gouvernement du Canada, et le Gouvernement de Finlande ont officiellement inauguré ce dimanche le début des travaux de la base logistique humanitaire qui va permettre d’améliorer le stockage et le transport des vivres pour les opérations humanitaires dans la Corne de l’Afrique. Cette nouvelle base, construite près du port de Djibouti, permettra au PAM ainsi qu’à la communauté humanitaire dans son ensemble d’acheminer l’aide humanitaire de manière plus efficace et à moindre coût dans la …
New Arrivals: In February 2013, an estimated 7,648 migrants arrived on Yemen’s shores via Djibouti, a 30% increase from January. The migrants were 24% less than those who landed on the coast of Yemen via Djibouti in February 2012. Migrants journey from Loya Ade, to Tadjoura and onward to Obock. Obock remains the main departure point from Djibouti to Yemen.
Boats: A total of 100 vessels left via the Red Sea for Yemen carrying an average of 76 passengers per trip in the month of February.
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North Africa 2
Northeast Africa 4
Horn of Africa 5
New Arrivals: In January, an estimated 5,352 migrants arrived on Yemen’s shores via Djibouti, representing a small decrease from December 2012 (5718), but representing a 34 % decrease compared to January 2012. All vessels arriving at Yemen’s Red Sea coast departed from Obock, Djibouti except one vessel that departed from the Loya Ade coast carrying 10 Somali migrants.
Boats: During the month, a total of 88 vessels left via the Red Sea for Yemen carrying an average of 61 passengers per trip.
Despite the general delay in the start of season, dry conditions have eased significantly in many parts of the eastern Horn following the onset of rains in April in parts of Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Djibouti, and Uganda. These rains have mitigated the impacts of typical January‐March dryness on pasture and water availability. Sudan and South Sudan remain seasonably dry.
02 July 2012
Drought is one of the biggest causes of disaster in Africa resulting into loss of lives, abstract poverty and massive socio-economic effects. The IGAD secretariat hosted key partners and member state representatives to deliberate on the way forward in regards to building drought resilience in the IGAD region on 2nd July at the office headquarters. Present at the meeting were representatives from USAID, FAO, WFP, UN, WORLD BANK, ITALY, DENMARK, JFF, EU, amongst others. Each of IGAD member states also attended the very important meeting.
• Major food security assessment launched by WFP in Djibouti
• Relief food needs to increase significantly in parts of Ethiopia
• Over 100,000 now affected by floods in Kenya
• Over 7,000 Congolese seek refuge in Rwanda
• Rains in Somalia now expected to be 60-85 per cent of average
Addis Ababa, April 13, 2012 (Addis Ababa) - The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) contributed more than 4.8 million US dollars to support the establishment of a humanitarian logistics hub and cargo in Djibouti by the World Food Program (WFP), WFP said.
According to a press release it sent to ENA on Friday, the logistics hub will enable WFP and the wider humanitarian community to store and transport humanitarian assistance for the region more efficiently and cost-effectively.
Regional food security situation and outlook
Fighting disrupts major cropping season in Sudan
Food availability in the two states of Blue Nile and South Kordofan is forecasted to be significantly reduced with disruptions to the major cropping season, following renewed fighting between government troops and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N).
Early season rainfall deficits in parts of Sudan and Ethiopia; new forecasts for October to March rainfall in East Africa
The period from June to October is the main rainy season in the northern sector of the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) including Sudan, South Sudan, Eritrea, northern and northwestern parts of Ethiopia, and most parts of Djibouti (Figure 1).
Exceptionally dry weather conditions have severely affected eastern parts of the Horn of Africa since September 2010. The sustained dry conditions, which have stretched through two consecutive rainy seasons, have resulted in severe degradation of vegetation conditions throughout the region, impacting crop production and pasture availability - some 80 percent of the population in this subregion depends for its livelihood on crop and livestock production where only 1 percent of arable land is irrigated - compared with 7 percent in Africa and 38 percent in Asia.
The Horn of Africa region is facing one of the driest years since 1950/51, causing a food crisis that has escalated into famine in parts of southern Somalia. At the end of July 2011, some 12.4 million people are in need of urgent assistance to not only save their lives, but also to recover their livelihoods, ensure their food security does not deteriorate further in the next six months, and start to build their resilience in order to mitigate the impact of future crises of this nature.