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28 Nov 2012 description

covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea/Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.

Djibouti

16 Nov 2012 description

This document reviews food security in the Horn of Africa, including a brief overview of the 2011 crisis, current issues and forecasts for the future. For the purpose of this paper, the following countries were included: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia.

Synopsis 2011 Food Crisis

18 Oct 2012 description

covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea/Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.

Djibouti

New Arrivals: According to the data compiled by the UNHCR and partners during the month of September 2012, an estimated 8,382 people arrived on Yemen’s shores, with the largest movement of 5,530 people moving from Djibouti, representing 66% of the total arrivals.

10 Jul 2012 description

Key Messages

  • 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 Jul 2012 description

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.

26 Jun 2012 description
report CARE

Le 21 juin, le secrétaire général des Nations-unies, Ban Ki-Moon, a annoncé le défi "Faim zéro" et s'est engagé pour l'éradication de la faim lors de la Conférence des Nations Unies sur le développement durable.

CARE soutient cette initiative et rappelle que des dizaines de milliers de personnes souffrent encore de la faim.

Les causes sont multiples : irrégularité des précipitations, mauvaises récoltes, flambée des prix, accès limité des plus vulnérables aux soins…

12 Jun 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, USA, 8 June 2012 – Wrapping up the final day of its Annual Session, the UNICEF Executive Board adopted a number of decisions on the work of the organization, including making all UNICEF audit reports publicly available on the Internet, starting later this year.

VIDEO: UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake delivers closing remarks to the Executive Board.

21 May 2012 description

Reaffirming its commitment and support, the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany signed an agreement with IGAD to enhance the capacity of the organization to achieve its mandate and increase drought resilience in the region.

The Executive Secretary of IGAD, Eng. Mahboub Maalim, who signed the agreement in the presence of Mr. Mathias Richter, The Chargé d'affaires of the German Embassy of Djibouti, underlined the long friendship and cooperation between IGAD and Germany.

11 May 2012 description

Highlights

• 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

18 Apr 2012 description

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.

16 Apr 2012 description

Expert forecasts warn that rainfall in the Horn of Africa throughout the March to May growing season is likely to be lower than average. The UN and humanitarian partners are now urging early action to prevent food insecurity from worsening across the region, with an emphasis on building resilience and sustainable livelihoods.

Read the full story on OCHA's website

23 Mar 2012 description

Financement absolument nécessaire pour renforcer la résilience des populations

23 mars 2012, Rome- La FAO a lancé aujourd'hui un appel urgent de 50 millions de dollars pour couvrir le déficit de financement des activités agricoles et pastorales prioritaires à déployer dans la Corne de l'Afrique avant et durant la prochaine campagne de semis, coïncidant avec la saison des pluies qui s'étend d'avril à juin.

20 Mar 2012 description

HIGHLIGHT

Weather analysts warn of potential rain shortfalls in coming months, urging early action to prevent worsening of food insecurity.

Regional Overview

13 Feb 2012 description
report AlertNet

By Katy Migiro

NAIROBI (AlertNet) – East Africa, still battling a hunger crisis, should be prepared for another dry spell and further food insecurity due to the persistence of La Niña weather conditions that last year brought severe drought to the region, weather forecasters have warned.

“La Niña conditions are expected to persist until March to May 2012,” the World Meteorological Office said on its website on Sunday.

30 Jan 2012 description

Corne de l’Afrique : 13 millions de personnes souffrent encore de la faim

Répondre à l’urgence tout en renforçant l’autonomie des populations