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10 Oct 2009 description

Conducted by: Bangladesh Disaster Preparedness Centre (BDPC)

On behalf of: IGAD/REFORM and the European Union

Background and introduction

Countries in the IGAD region are at risk from a wide range of hazards that can lead to serious disasters and humanitarian crisis situations. Member States of IGAD have been undertaking measures within their limited capacities and have developed strategies for responding to disasters.

06 Feb 2009 description


Many parts of the Horn of Africa (HOA) continue to suffer under a precarious security situation coupled with susceptibility to harsh climatic conditions. Sporadic violence and prolonged drought conditions continue to strain the coping mechanisms of millions of people in the regio. An estimated 19.8 million people are in need of emergency assistance in the HOA. The humanitarian situation remains critical in parts of Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya.