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15 Apr 2015 description

The situation

Since January 2015, the tensions in Yemen turned into a conflict which forced the President, Mr Hadi, to flee the capital Sanaa in February. In late March, the President requested a coalition led by Saudi Arabia to intervene and launched air strikes on Houthi targets. The coalition comprises five Gulf Arab states as well as Jordan, Egypt, Morocco and Sudan.

31 Jan 2011 description

Summary: The intended early phasing-out of the five-year Exceptional Food Security Crisis appeal in May 2010, announced in Operations Update no. 3, was extended to the end of December 2010 to allow sufficient time for completion of pending activities in Ethiopia. As this operation was based on a holistic, long-term approach to address food security issues, it was impossible to cover the wide range of intended rehabilitation and recovery activities with the low funding received. Therefore, only a limited scope of activities has been implemented overall.

10 Nov 2009 description

GLIDE n=B0 OT-2008-000196- DJI/ERI/ETH/KEN/SOM

Period covered by this Operations Update: 8 May 2009 to 25 October 2009;

Appeal target (current): The appeal target for 2009 is CHF 75,760,326 (USD 66,586,679 or EUR 50,213,969) following an appeal revision on 23 June.

Appeal coverage: 12%

Appeal history:

- This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 11 December 2008 for CHF 113,992,868 (USD 95.4m or EUR 72.8m) months to assist 2.2 million beneficiaries over a period of five years.

- CHF 130,000 was allocated from the International Federation's Disaster Relief …

23 Jun 2009 description

GLIDE no. OT-2008-000196- DJI/ ETH/KEN/SOM

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 75,760,326 (USD 66,586,679 or EUR 50,213,969) in cash, kind, or services to support the Ethiopian, Djibouti, Somali and Kenyan National Societies to assist 2,488,500 beneficiaries over a period of five years.

19 May 2009 description

GLIDE No OT-2008-000196- DJI/ERI/ETH/KEN/SOM

Period covered by this Operations Update: 24 January 2009 to 7 May 2009;

Appeal target (current): CHF 113,992,868 (USD 95.4m or EUR 72.8m); The appeal target for 2009 is CHF 80,803,011.

Appeal coverage: 9%; The financial report attached covers the period as of 31 March 2009 hence the appeal coverage of 8 percent.

24 Jan 2009 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in 185 countries.

GLIDE no.

14 Jan 2009 description

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross Red Crescent response to emergencies.

09 Jan 2009 description

The combined effect of high worldwide food prices and a crippling drought are seriously jeopardizing the lives, livelihoods, and dignity of tens of thousands of people in southern Ethiopia. Greg Jack, a British Red Cross reporting delegate on assignment with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Socieites (IFRC), is working in Addis Ababa with the Ethiopian Red Cross, making sure that staff have the information needed to make informed decisions about how the programme is going.

"Food shortages in Ethiopia might be sparked by a particular event - in this case …

11 Dec 2008 description

L'explosion des prix des produits alimentaires, venant s'ajouter à une sécheresse persistante, a plongé la Corne de l'Afrique dans une crise dramatique.

11 Dec 2008 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 113,992,868 (USD 95.4m or EUR 72.8m) in cash, kind, or services to support the National Societies of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia to assist a total of 2.2 million beneficiaries over the full five-year timeframe of this operation.

This operation has been developed based on the following three complementary yet distinct sets of interventions that will be implemented in parallel over a 60 month (5-year) timeframe:

1) Emergency food relief and humanitarian assistance (12 months);

2) Support for rapid recovery (up to 3 years);

3) Building …

07 Dec 2008 description
  1. Introduction

    1.1 Background

    In November 2007, the Food Early Warning System (FEWS) NET Food Security Outlook was already indicating a likely scenario of 'extreme food insecurity' for large parts of Ethiopia and Somalia. The warning was repeated on 21 December 2007 by the Food Security Analysis Unit for Somalia (FSAU).

    These early signals of an imminent food crisis in the Horn of Africa were recognized by the Red Cross and Red Crescent societies of the region and a series of assessments in Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti were carried out in April 2008.

21 Oct 2008 description

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.

29 Aug 2008 description

This report covers the period 01/01/2008 to 30/06/2008.

In brief

The programmes in the Eastern Africa (EA) Zone are aligned to the Federation Global Agenda goals and Framework for Action Areas of improvement.

Programme purpose:

Build up well-prepared, stronger and more efficient National Societies that are able to predict, prevent and reduce risks and respond to the high level of humanitarian demands in the region posed by small and medium scale disasters, mitigate their impact as well as cope with their consequences.

Build and strengthen the capacities of the 14 National …

23 Apr 2008 description

Glide Nos: DR-2008-000043-ETH, and OT-2008-000043-DJI, OT-2008-000043-KEN

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.

08 Apr 2008 description


Glide Nos: DR-2008-000043-ETH, DR-2008-000043-SOM and OT-2008-000043-DJI, OT-2008-000043-KEN

21 Dec 2007 description

This appeal seeks CHF 6,060,912 (USD 5,421,209 or EUR 3,673,280) to fund programmes to be implemented in 2008 and 2009.

Current context

The eastern Africa region continues to experience major disasters, which claim many lives, destroy property and erode the already weak livelihoods of the affected communities. Among the disasters that have been experienced in the recent past within this region, the most common are floods, heavy rains and land slides as well as drought. Similarly, epidemics including RVF, cholera, meningitis, avian flu and malaria are frequent across the divide.

15 Aug 2007 description

This report covers the period of 01/01/2007 to 31/05/2007 for 2006-2007 Appeal.

In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease, the International Federation with its global network, works to accomplish its Global Agenda, partnering with local community and civil society to prevent and alleviate human suffering from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies.

In brief

Programme Summary: Due to the sudden demise of the then Head of the Horn of Africa sub-regional office early in the year, the activities …

06 May 2007 description


This report covers the period of 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2006 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease, the International Federation with its global network, works to accomplish its Global Agenda, partnering with local community and civil society to prevent and alleviate human suffering from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies.

In brief

29 Dec 2006 description

The Federation's vision is to strive, through voluntary action, for a world of empowered communities, better able to address human suffering and crises with hope, respect for dignity and a concern for equity. Its mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 185 countries.

In Brief

Programme Update no. 2

Period covered: 8 June to 30 September, 2006

Appeal target: CHF 3,669, 000 (USD 2,796,000 or EUR 2,371,000).

12 Jul 2006 description

The Federation's vision is to strive, through voluntary action, for a world of empowered communities, better able to address human suffering and crises with hope, respect for dignity and a concern for equity. Its mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 183 countries.


In Brief