Appeals & Response Plans
- Tropical Cyclone Sagar - May 2018
- Ethiopia: Floods and Landslides - Apr 2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Aug 2017
- Ethiopia: Measles Outbreak - May 2017
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Ethiopia: Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) Outbreak - May 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Apr 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2015
- Ethiopia: Drought - 2015-2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2014
Most read reports
- UNICEF Ethiopia Humanitarian Situation Report #8 – Reporting Period: August 2018
- ‘Wind of hope’ blowing through Horn of Africa says UN chief, as Ethiopia and Eritrea sign historic peace accord
- Ethiopia Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 63 | 3 - 16 September 2018
- Ethiopia - New episode of ethnic violence (DG ECHO, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 19 September 2018)
- Displaced Ethiopians, returnees need continued support
(Genève, le 12 Juin 2014): L'ONU et ses partenaires ont lancé un plan stratégique d'intervention humanitaire d’une durée de deux ans pour répondre aux besoins de 250 000 personnes à Djibouti et les aider à se remettre sur pieds. Parmi la population ciblée, 162 500 sont des ressortissants de Djibouti, 27 500 sont des réfugiés et 60 000 sont des migrants principalement originaires de Somalie et d'Ethiopie.
(Geneva, 12 June 2014): The UN and partners have launched a two-year humanitarian Strategic Response Plan to respond to the needs of 250,000 people in Djibouti to help them get back on their feet. Of the targeted population, 162,500 are Djibouti nationals, 27,500 are refugees and 60,000 are migrants mainly from Somalia and Ethiopia.
• 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
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.
Weather analysts warn of potential rain shortfalls in coming months, urging early action to prevent worsening of food insecurity.
- Executive Summary
Djibouti has now faced six consecutive years of drought and serious rainfall deficit. Although rainfall fluctuations and drought are intrinsic features of the country’s semi-arid climate, the current drought far exceeds normal variation. Since 2007, rainfall has been less than 75% of average, and this has had a direct and life-threatening impact upon the most vulnerable people of Djibouti, particularly pastoralists and rural dwellers.
- El Niño floods could aggravate drought, food and livelihood crisis in Africa's Horn
- Vulnerable populations risk further asset losses, displacement and epidemics
- Conflict displaced Somalis face increased risks
- Regional food insecurity to extend into 2010
With El Niño looming, Countries prepare for Floods and Landslides
The Horn of Africa, in the midst of one of the worst droughts in a decade and ongoing conflicts , is facing a new challenge: floods.
(Nairobi/New York 16 October 2009) - Vulnerable communities in the Horn of Africa, in the midst of one of the worst droughts in a decade, are bracing for yet another potential huge challenge in coming months: floods triggered by the climatic phenomenon El Niño and associated mudslides, crop destruction, water-borne diseases and disrupted road networks.
Almost 20 Million People still in Need of Emergency Aid in Africa's Horn
Food Security Concern deepens: Erratic Rains , Insecurity, Displacement, 'sticky' high Prices and Funding Shortfalls
The overall food security situation in the Horn of Africa for the first half of 2009 has remained alarming and prospects for the second half of the year are grim. An estimated 19.8 million people, including 4 million children under the age of 5, are in need of emergency assistance.
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.
- The security situation in Mogadishu continued to deteriorate during the month of September. In the four-day period between 21-24 September, an estimated 16,000 people were displaced, more than 80 civilians were killed and at least 110 wounded following fierce fighting in the city. Despite the security situation, aid organisations were scaling-up their response efforts for the newly displaced.
- Canada extended its naval escorts for WFP food shipments, set to end on 27 September, until 23 October.
Overview & Resource Gaps
The Horn of Africa is facing a humanitarian emergency, with as many as 17 million people requiring urgent emergency assistance over the coming months.1 A crippling drought, combined with soaring food prices, threatens the lives, health and livelihoods of millions of vulnerable people in rural and urban areas, many of whom already live on the margins of survival due to chronic poverty, displacement exacerbated in some places by conflict.
The recurrence of drought in Africa's Horn has progressively eroded livelihoods and community coping …
This paper highlights the major humanitarian trends and requirements for the Horn of Africa with a special focus on drought response and food crisis, for the period June to November 2008. Existing documents and reports from various organizations and working groups are summarized-in particular those from the regional Interagency working group on Food Security and Nutrition/FSNWG, FEWSNET, FSAU/Somalia.
783 deaths confirmed in CEA region:
Meningitis Epidemic Hits Central and East Africa
The Meningitis epidemic that began earlier this year in West Africa is now taking its toll in the Central and East Africa region (excl.