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
- In southern Ethiopia, herders join forces to revive rangelands
- Ethiopia, WB Sign 100 Mln USD Loan Agreement
- 700,000 people flee conflict to seek safety in Somali region of Ethiopia
- Ethiopia Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 68 | 11 - 25 November 2018
- Ethiopia: Displacement and Food Security, 28 November 2018
The Federal Government supports people in affected areas of Africa with 6.5 million euros from the Foreign Disaster Fund (FDF)
NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Saturday 21 July welcomed an historic donation of 33,000 metric tons of rice from the Government of the Republic of Korea. This donation will enable WFP to provide food assistance to more than 1.5 million people, mostly refugees, living in Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda.
The Netherlands-based IKEA Foundation is donating 10 million euros to assist Red Cross ‘early warning early action’ through innovative preparedness work in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda* over a five-year period – focusing on people exposed to droughts and floods, and especially the large refugee populations in all three nations, it was announced today.
Severe drought has taken hold in parts of the Horn of Africa (HoA) region following a long dry spell. Some affected areas in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia were yet to recover from the 2015-16 El Niño- drought when rains failed again. 16.8 million people across the region face food and water shortages and it is predicted that the next rainy season, from March to May, will again disappoint. 10.7 million people need urgent food assistance.
The 29th Meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board, which was held in Bonn, Germany on 16-17 March 2017, has endorsed a USD 6.8 million proposal submitted by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) entitled “Agricultural Climate Resilience Enhancement Initiative (ACREI).” Targeted countries include Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda.
This makes WMO the first Multilateral Implementing Entity to have a regional proposal approved by the Adaptation Fund Board under the Pilot Programme for regional projects and programmes.
Women and girls among displaced people remain at high risk of GBV in the region.
Conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) is the most prevalent form of GBV in humanitarian settings in eastern Africa.
Child marriage, rape and physical abuse are the common forms of GBV in stable environments, including southern Africa.
Regional WHS Commitments on gender call for end to financing gender blind programming.
In this issue
Implementing the Agenda for Humanity P.1
IGAD-SADC and conflict prevention P.2
The Great Lakes Pact and Rule of Law P.3
Domesticating the Kampala Convention P.4
Burundi Humanitarian Hotline installed P.6
Launch of Humanitarian-Private Sector Platforms P.6
HoA Initiative: Financing Humanity P 7
# of IDPs 11 m
# of refugees 3.4 m
The Evaluation of UNHCR’s response to the refugee emergency in Ethiopia and Uganda follows from the declaration of the L3 emergency for South Sudan on 3 February 2014.1 It 20 was undertaken in line with UNHCR’s revised Policy on Emergency Response, Activation, Leadership and Activities approved by the High Commissioner on 21st January 2015.
- El Niño“drought effect” likely to have a long-lasting impact as people’ resilience continues to be eroded
- Ethiopia battling worst drought in decades
- Drought, food in security and power shortages stalk southern Africa region
- Cholera, a preventable disease, kills thousands across eastern and southern Africa
- Protracted conflicts to complicate humanitarian situation
- Funding shortfalls paralyse humanitarian responses
THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,
Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,
Having regard to Council Regulation (EU) 2015/322 of 2 March 2015 on the implementation of the 11th European Development Fund1 and in particular Article 9(3) thereof,
Having regard to Council Regulation (EU) 2015/323 of 2 March 2015 on the financial regulation applicable to the 11th European Development Fund2 and in particular Article 26
GENEVA, 11 July 9 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency and its partners appealed on Friday for US$658 million to respond to South Sudan's growing regional refugee crisis, with as many as 715,000 refugees expected by the end of the year.
The appeal to donors was a revision from $371 million requested in March, when the refugee population was forecast at 340,000 – less than half the new figure.
GENEVA, 19 October 2012
BRIEFER: Andrej Mahecic, UNHCR Spokesman
This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva.
The Chinese government will provide emergency food aid and cash aid worth 353.2 million yuan ($55.28 million) to Ethiopia and other African drought-stricken regions to fight drought, Premier Wen Jiabao made the promise when meeting Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi on August 15, in Beijing.
China announced to provide 90 million yuan ($14 million) of emergency food assistance to countries in the Horn of Africa in late July.
The Executive Secretary of Intergovernmental Authority on Development His Excellency Eng. Mahboub M. Maalim and Chargé d'affaires of the Embassy of the Republic of Finland Counsellor Mr. Simo-Pekka Parviainen signed today in Addis Ababa, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia a wide ranging multi-year cooperation and support agreement, which steps up Finnish support to the IGAD organization and strengthens regional integration in Horn of Africa/IGAD region.
I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES
• Conditions in the drought-affected areas in the region have led to increased numbers in need. Ethiopia’s population in need increased from 3.2 to 4.5 million and Somalia’s from 2.5 to 2.85 million. Kenya’s main season assessment will conclude in August but planning figures indicate needs will rise from 2.4 to between 3 and 3.5 million. In Djibouti, an estimated 120,000 people require urgent assistance.
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BOB MCMULLAN MP
FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE
- Así lo ha anunciado hoy, la Secretaria
de Estado de Cooperación Internacional, Soraya Rodríguez, desde Roma, en
donde participa en la Cumbre Mundial de Seguridad Alimentaria
- España responde de este modo al llamamiento del Programa Mundial de Alimentos de Naciones Unidas para paliar la falta de alimentos en Kenia, Etiopía y Somalia
- España acude a la cumbre Mundial de Seguridad Alimentaria de Roma con el mensaje en el que insistirá al frente de su Presidencia de la Unión Europea: hacer de la lucha contra el hambre una prioridad absoluta para la comunidad …
Ottawa, Ontario - The Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, today announced that Canada will contribute $30 million to the World Food Programme to those affected by the drought in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda.
"The drought in these countries has created a critical situation. Canada is responding to the urgent need to assist the World Food Programme to meet the food and nutrition needs in these countries", said Minister Oda.
2009 International Food Aid Conference
Century Ballroom, Westin Crown Center Hotel
THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,
Having regard to Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No.1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid 1, and in particular Article 2 and Article 15(2) thereof:
(1) The Horn of Africa countries have been affected, in 2008, by a combination of drought, soaring food prices and conflicts leading to a severe food crisis;
(2) The food security prospects for 2009 are gloomy and there is a need to continue to support these countries with adequate humanitarian food …