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
- Multi-million-dollar project to construct schools in refugee camps and host communities launched in Ethiopia
- In southern Ethiopia, herders join forces to revive rangelands
- 700,000 people flee conflict to seek safety in Somali region of Ethiopia
- Ethiopia Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 68 | 11 - 25 November 2018
- Collaborative Action for Sustainable Peace, Gedeo–Guji peacebuilding forum | November 22, 2018 | Dila town | Ethiopia
6.2 million people in Somalia are food insecure, namely more than half of the Somali population.
Drought is widespread across Somalia warn ACTED teams in the country. In Puntland, severe drought has directly affected up to 150,000 people and has displaced an additional 12,000 people, according to the consortium. In parts of Somaliland, the average distance to water points has risen to 50 kilometres, while some communities are traveling as far as 125 kilometres, making water consumption drop below 3 litres per person per day. Overall, more than 320,000 children are acutely malnourished and need urgent nutrition support.
Displacement in Eastern Africa is predominantly of a protracted nature. At the end of February 2016, there were 11.7 million people displaced in the region, mostly in Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia (UNHCR), and at least half are children. Although most have been displaced for several years or even decades, few have durable solutions prospects such as returning to their home, being integrated into their host communities or settle elsewhere.
Addressing cross border issues for drought management in drylands of the Horn of Africa is critical, since the major livelihood, pastoralism, spans national borders, which often cut across landscapes, watersheds and ethnic groups. Mobility is a crucial drought coping strategy for pastoralist communities as well as being essential for economic and environmental development.
NAIROBI [ACTED News] - The poor performance of the 2012 long rains (March – May season) predicted for the Horn of Africa threatens to reverse recovery efforts and negatively affect food security for people struggling to recover from the region’s worst food crisis during the past century.
CONTENTS - SOMMAIRE
FOCUS Horn of Africa: a predictable crisis - FOCUS Corne de l'Afrique : une crise prévisible
Economic development at the heart of recovery in Cote d’Ivoire - Une activité économique pour se reconstruire en Côte d’Ivoire
Food distributions in Tillabery, Niger - Distributions alimentaires à Tillabéri au Niger
Pointe Noire able to fight Polio (Congo) - Pointe Noire à même de combattre la polio (République du Congo)
Launching the Afghanistan Livelihoods Network - Lancement du Afghanistan Livelihoods Network
ACTED emergency mission are being operated throughout the Horn of Africa, from southern Somalia to North-East Kenya. One of our teams is currently evaluating the needs of displaced populations and refugees in Dadaab, the largest refugee camp in the world, with some 400,000 people. Many families flow in every day to the outskirts of this city of relief. Emilie, a member of the emergency team, reports on the situation of families, drawn in by promises of food aid and the means to survive.
Humanitarian agencies and international bodies are coming together, bringing funds, relief and emergency responses to the drought-affected populations of the Horn of Africa. ACTED staff already present in the field is stepping up its programs and resources towards the most vulnerable areas: emergency assessments in new identified priority regions are being carried out, additional staffs are pouring in to organize the operations.
Les populations de l’Est de l’Afrique font face à l’une des pires périodes de sécheresse depuis des décennies. Ce sont 12 millions de personnes qui sont aujourd’hui directement menacées par l’impact du changement climatique et la menace d’une crise alimentaire dramatique, sans eau, sans moyens de survie, dans le sud de la Somalie, au Kenya, ainsi qu’en Ethiopie et à Djibouti.
SAKOW [ACTED News] – ACTED, in partnership with SADO and with the support of the European Commission Humanitarian Aid Department and the French Embassy, is providing a total of more than 400 tons of food (through Food for Work and unconditional food transfers) to 1140 households on a bi-weekly basis.