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04 Dec 2015 description
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Le Conseil de Paix et de sécurité (CPS) de l'Union africaine (UA), à sa 558ème réunion tenue le 19 Novembre 2015, a tenu une session publique, consacrée au thème: «L'impact d’El Nino sur la paix, la sécurité et la stabilité en Afrique et les conséquences humanitaires ».

11 Dec 2014 description
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December 10, 2014 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: In commemoration of the second year anniversary of the entry into force of the Kampala Convention, The Department of Political Affairs of the African Union Commission in partnership with the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) ­ Liaison Office with the AU, successfully concluded a two and half day training workshop on National Responsibility to protect IDPs. The training workshop took place in the African Union headquarters from 8th ­10th of December 2014.

28 Oct 2014 description
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Regional initiative in support of the Horn of Africa

UN Secretary-General, WBG and IsDBG Presidents, and other Agency Heads Visit Region to Link Peace Efforts with Economic Progress

15 Feb 2012 description
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Libreville, le 11 février 2012: La Confédération africaine de Football (CAF) a fait aujourd'hui un don de 200.000 dollars américains à l'Union africaine (UA), en vue de soulager la détresse des victimes de la sécheresse et de la famine qui ont récemment affecté la Corne de l'Afrique. La cérémonie de remise du chèque a eu lieu au cours d'une conférence de presse organisée en marge de laème édition de la Coupe d'Afrique des Nations, à Libreville, au Gabon.

13 Feb 2012 description
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Libreville, 11 February 2012:

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) today made a donation of US $200,000 to the African Union (AU) towards alleviating the plight of the victims of the recent drought and famine in the Horn of Africa. The cheque hand‐over ceremony took place during a press conference organized on the margins of the 28th edition of the Africa Cup Nations, in Libreville, Gabon.

30 Jan 2012 description
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PRESS RELEASE No.08 / 18TH AU SUMMIT

Addis Ababa, 26th January 2012 – During her press conference on 26th January, Mrs Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, gave a brief report on the issue of agriculture and food security, in context of the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP); and climate change in relation to COP 17.

29 Sep 2011 description
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“We cannot ignore the disastrous situation of the people of the Horn of Africa, caused by the worst drought affecting the region since 1950. Millions of people are facing hunger, and their lives are at risk. This calamity affects particularly Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. In Somalia, the humanitarian crisis is more serious due to the institutional insecurity and internal conflicts.

26 Sep 2011 description
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New York-24 September 2011-The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Jean Ping has been in New York since September 19, 2011 where he is holding series of consultations and activities on the margins of the 66th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

01 Sep 2011 description
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Addis Ababa, 24 August 2011-- The Chairperson of the Commission, Dr. Jean Ping, has expressed gratitude to the President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Donald Kaberuka, for the substantial contribution he announced for sustainable livestock development in the Horn of Africa.

25 Aug 2011 description
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Addis Ababa, 25 August 2011 –African Union (AU) leaders gathered at the first ever AU Pledging Conference and made pledges of more than US$350 million dollars toward the relief effort assisting the millions of people in crisis due to the extreme drought and famine conditions in the Horn of Africa.Chairperson of the AU Commission, Dr.Jean Ping, noted “this is no time for rhetoric but concrete action through the announcement of redeemable pledges that build concerted action by Africa against hunger on the continent.”

25 Aug 2011 description
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African Union Pledging Conference On Drought and Famine in the Horn of Africa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

25 August 2011

INTRODUCTION

24 Aug 2011 description
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The international community, in consultation with the African Union, Regional Economic Communities and national Governments, in response to the situation in the Horn of Africa, and through various on-going efforts and initiatives, has come up with a number of areas of priorities, required to respond the crisis. The funding requirement is currently estimated at US$ 2.481 billion in aid to respond to the drought emergency (This include all other sectors not considered priority in this analysis). Out of this, US$ 1 billion has already been committed so far.

24 Aug 2011 description
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Once again a desperate humanitarian situation in the Horn of Africa has caught the attention of the world at large.

Vast swaths of the region, and in particular, Somalia, have been in the grip of a severe drought for many months leading to acute food shortage. In two regions of Somalia, the dreaded killer word, “famine”, has now been officially declared.

24 Aug 2011 description
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  1. Exceptionally dry weather conditions have severely affected eastern parts of the Horn of Africa since September 2010. The sustained dry conditions, which have stretched through two consecutive rainy seasons, have resulted in severe degradation of vegetation conditions throughout the region, impacting crop production and pasture availability - some 80 percent of the population in this subregion depends for its livelihood on crop and livestock production where only 1 percent of arable land is irrigated - compared with 7 percent in Africa and 38 percent in Asia.

11 Aug 2011 description
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Addis Ababa, 10 th August 2011 – The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Dr. Jean Ping will make a one day visit to Dolo Ado refugee camp in Ethiopia on the 11 th of August, 2011 to assess the humanitarian situation on the ground, when over twelve (12) million people are seeking for an urgent humanitarian assistance to survive.

05 Aug 2011 description
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Addis Ababa, 5 August 2011 – As part of the African Union’s (AU) efforts to assist the victims of the famine in Somalia and the Horn of Africa, the AU Commission has opened a bank account to receive donations from African Governments, private sector and ordinary African citizens. The bank details are as follows:

AFRICAN UNION HORN OF AFRICA DROUGHT RELIEF

FCY ACCOUNT N: 02702/953184/00

COMMERCIAL BANK OF ETHIOPIA

AU BRANCH

ADDIS ABABA ETHIOPIA

SWIFT CODE: CBETETAA

26 Jul 2011 description
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Addis Ababa, 25 July 2011 – During a mission in the Horn of Africa from the 22nd to 24thJuly 2011, the Deputy Chairperson, H.E. Mr. Erastus Mwencha, visited Dadaab, the refugee camp situated in Kenya close to the Somalia border, in order to assess the situation of the humanitarian crisis on the ground. With 400,000 people, Dadaab is the biggest refugee camp in the world and is currently witnessing “unprecedented influx due to the drought in the Horn of Africa”, according to UNHCR which administers the camp.

21 Jul 2011 description
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PRESS RELEASE N. 74 / 2011

Addis Ababa, 20 July 2011 – Given the alarming drought situation in the horn of Africa that led to famine and loss of many lives recently, Mr. Erastus Mwencha, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) and Mrs. Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Program (UNWFP) held a joint Press Conference today, Wednesday 20 July 2011 in the Media Centre of AU Conference Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

12 Jul 2011 description
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AMISOM IS PROVIDING SECURITY IN MOGADISHU TO FACILITATE DELIVERY OF HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE AND ACCESS BY AIDWORKERS TO THE NEEDY POPULATION