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31 Dec 2015 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

31 Dec 2015 description

SUMMARY POINTS

  • Maize grain, was the single most traded commodity in the East Africa region in 2015 as depicted in Figure 1. There were also significant informal cross-border trade of dry beans, cooking bananas, locally produced rice, sorghum, sesame; imported sugar, wheat and flour.

  • Most of the primary staple food commodities were informally traded while a majority of the processed food commodities were formally traded in the region in 2015.

24 Dec 2015 description
23 Dec 2015 description

(Nairobi, 23 December 2015): The El Nino global climatic event has since May been the major driver of new humanitarian needs in the Horn of Africa region. Enhanced rainfall continues in parts of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda, and persistent drought has been reported in parts of Eritrea, Ethiopia, South Sudan, northern Uganda and in the north-western and north-eastern parts of Somalia.

23 Dec 2015 description

empres watch VOL 34 - December 2015

Contributors: Claudia Pittiglioa , Julio Pintoa , Susanne Münstermann b, Pierre Formentyc , Juan Lubrotha , Stephane de la Rocquec , Eran Raizmana , Daniel Beltran-Alcrudoa a Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); b World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE); c World Health Organization (WHO)

Introduction

22 Dec 2015 description

Snapshot 16–22 December 2015

Cameroon: 2.9 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. 2.4 million are in need of protection assistance, predominantly in the Far North Region. The government has reportedly urged men to join self-defence groups in the northern areas affected by Boko Haram. The same reports suggest the government has made provisions in its 2016 budget to support the self-defence groups.

21 Dec 2015 description
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This week, on 17 December, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) will mark its 10 year anniversary. Created in 2005, CERF marked an innovative breakthrough in humanitarian funding by Member States of the UN General Assembly as a “fund for all, by all”. It raises and pools funds before the need arises, and provides fast, predictable funding to partners on the frontlines at the onset of a crisis, as well as financing critically underfunded emergencies.

18 Dec 2015 description
Horn of Africa -version 5
Technical Annex - version 5

AMOUNT: EUR 93 000 000

  1. MAJOR CHANGE SINCE THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

Fourth modification as of 16/12/2015

A shift between the specific objectives of the Financing Decision is necessary in order to adapt to the current humanitarian situation, which results in the following new breakdown of the HIP budget, namely EUR 80 050 000 under Man-made crises and EUR 12 950 000 under Natural disasters.

Third modification as of 15/10/2015

18 Dec 2015 description
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Highlights

  • 15,630: Identified unaccompanied minors - 86: Households provided with cash grants since 1st January 2015 - 1,288,598: NFIs distributed since January - 2,931: Shelters distributed since January

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

  • UNHCR Kenya officially launched the Artists for Refugees project at the Alliance Française in Nairobi on 04 November.
    The colourful event was attended by refugees from Dadaab, Kakuma and Nairobi who showcased talent in art, music and culture.

18 Dec 2015 description

Hundreds of thousands of men, women and children have been displaced or have fled into neighbouring countries following the crisis that erupted in South Sudan in December 2013. Staying in contact with family and friends keeps hope alive, but time and opportunity are invariably short.