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10 Sep 2013 description

During July – October 2010 the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) International undertook a deployment to Dadaab Refugee Camps (northern Kenya) with the objective of increasing awareness and strengthening practice of humanitarian accountability. This deployment was jointly hosted by CARE and UNHCR with contributions from HAP, CARE, Danish Refugee Council (DRC), Save the Children, UNHCR and in-kind contributions from Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and Film Aid International (FAI).

30 Mar 2012 description

From the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law

Executive Summary

15 Mar 2012 description
report ALNAP

LEÇON 1

La sécheresse est un événement naturel récurrent dans de nombreuses régions. Les organisations humanitaires peuvent accroître leur efficacité en tenant compte de cette réalité dans leur programmation.

La sécheresse est un événement naturel récurrent dans de nombreuses régions. Les organisations humanitaires peuvent accroître leur efficacité en tenant compte de cette réalité dans leur programmation.

15 Mar 2012 description
report ALNAP

ENSEÑANZA .1

La sequía es un fenómeno recurrente y natural en muchas áreas. Las organizaciones humanitarias pueden ser más eficaces cuando si lo tienen en cuenta en su programación.

29 Feb 2012 description
report IHH

Response of IHH-Humanitarian Relief Foundation:

20 Feb 2012 description

Mapping of grazing corridors for the Garre and Degodia clans in Wajir and Mandera Counties in Northern Kenya and Moyale, Dolo Ado, Filtu and Hudet Woredas in Southern Ethiopia

Background

31 Jan 2012 description
report DARA

Crisis at a Glance:

Somalia has had one of the longest humanitarian crises in the world, with over two decades of conflict and insecurity. It is a highly politicised, complex crisis that brings together extreme vulnerability, a weak and fragile state, complex internal and regional power struggles and the dynamics of the War on Terror.

There are nearly 1.5 million Somali IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons) and almost 800,000 refugees, mainly in camps in Kenya and Ethiopia.

17 Jan 2012 description

Christopher Mikulaschek and Paul Romita, rapporteurs

Ten years ago the UN Secretary-General pledged to intensify efforts to move from a culture of reaction to a culture of prevention. In 2005, heads of state and government at the UN World Summit solemnly renewed their commitment “to promote a culture of prevention of armed conflict.”

13 Jan 2012 description

This document was prepared by ECB and ACAPS based on secondary data review, available assessment reports and consultation with key field actors. It provides an update (23 September - 15 December 2011) of the current situation in Eastern Africa with a special focus on Somalia and displacement.

The annex contains general and sector specific background information on Somalia.

It should be used carefully for any decision making without alternate and verified field sources of information.

13 Jan 2012 description

From drought to floods — climate variability still impacting on vulnerable pastoral and agricultural communities.

The Eastern sector of the region has suddenly shifted from experi-encing severe drought to floods. This feature is a constant and urgent reminder of climate variability impacting on the most vulnerable pastoral and marginal agricultural communities.

10 Jan 2012 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • The crisis is not over – although the number of people facing famine has fallen to 250 000 in Somalia, the impact of the drought and severe food emergency will extend well into 2012 across the Horn of Africa.

  • There are some signs of hope – good ongoing short rains and coordinated, integrated humanitarian assistance are producing positive effects: pastures are growing, water sources are being refilled, etc.

09 Jan 2012 description

Two decades after the collapse of the Somali Republic, the country’s regions still suffer chronic political uncertainty, violence and high levels of displacement. Since 2006, protracted displacements that began in the 1990s have been overlaid by new crises associated with severe drought, political violence and governance failures. The current situation, which involves both internally displaced people (IDPs) and refugees, is widely acknowledged as among the worst in the world, both in terms of the number of people affected and the extent of their humanitarian and protection needs.

05 Jan 2012 description

Background

Trying to reach the most vulnerable of the Somalia crisis

Somalia’s humanitarian crisis continues to be one of the worst in the world. This year, Somalis have faced the devastating effects of drought, compounding a long-lasting conflict and the absence of a functioning healthcare system.

Throughout 2011, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has run medical projects in up to 22 different locations in south-central Somalia, the epicentre of the crisis, as well as large-scale programmes in the camps for Somali refugees in Ethiopia and Kenya.

02 Jan 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF records major successes in challenging humanitarian year

By Chris Niles

NEW YORK, 30 December 2011 – From famine in the Horn of Africa to flooding in Pakistan and uprisings across the Middle East, 2011 was a challenging year for families in the developing world.

31 December 2011: Watch UNICEF's year in review.

30 Dec 2011 description

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

· Three aid workers on a monitoring mission in Mataban, Hirran Province, Somalia died when a gunman opened fire on 23 December.

· Latest reports from UNICEF and KRCS indicate that flood waters in Kenya are subsiding, with most displaced communities returning to their homes.

· Inter-communal conflict in Moyale leaves 37 people dead, thousands displaced.

· Two grenades thrown at a club in Wajir district in north-eastern Kenya near the Somali border wounded at least seven people on 24 December.