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01 Oct 2014 description
  • Favorable, late-season rains continued throughout many regions of West Africa during the last week.
  • Significantly heavy rainfall forecast over northern Somalia and eastern Ethiopia.

1) Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and negatively affected the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi zones in central Oromia of central Ethiopia.

03 Jul 2014 description
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General Situation during June 2014
Forecast until mid-August 2014

03 Jun 2014 description
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General Situation during May 2014
Forecast until mid-July 2014

14 Dec 2012 description

The Financial Tracking Service (FTS) is managed by OCHA and is a global, on-line, real-time database of humanitarian funding needs and international contributions. In 2012, 1992-2012 FTS celebrates 20 years of recording international humanitarian funding.

24 Oct 2012 description

1) With seasonal rains ending and as vegetation dries out, locust swarms have formed in Chad and are expected to form shortly in Niger and Mali. Swarms are then expected to migrate towards the north as well as potentially into cropping areas in western/central Mali.

03 Oct 2012 description

1) Both anomalous seasonal rainfall and the northward position of the Inter-Tropical front during the past several months have favored breeding conditions for desert locusts over southeast Mauritania-western Mali, central Niger-eastern Mali, Chad, and east-central Sudan. With seasonal rains ending and as vegetation dries out, locusts are expected to concentrate and migrate towards the north as well as potentially into cropping areas in Mali and Niger.

01 Oct 2012 description

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme

Sixty-third session

Geneva, 1-5 October 2012

Update on UNHCR’s operations in Africa

While new or escalating refugee emergencies continue to command a decisive part of UNHCR’s attention and resources in Africa in 2012, the region has continued to present opportunities to bring long-standing refugee situations to a close. Some of these situations have been successfully resolved while others present a number of remaining challenges.

A. Situational analysis including new developments

30 Jul 2012 description

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 10 July — 23 July, with hyperlinks to source material highlighted and underlined in the text. For more information on the topics below or other issues pertaining to the region, please contact the members of the Med Basin Team, or visit our website at www.cimicweb.org.

In Focus: Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government
By Britta Rinehard

10 May 2012 description
report UN Radio

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Le Directeur général de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, s’alarme d’un déficit important de financement pour les activités planifiées par la FAO au Sahel et dans la Corne de l’Afrique.

10 May 2012 description

Il y a risque de perdre une occasion d’aider

10 mai 2012, Madrid - Le Directeur général de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, s'alarme d'un déficit important de financement pour les activités planifiées par la FAO au Sahel et dans la Corne de l'Afrique.

S'addressant au Forum Nueva Economía (Forum économique international), à Madrid, il a souligné que bien qu'il existe "une convergence croissante" entre les mesures de relance de la la sécurité alimentaire et du développement, un problème de taille demeure: le financement.

10 May 2012 description

Risk of losing window of opportunity

Madrid, 10 May 2012 - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today warned of a major funding gap for activities planned by FAO in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa.

Speaking at the Foro Nueva Economía international economic forum in Madrid, he said that although there is "increasing convergence" on how to boost food security and development", there is currently a significant problem - funding.

09 May 2012 description
report World Bank

Press Release No:2012/436/AFR

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2012 – The World Bank said today that nine million people are currently facing food shortages in the Horn of Africa (down from a high of 13.3 million in September 2011 when the drought was at its peak), and nearly 14 million people in the Sahel region, which mainly includes Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger are at risk of hunger because of drought, limited food, political instability, and periods of conflict.

15 Mar 2012 description

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE
HIGH COMMISSIONER’S PROGRAMME

STANDING COMMITTEE
53rd Meeting
13 – 15 March 2012

Agenda Item 3. a) i.

This statement has been drafted in consultation with, and is delivered on behalf of, a wide range of NGOs and attempts to reflect the diversity of views within the NGO community.

Mr. Chair,

05 Mar 2012 description

By decision of Minister for International Development Heidi Hautala, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs has granted humanitarian aid appropriations totalling 67.6 million euros to people suffering from the world’s crises. Finland directs humanitarian assistance to Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Caribbean.

02 Mar 2012 description

This document provides a weekly overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 22 - 28 February 2012, with hyper-links to source material highlighted in blue and underlined in the text. For more information on the topics below or other issues pertaining to the region, please contact the members of the 21/fed Basin Team, or visit our website at www.cimicwebort.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

In Focus
Horn of Africa
North Africa
Northeast Africa
Syria

10 Feb 2012 description

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 31 January – 06 February 2012, with hyperlinks to source material highlighted and underlined in the text. For more information on the topics below or other issues pertaining to the region, please contact the members of the Med Basin Team, or visit our website at www.cimicweb.org.

08 Dec 2011 description

Record cereal harvest forecast

8 December 2011, Rome - The FAO Food Price Index in November was virtually unchanged from its October level. At the new level of 215 points, the Index was 23 points, or 10 percent, below its peak in February 2011 but remained two points, or one percent, above its level in November 2010.

06 Dec 2011 description
report AlertNet

06 Dec 2011 16:52 Source: Alertnet // Emma Batha

By Emma Batha

LONDON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - The hunger crisis in Horn of Africa, which has left more than 13 million people at risk of starvation, will continue into the spring and possibly even summer, the European Union’s top aid official said on Tuesday.

European Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva also warned that the Sahel region faced “very dramatic hunger” next year and feared that some countries there were burying their heads in the sand.