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02 Nov 2015 description


  • UNHCR has set up 218 new refugee housing units in Markazi Camp to accommodate the new arrivals. Since 29 September and as of 26 October, 2,036 individuals have registered with UNHCR.

  • According to the latest available statistics from IOM and the Djibouti government, 29,487 persons of mixed nationalities have arrived in Djibouti as of 23 October (since 26 March). Of those, 15,761 persons (53 per cent) are Yemeni nationals, 11,822 (40 per cent) are transiting migrants and 1,904 persons (7 per cent) are Djiboutian returnees.

02 Jul 2012 description

02 July 2012

Drought is one of the biggest causes of disaster in Africa resulting into loss of lives, abstract poverty and massive socio-economic effects. The IGAD secretariat hosted key partners and member state representatives to deliberate on the way forward in regards to building drought resilience in the IGAD region on 2nd July at the office headquarters. Present at the meeting were representatives from USAID, FAO, WFP, UN, WORLD BANK, ITALY, DENMARK, JFF, EU, amongst others. Each of IGAD member states also attended the very important meeting.

27 Oct 2011 description

Regional food security situation and outlook

Fighting disrupts major cropping season in Sudan

Food availability in the two states of Blue Nile and South Kordofan is forecasted to be significantly reduced with disruptions to the major cropping season, following renewed fighting between government troops and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N).

10 Oct 2009 description

Conducted by: Bangladesh Disaster Preparedness Centre (BDPC)

On behalf of: IGAD/REFORM and the European Union

Background and introduction

Countries in the IGAD region are at risk from a wide range of hazards that can lead to serious disasters and humanitarian crisis situations. Member States of IGAD have been undertaking measures within their limited capacities and have developed strategies for responding to disasters.

31 Oct 2008 description


"Eastern Africa" denotes the geographical are comprising the seven member states of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD): Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, and Uganda. Tanzania is also included because it has had long historical and political interactions with Kenya and Uganda within the rubric of the East African Cooperation (EAC). The main challenges to human security in this region have originated from political and state fragility, resource scarcities, and environmental degradation.

16 Oct 2008 description

As the internatioal community marks World Food Day 2008, the European Commission has adopted a new emergency funding decision of €15 million for food assistance in the Horn of Africa. The decision aims at saving lives and relieving suffering in one of the world's most vulnerable regions.

29 Aug 2008 description

This report covers the period 01/01/2008 to 30/06/2008.

In brief

The programmes in the Eastern Africa (EA) Zone are aligned to the Federation Global Agenda goals and Framework for Action Areas of improvement.

Programme purpose:

Build up well-prepared, stronger and more efficient National Societies that are able to predict, prevent and reduce risks and respond to the high level of humanitarian demands in the region posed by small and medium scale disasters, mitigate their impact as well as cope with their consequences.

Build and strengthen the capacities of the 14 National …

21 Dec 2007 description

This appeal seeks CHF 6,060,912 (USD 5,421,209 or EUR 3,673,280) to fund programmes to be implemented in 2008 and 2009.

Current context

The eastern Africa region continues to experience major disasters, which claim many lives, destroy property and erode the already weak livelihoods of the affected communities. Among the disasters that have been experienced in the recent past within this region, the most common are floods, heavy rains and land slides as well as drought. Similarly, epidemics including RVF, cholera, meningitis, avian flu and malaria are frequent across the divide.

02 Apr 2007 description

783 deaths confirmed in CEA region:

Meningitis Epidemic Hits Central and East Africa

The Meningitis epidemic that began earlier this year in West Africa is now taking its toll in the Central and East Africa region (excl.

12 May 2006 description

Washington, D.C -- The Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation (VVAF) has been approached by the United Nations Joint Logistics Center (UNJLC) this week to urgently provide humanitarian assistance (through the deployment of technical personnel) for several months in both south Sudan and the Horn of Africa to support emergency operations.

VVAF's Information Management and Mine Action Program (iMMAP) has a standby partnership agreement with the World Food Programme (WFP) and is presently providing support for vulnerability analysis and mapping services as part of the WFP's Regional …

01 Jan 2005 description

[Djibouti, Ethiopia, Horn of Africa sub-regional office]

Appeal no. 05AA005

The International Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. The Federation is the world's largest humanitarian organization, and its millions of volunteers are active in over 180 countries. All international assistance to support vulnerable communities seeks to adhere to the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response, according to the SPHERE Project.