Appeals & Response Plans
- Tropical Cyclone Mekunu - May 2018
- Tropical Cyclone Sagar - May 2018
- Somalia: Flash Floods - Apr 2018
- Somalia: Measles Outbreak - Dec 2016
- Somalia: Floods - May 2016
- Somalia: Cholera Outbreak - Apr 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Megh - Nov 2015
- Tropical Cyclone Chapala - Nov 2015
- Somalia: Floods - Oct 2015
- Somalia: Drought - 2015-2018
Maps & Infographics
Rationale and methods to share information, speak out, and challenge impunity in cases of violence against humanitarian action
ATHA is pleased to share a new professional _Toolkit for Responding to Attacks against Humanitarian Action on the Policy Level._ The purpose of the Toolkit is to offer guidance to humanitarian actors for responding to violence against humanitarian action, in order to promote a more protective environment for the provision of humanitarian aid to civilians.
Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is now recognised as a serious and widespread global health issue. During a humanitarian crisis, the risk of such violence is heightened, often continuing after the early phases of a crisis – reports of gender-based violence (GBV) are common in camps for refugees and displaced populations. However, there is limited evidence on how to provide effective response services to survivors of violence in humanitarian contexts.
2018 will be a hard year for all affected by the drought in Somalia. All indications show that the drought will not get any better and may push the situation towards famine.
Rains between October – December 2017 were expected to bring relief to millions of people in Somalia. Unfortunately, the rains were not good. This was the fourth consecutive failed rainy season.
It has been dry in Somalia for more than 8 years. It does not rain, and when there is not enough water, people cannot harvest enough and go hungry. Now, with the new year, the drought continues.
In Bosaaso, in northern Somalia, there are extreme water shortages. Due to a lack of food, loss of livestock, a lack of water and insecurity from armed groups, more than 49,000 Somalis fled from other parts of the country into Bosaaso’s camps for internally displaced people. Some go to these camps in hopes of receiving humanitarian aid and others, to join relatives already there.
Après dix ans de régression quasi constante, la faim dans le monde a brusquement augmenté. Pourtant, nous produisons suffisamment pour nourrir deux fois la population mondiale. Alors quelles sont les causes de ce drame ? Voici cinq points pour comprendre pourquoi la faim fait de si nombreuses victimes.
By: Valeria Sau
An unprecedented drought is affecting East Africa and it is not expected to end any time soon. That means there are more hard times ahead – but from what I saw on my recent visit, the people of South Sudan and Somalia are determined (with CARE’s help and thanks to the generosity of the UK public) to get through it.
Humanitarian situation: Severe drought conditions are expected to deepen until the end of 2017 with 6.7 million people still in need of protection and humanitarian assistance – of which 4 million (60%) are children.
More people have died delivering aid in Syria than anywhere else in 2017, an analysis by international aid organisation CARE Australia has found.
New figures reveal 80 aid workers have been killed this year, including 29 in Syria where there has been intense fighting since 2011.
“Syria is the most dangerous place on earth to be an aid worker,” said CARE Australia’s Gender in Emergencies Specialist Isadora Quay.
A "Gender in Emergencies" specialist in the midst of crisis around Lake Chad
Fatouma Zara is the Gender in Emergencies specialist with CARE’s Rapid Response Team. Fatouma works with our teams in humanitarian emergencies to ensure gender remains at the heart of everything we do. Fatouma’s work has taken her to many countries including Cambodia,
Mozambique, Ethiopia, and Turkey.
The year 2015 marked the 10th anniversary of the Global Shelter Cluster, the inter-agency coordination mechanism for shelter response. During these ten years, coordination has improved in consistency, shelter responses have grown in scale, and there are more people with experience in shelter programming, but people continue to lose their dwellings and be displaced due to conflict and natural disasters. Global humanitarian shelter needs continue to greatly exceed the capacity and resources to respond.
By Sam Bolitho
International donors must urgently scale up the response to Somalia’s worsening food crisis to avoid a full scale famine, CARE International warns.
Speaking after visiting some of the country’s worst affected areas, CARE’s Somalia Country Director, Raheel Nazir Chaudhary, said many communities remained cut off from lifesaving humanitarian aid.
“By now we should see trucks of food and water continually being driven back and forth on these roads but in many areas we have hardly seen any,” he said after visiting the regions Togdheer, Sool and Sanaag.
Good sanitation is important. It prevents children from illnesses like diarrhoea, keeps girls in school and reduces healthcare costs.
Fatih is one of over 275,000 inhabitants in Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp. She is 30 years old, a mother of one, and is a self-made woman; building latrines on her own.
She crossed the border from Somalia into Kenya due to conflict and drought. For many years she has been living with her 11-year-old son in a self-constructed hut, using an unprotected latrine.
"It is part of our culture. I cannot keep my things when someone next to me is dying. We have shared what little we have."
Shukri Mohamud Abdi lives in the village of Haro-Sheeikh, four hours’ drive east on barely passable roads from Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland. Here, as in all of rural Somalia, livestock is the backbone of the village’s economy. Most people are pastoralists depending on their animals for a livelihood, and everyone else depends on pastoralists for their businesses.
Technical and Vocational Training institutions and universities in Somalia will also benefit from the project in terms of capacity to deliver quality education and training. Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands) will provide the technical know-how related to the project.
Kismayu, 29 March 2017- Today, the Somali Education Authorities, together with the European Union and CARE International, launched a 3.8 million Euro project in Kismayu on vocational and higher education to train people in jobs related to road infrastructure and renewable energy.
Nairobi, 14 February 2017. Without funding to support millions of people in the Horn of Africa, the world will witness another severe food crisis and potentially a famine in parts of Somalia, warns CARE International. “We are observing the same warning signs that preceded the famine in Somalia six years ago”, says Raheel Nazir Chaudhary, CARE’s Country Director in Somalia. Consecutive droughts over the last two years, exacerbated by one of the strongest El Niño events ever recorded, have completely depleted people’s food supplies and killed their livestock.
Garowe (Somali: Garowe ),is the administrative capital of the autonomous Puntland region in north eastern Somalia. Garowe is located in the Nugaal region, and is the seat of the Puntland parliament, presidential palace and government ministries. A fast-growing city, it has also evolved into a local media and cultural hub.
A joint drought response monitoring mission was conducted from 14 – 20 May, 2016. The findings of the report are based on data and information gathered by the teams through interviews with local authorities, community representatives, key informants, community meetings, group discussions and direct observations in each location that was visited. The mission comprising UN and NGOs and led by OCHA and HADMA was divided into four teams, two from Bossaso and the other two from Garowe.
June 6, 2016
(Nairobi) – As the Government of Kenya announces its intention to close the world’s largest refugee camp in Dadaab in November, international humanitarian organization CARE says more time could be needed to protect refugee rights.
In May, the Government of Kenya announced that it has disbanded its Department of Refugee Affairs. Last week, government officials set November 2016 as the date for the closure of the Dadaab refugee camp in northeastern Kenya.
Displacement in Eastern Africa is predominantly of a protracted nature. At the end of February 2016, there were 11.7 million people displaced in the region, mostly in Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia (UNHCR), and at least half are children. Although most have been displaced for several years or even decades, few have durable solutions prospects such as returning to their home, being integrated into their host communities or settle elsewhere.