Appeals & Response Plans
- Tropical Cyclone Luban - Oct 2018
- Somalia: Polio Outbreak - Aug 2018
- 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
Maps & Infographics
Most read reports
- Somalia cVDPV Outbreak Response Situation Report #8 (8 October 2018)
- Somalia: Tropical Storm Alert - Issued: 12 October 2018
- Norway Contributes NOK 450 Million to Multi Partner Fund in Somalia
- Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on attacks in Somalia, 13 October 2018
- Bomb blast survivor relives fateful day last October, as Somalis mark first anniversary of the deadly twin attacks on Zoobe, Mogadishu
Unusually strong El Niño, coupled with record-high temperatures, has had a catastrophic effect on crops and rainfall across southern and eastern Africa
More than 36 million people face hunger across southern and eastern Africa, the United Nations has warned, as swaths of the continent grapple with the worst drought in decades at a time of record high temperatures.
Influence of financial players on agricultural commodity markets blamed for global food price inflation and hunger
Felicity Lawrence guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 13 September 2011 11.21 EDT Article history
The activity of financial speculators is overwhelming agricultural commodities markets, fuelling global food price inflation and hunger, according to new analysis from the anti-poverty group the World Development Movement (WDM).
There is an urgent need to learn the lessons from Ethiopia and to build resilience in the region to enable it to cope with the severe drought it faces every few years
It's impossible to answer with a simple yes or no – but here's a summary of what we think we know so far
So is famine in the Horn of Africa linked to climate change or not? The question arises whenever "extreme weather events" – hurricanes, floods, droughts – hit our TV screens. It's impossible to answer with a simple yes or no – but here's what we think we know so far.
Read the full report on guradian.co.uk.
East Africa's most severe drought in 60 years has left 10 million people desperately short of food. But what can be done, and should the call for help have been made sooner?
Read the full article in the Guardian.
Early warning systems showed this drought was going to be very serious so why has it taken so long for the world to wake up?
Posted by Alison Rusinow Friday 8 July 2011 10.06 BST
Images of people arriving at refugee camps in east Africa this week have brought home the stark reality of the impact of drought in the region.
Read the complete blog on the Guardian's Poverty matters blog
The head of UN humanitarian affairs says the scale of the drought in east and the Horn of Africa is much greater than anticipated
Baroness Amos, head of UN humanitarian affairs, appealed on Tuesday for donors to "dig deep" to help the 10 million people affected by the worst drought conditions in 60 years in east Africa.