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
- 11 mothers from one village in Somalia die giving birth in one week
- Somalia Humanitarian Fund transforms children's lives
- Cross-Border Movements Somalia September 2018
- Outbreak update – Cholera in Somalia, 18 October 2018
- Somalia to develop a national communication strategy on preventing and countering violent extremism
To positively respond to the UN’s appeal to the international community for combating the severe famine in Africa, and to help the related African countries to solve the problem of food shortage, the Chinese government decided to provide the emergency humanitarian donation of US$ 10 million to the World Food Program of UN. US$ 8 million of food assistance and US$ 2 million of food assistance were provided to Ethiopia and Somalia respectively, including the nutrition food for children and other food.
The worst drought in 60 years has struck northeast Africa in recent months. Rain in some countries was less than 5 percent of normal precipitation. Food production has seriously dropped, causing widespread famine.
More than 12.4 million people in countries such as Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti are affected, according to the United Nations, and tens of thousands of people have already died.
The Chinese government will provide emergency food aid and cash aid worth 353.2 million yuan ($55.28 million) to Ethiopia and other African drought-stricken regions to fight drought, Premier Wen Jiabao made the promise when meeting Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi on August 15, in Beijing.
China announced to provide 90 million yuan ($14 million) of emergency food assistance to countries in the Horn of Africa in late July.
The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr. Jean Ping, on 13 June 2011, at the AUC Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, received from the Chargé d’Affaires of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Wei Hongtian, two cheques of USD 600,000 and USD 900,000, respectively, with a view to supporting AU Peacekeeping Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the capacity building of the African Union Commission.
China has announced that its naval deployment to the seas off Somalia to fight pirates will be of three vessels.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao confirmed on Saturday evening that the taskforce would consist of three vessels, and would patrol the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somalia.
The Ministry of Defence said the taskforce would consist of two destroyers and a supply ship, and will leave Sanya of southern Hainan Province on Dec.