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09 Oct 2018 description


In the second half of the year, Ethiopia has faced with an unprecedented surge of inter- communal conflict in Gedeo zone (SNNP region) and West Guji zone (Oromia region), which at its height, displaced some 818,000 people.

13 Mar 2018 description


• The 2018 Ethiopia Humanitarian and Disaster Resilience Plan (HDRP) identifies 7.88 million people in need of food assistance, and 8.49 million people in need of non-food assistance at a cost of $1.658 billion

• Some $62 million mobilized for IDP response and rehabilitation programme

• About 86, 000 IDPs will be relocated to 11 urban/semiurban sites across Oromia region

• 18,000 IDPs receiving vocational training

09 Mar 2018 description


Given the recurrent nature of climate-driven humanitarian crises in Ethiopia, Government and partners have agreed that a significant shift in approach is required.

21 Feb 2018 description
report World Vision


• Average harvests expected: Rains have been above average in January, ending the December dry spell, which is likely to lead to average Season 2018A harvests, already underway. Most poor households are expected to remain in Stressed (IPC Phase 2); however, in Gihanga Commune in Bubanza Province, maize production is likely to be below average due to a more severe dry spell and Fall Armyworm infestations, causing some poor households to face Crisis (IPC Phase 3) through the lean season in May.

09 Feb 2018 description

to assist
600 000 people

FAO requires
USD 7 million

January – December 2018

The crisis that has been affecting Burundi since 2015 has worsened the humanitarian situation in the country with large segments of the population facing severe food insecurity.


FAO is working with partners in the Food Security Cluster to:

• Provide timely food and financial assistance to the most vulnerable populations.

20 Dec 2017 description

BALTIMORE, Dec. 20, 2017 - Lutheran World Relief (LWR), an international NGO working to develop sustainable solutions to poverty, has released its 2018 Early Warning Forecast of regions it is monitoring for potential or worsening humanitarian crises over the coming year: 11 Humanitarian Hotspots for the World to Watch

Ambassador Daniel V. Speckhard, LWR president & CEO, noted that armed conflict is a thread running through the world's current crises.

20 Nov 2017 description


  • Uganda hosts the largest population of refugees and asylum-seekers in Africa. As of November 2017 nearly 1.4 million refugees and asylum-seekers have sought shelter in Uganda, including more than 1 million South Sudanese. Furthermore, 61 percent of the refugee population in Uganda is under 18 years of age.

14 Nov 2017 description


  • Government and partners continue to respond to the rising needs of conflictinduced IDPs in Oromia and Somali regions, but humanitarian needs surpass available resources.

Government and partners responding to needs of conflict-induced IDPs, gap remains high

30 Oct 2017 description


  • The Government and partners developed an ‘HRD Status Update’, highlighting all outstanding Humanitarian Requirements Document Mid-Year Review requirements against revised sector requirements to address new needs since August.

  • Cluster continues providing ES/NFI and cash-based assistance to displaced households, but needs surpass the ongoing response.

  • Some 110,000 displaced school children in 305 schools in Oromia and Somali regions are in dire need of assistance.

07 Sep 2017 description

People in the Arid and Semi-Arid (ASAL) Counties of Kenya are experiencing a food security and nutrition crisis as a result of a protracted drought that has undermined coping capacities and exacerbated vulnerabilities.

30 Jun 2017 description


Food insecurity continues to dominate Kenya’s arid and semi-arid counties. Between 3 million and 3.5 million people in Kenya are predicted to be acutely food insecure by August – up from the current estimate of 2.6 million.

30 Jun 2017 description

Reporting Date: 16 June 2017


  • Rainfall during the March to May (long rains) season was below average in most parts of Kenya.

  • 3.0-3.5 million people expected to face hunger from August 2017 according to the mid-season food security assessment.

  • The nutrition situation continued to deteriorate in arid counties as hunger persisted.

  • 100,300 women and young children received specialised nutritious food: 35,600 for prevention and 64,700 for treatment of acute malnutrition.

23 May 2017 description

Highlights - The nutrition situation remains of concern across Kenya’s northern pastoralist and southeastern marginal agricultural areas. Surveys conducted in January and February report a Global Acute Malnutrition rate of up to 30 per cent in three sub-counties.

  • Depressed rainfall is reported over most of the country, especially eastern areas, during the March to May long rains season.

  • The long rains assessment is scheduled for the end of June and may lead to a revision of the Kenya Flash Appeal.

19 May 2017 description


  • Below-average rainfall was received in March and April, but heavy rainfall was recorded in early May.

  • An outbreak of Fall Army Worm may greatly affect maize harvests.

  • A mid-season food security assessment is in progress.

  • The Government and WFP are working to respond to drought, with the Government providing the funding for cash transfers and WFP providing technical assistance.

  • National social protection systems are responding to some of the needs of drought-affected people.