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28 Feb 2011 description

In response to the destruction of rural livelihoods due to severe drought and rising food prices throughout the country, CERF has allocated $3 million for humanitarian response in Djibouti.

31 Jan 2011 description

Summary: The intended early phasing-out of the five-year Exceptional Food Security Crisis appeal in May 2010, announced in Operations Update no. 3, was extended to the end of December 2010 to allow sufficient time for completion of pending activities in Ethiopia. As this operation was based on a holistic, long-term approach to address food security issues, it was impossible to cover the wide range of intended rehabilitation and recovery activities with the low funding received. Therefore, only a limited scope of activities has been implemented overall.

21 Jan 2011 description
report Kenya Red Cross

Drought (Early Warning, Early Action)


07 Jan 2011 description

For Immediate Release

[NAIROBI, 7 January 2011] The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Mr. Mark Bowden, has expressed concern about the unfolding drought situation in Somalia and has called for humanitarian access to the most affected areas.

The 2010 short rains (Deyr season - October to December) failed in most parts of Somalia. Since Somalia is highly rainfall dependent, a further deterioration in the humanitarian situation is expected in the coming months.

15 Dec 2010 description

Les différents travaux sur la sécurité des acteurs humanitaires classent la Somalie parmi les contextes opérationnels les plus dangereux du Monde avec l’Afghanistan, le Darfour et, depuis peu, le Tchad.

Le danger est en effet permanent pour les acteurs et ces derniers ont payé un prix élevé pour leur engagement auprès des populations somaliennes. Si le nombre d’incidents a diminué entre 2009 et 2008, passant d’environ 120 incidents sérieux à 70, c’est essentiellement lié à la diminution très forte de la présence des humanitaires sur le terrain.